When asked about the childcare issue in Bessat, elected officials are very concerned.
“Our big concern is to keep the village, its shops, its clubs and thus its school alive. It is not the children who are missing now, nor the ones who are to come because many births are expected. However, we fear that young couples will leave or not settle here due to the lack of child minders and reception structures. The ideal solution is to create an early childhood structure in the style of the house of maternal assistants (Mam), ”emphasizes Mayor Isabelle Vernay.
“The establishment in our sector is relevant because the axis of department 8 with five communes, Thélis-la-Combe, Colombier, Graix, Le Bessat and Tarentaise, is very poorly served in this area on this road that leads to Saint- Etienne, while a lot of people are working there, but we are working on a project with the Monts du Pilat community, which is responsible for the collective reception of young children, ”continues the elected representative.
An opening is possible for September and the structure could accommodate eight children full-time, therefore up to 16 in shifts.