The “puerne” engaged in environmental health in search of recognition

The publication of the Commission’s report for the first 1,000 days in September 2020 did not fill Claire Royer de la Bastie, co-founder of Collectif JSIP, with enthusiasm. “We are one of the professions that express this period of the first thousand days, or we have not been highlighted in this report, emphasizes the professional, a qualified child care nurse since 2017. The collective was born out of the desire to gain recognition of our competencies and in particular a pay rise. We have the same diploma as the nurses with an extra year of specialization. We want to educate ourselves with children, families and childcare assistants, but this has not been taken into account. It is often difficult to get this extra year funded by vocational training, and it is very common for it to be based on self-financing. In addition, we are excluded from the intensive care premium that has been in force since January. We simply want the place that belongs to us. »

Specific know-how

The goal of JSIP Collective is to get this expertise recognized. “In our profession as an IDE childcare worker, we can not only provide technical care, adds Claire Royer de la Bastie. In order for the child to accept the care, we accompany him in his surroundings together with his parents. We are trained in parenting. We work in a wide variety of places, such as pediatric intensive care units, PMIs or in the management of institutions for young children. Sometimes we are confused with day care workers and child care assistants! And today, more and more people call themselves professionals in parenting … ” Taking the right attitude, using the right vocabulary, introducing professional working positions that have been learned theoretically are skills that are defended by the collective. “Another of our demands concerns the recognition of our master’s degree and the creation of a pediatric IPA in two years’ time, she adds. This would allow us to achieve autonomy by consulting the pediatrician to follow up on the healthy child. These are things that we have already been doing daily for several years, but without recognition … We need a genuine childcare nomenclature. » As for the Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse (IPA), this may end in 2023. In any case, the topic was raised by Olivier Véran and in discussion with the Directorate-General for the Supply of Care (DGOS) before the last presidential election …

Soon an eco-nurse guide

“Our environment has a real impact on the child’s mental, emotional and affective health and on the adult who is in the process of reminiscent of the co-founder of Collectif JSIP. Very quickly, we therefore set up an environmental health department. » Address the choice of containers under diversification, create awareness about the use of telephones thanks to a poster on neonatology departments in collaboration with the Association santé environnement france (Asef), alarm about electromagnetic fields … Several approaches have seen the day. A childcare guide is being prepared. “We are in the writing phase, says Karine Pontroué, child care nurse since 2016, holder of an interuniversity environmental health diploma since 2019 and responsible for environmental health in Kollektivet. The purpose is to identify information on this topic and to provide knowledge to parents, to disseminate it and also to question the practice of professionals in order to increase awareness of environmental health in the profession and in childcare nurses themselves. » The JSIP Collective (255 members and 4,500 on Facebook) relies heavily on communications and social networks to get its messages across and learn about its actions. He joined the Inter-associative collective for Environmental Health (Cise), the Collective for Action in the Light of Environmental Health Emergencies (Cause) and the Ile-de-France Health Environment Network. On March 19, he, along with elected officials, scientists and NGOs, signed “L’appel de Grenoble” in favor of an IPCC for environmental health. Hope to be heard!

Isabel Soubelet


Éléonore de Vaumas, “1,000 days” to support parenthood “,, 03/09/2021.

Leave a Comment