The extension of child-care services has been on the political agenda for a considerable period, and current studies ((see the DJI Child-Care Study 2006) still indicate tensions between the high demand from parents and the lack of provision of child care. As a result of developments on the labour market – for example, with increased requirements for mobility and flexibility among employees – the demand for services that are more flexible with regard to time and organizational arrangements represents a central topic in the current debate over day-care centres for children.