This is a macro level qualitative study presenting the thoughts of pre-school employees in
multicultural pre-school concerning the daily work in correlation with national regulations.
Sweden has since world war two been a destination country among refugees, asylum seekers
and immigrants with different ethnicities, cultures and religions. During 2015 the number of
immigrants reached a level of more than 160 000 immigrants. This fact combined with the
Swedish counties obligation to offer all children from the age of three, access to pre-school,
the national pre-school regulations that describes that the pre-school work should be
performed in cooperation with the families, implied an idea of a subject worth examining. If
parents have a weak connection to labour market and society, the pre-school might be one of
few opportunities and arenas where newcomer parents interact with Swedish society,
language and values. The result shows both proudness and joy, but also in several ways
frustration concerning additional tasks that comes with parents with less knowledge about
language, pre-school function and Swedish society.
2016. , 32 p.
Bachelor Programme in Behavioural Science SBETG 180 higher education credits