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© IDEA Mobility 2020 

Alzira, Spain | europa@alzira.es | +34 96 245 51 01


PROJECT'S END DATE: 31/05/2017

TOTAL BUDGET: 151.048,00€


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The project aims to achieve a fruitful collaboration between European institutions in various fields (adult education, health and social assistance, training centers ,municipalities, NGOs, etc.) regarding the experimentation and application of innovative methods and strategies for the education/training of informal in-home caregivers of ante pre-school children. Each partner will bring in this project their own national experience and the type of training methods that exist in their country in this sector. The project addresses the adults provide care for ante pre-school children at home (parents, grandparents, relatives and other people) as well as the staff members and institutions in this field. Thus, in mobilities there will be involved 120 people in the partner institutions, but the number of those involved directly/indirectly in the project will exceed 3000.

It aims to contribute to the education of adults who provide care for ante pre-school children at home (especially those from disadvantaged families, who do not have the possibility to turn to specialized institutions or individuals) to help them to acquire and improve their skills in this field. The project aims also to develop an innovative program of training, applicable at European level and to promote good practices for informal in-home caregivers ofbante pre-school children, but also to increase the quality of the cregivers’ life and to ensure support, training and psychological counselling.


The project activities will teach the caregivers basic things in providing care for children whom they supervise, but also how to handle stressful situations. The project activities include training courses, workshops, meetings ,technical visits and seminars for the staff members who educate the caregivers in institutions such as:medical schools, training centres, hospitals, etc. The exchange of knowledge, experiences and good practices at European level will be a tool for the future sustainability of the activities related to the educational support for the in-home caregivers for children. The first step is the participation of the staff members to learning activities regarding methods and strategies for training and support for in-home caregivers of ante pre-school children. The second step will be experiencing /applying this methodology in each partner institution. Planning, implementation and evaluation of these activities will be carried out through meetings between partners, as well as through a periodic interaction through ICT and video-conferences.


  • To improve competencies of staff that provide education & training for in-home caregivers of ante pre-school children.

  • To improve skills (for care children , linguistic,to learning to learn ,emotional,ICT ,intercultural ,civic,social ,so on ) and to provide support to the in-home caregivers of ante pre-school children by creating possibilities for training and therapy for them.

  • To create assessment material to test the quality of life and the difficulties of in-home caregivers for ante pre-school children.

  • To test the quality of life of in-home caregivers in order to identify the need for possible support for the caregiver.

  • To create material that could be used for teaching some basic elements in educating in-home caregivers of ante pre-school children, to publish them and to disseminate them in order to be used at European level by those interested (adult education institutions, social care centres, so on).

  • To experiment innovative strategies of education/training for caregivers within pilot courses -to provide a social network for informal in-home caregivers.

  • To ensure research/dissemination of the best practices in this field at European level in the education of in-home caregivers of ante pre-school children.

  • The short-term impact will be a European exchange of best practices in the field and the development of an innovative programme for education/ training, applicable at European level.

  • The medium and long-term impact will be improving the quality of caregivers’ life, increasing their competences and also those of the staff members who educate them, as well as the training provided by the institutions and experts in the field. The outcomes of the project (innovative strategies guide, best practices handbook , website) will maximize its impact.


The project is based on the fact that in Europe 2020 Agenda the promotion of a good health status is an integral part of the objectives of economic growth which is smart and favourable to inclusion,contributing to a successful approach to the challenge represented by sustainability in the context of demographic changes, and maintaining a healthy population has a positive impact on the economic productivity and competitiveness. On the other hand, the project focuses also on the need to establish Europe's economic growth on improving the quality of its citizens’ education, as well as to improve their living standards and their social inclusion. The project is addresses the following target groups:

1. the informal in-home caregivers of ante pre-school children (parents, grandparents, relatives, other people who do not have specialized training in the field) who, for various reasons, cannot resort to specialized institutions in the field (nurseries) due to the socio-economic situation (immigrants, poor families, unemployed, etc.) or isolation (a rural area, living in less densely populated areas). In this respect, the project wants to help those family members who take care of ante pre-school children (1-3 years old), to give them a fair and quality home care, answering their help and education/training needs in this field.

2. staff members from adult education institutions (associations, foundations, adult education and training centres, etc.) which deals with the education/guidance of the informal in-home caregivers for children (e.g., parents, grandparents, relatives, etc.).


Here you can download the PARENTS SCHOOL's project guide and manual: