Supporting Registered Employment of Women Through Home-Based Childcare Services ("NANNY")

General Information

Title of the action

Supporting Registered Employment of Women Through Home-Based Childcare Services ("NANNY")

Priority sector

Employment, social policy

Contracting party

Ministry of Labour, Social Services and Family

Turkish beneficiary

Social Security Institution (Affiliated to Ministry of Labour, Social Services and Family)

Duration (months) + start and end date

33 months  (March 2015 - November 2017)



EU Contribution (EUR)

49.625.000 €




Summary of the Action

Short description of the action and its main objectives

The overall objective of the project was to promote registered employment of women with small children who are at risk of withdrawal from the labour market, while supporting formal employment of women providing home-based child care services.  

The main activity of the project was to establish, introduce and implement a financial support program by providing cash support for promoting women’s formal employment.



 Antalya, Ankara, İzmir, İstanbul, Bursa



Results achieved

  • Over 26 months between July 2015 and August 2017, 11.327 working mothers, 15.232 home based childcare provider women, and almost 12.000 children (who have received care at home when their mothers were at work) were direct beneficiaries. Out of them, 5.736 women remained in labour force, 1.345 women started working again, and 14.775 women started working as registered childcare worker, covered under the social security umbrella.  
  • A total of €39.172.062 employment subsidy was disbursed.
  • The project created an economic impact beyond its budget. Throughout the additional employment provided by the project, it is foreseen that 21.856 women will earn around 968.7 million TL (200 M €) of income till their retirement.
  • Awareness on the importance of affordable child care services has increased and culture of working with social security registration in domestic services is nurtured. It is expected that the project will generate around 505 million TL as tax and social security premiums. Moreover, the project has also helped combat the stereotypes regarding women's participation in the labour market, where women's primary role is considered to be childcare, hence prevented from work.