Children’s corners at shopping malls doubling as nursery schools

More than five thousand parents in Prague failed to enrol their child in a nursery school which presents a serious problem for mothers who want to go back to work after spending time on maternity leave, the internet news site reports. The report says some mothers have taken drastic measures and are leaving their children at supervised children’s corners in shopping malls for as long as five to six hours a day in order to be able to work part-time. Children’s corner supervisors at Zličín, Chodov and Černý Most have confirmed the report saying it presents a serious problem since these corners do not afford a place where children can eat or rest and merely serve as supervised playgrounds.