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Since the death of a poisoned baby in a private crèche on June 22, voices have been raised to denounce the working conditions in certain establishments, sometimes resulting in irreparable damage. And Eugénie * is not unhappy that the tongues are finally loosening: at 38, this Francilienne sees herself as a whistleblower who has tried, for several years, to break the taboo of abuse in the nursery.
On sick leave for more than eight months, this trained childcare nurse, former director of a public nursery, lives in an endless standoff with the town hall of Paris. After the filing of a complaint against X for “moral harassment”, closed without action last April, Eugénie has since constituted a civil party and was recently heard by a Parisian investigating judge.
Her fight is the product of a story that begins in 2016. Appointed director of a municipal collective crèche in the XVe district of Paris, she notices many dysfunctions as soon as she arrives: absence of a school project, breaches in terms of health and safety, poor reception conditions for disabled children, theft of food intended for children, unsuitable practices Staff.
She tries to put an end to it with the help of training, reminders of professional obligations and disciplinary reports to her superiors. At the time, parents noticed some improvements. Seeing, at the same time, the situation worsening with her team, Eugenie repeatedly requests an interview with her superiors – a request that has remained unanswered.