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How do you qualify to become a maternal assistant?

Verified 15 janvier 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Covid 19: adaptation of reception conditions

Limitation on the number of children who can be accommodated in the mother's office and in Mam is relaxed during the health crisis.

That's what it says Decree No. 2021-699 of 1 June 2021 modified Decree No. 2021-1957 of 31 December 2021 .

To become a licenced maternal assistant (certified maternal assistant), you must obtain a licence. You must apply to the department. The department organises and funds your training. You must accept the publication of certain data (contact information) on a dedicated website. You can practice at home or within a Mam. The licence is granted for a period of 5 years, renewable.

Home Exercise

You are granted authorisation if you authorise the publication of your identity and contact details.

To obtain approval, you must provide certain information:

  • Your identity
  • Your phone number
  • Address of your place of business
  • Your email

This online service allows you to perform these steps.

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National Family Allowance Fund (Cnaf)

You must undergo training to obtain the maternal assistant certification.

This training is free. It is organised and financed by the department.

Content

The training enables the maternal assistant to acquire the following skills and knowledge:

  • Psycho-affective and physical security including training in first aid gestures, hygiene care, child comfort, continuity of the marks between family life and mode of reception, accompaniment of the child in his development, his development, his awakening, his socialisation and his autonomy
  • Rights and duties of the profession, the contractual relationship with the employer and other professionals in the care of the young child, the measures necessary to ensure the safety and protect the physical and mental health of the maternal assistant
  • Childcare facilities, legal, sociological and institutional framework for the child, the family and knowledge of the tasks and responsibilities of the maternal assistant in matters of child safety, health and development
  • Protection of Children at Risk

  Please note : you may be exempted from this training if you have the certificate of professional competence Early Childhood Education. However, no exemption may be granted for training related to first aid gestures and child-care facilities.

Duration

Training has a total duration of 120 hours. These hours are allocated as follows:

Before the child is welcomed

The First 80 hours shall be provided within 6 months upon receipt of the complete application for approval.

This period may be extended to 8 months in the departments which have granted approval to no more than 100 new maternal assistants during the year.

An assessment of the training achievements shall be carried out by the department or a training body.

Validation of 1re part of the training is authorised to accommodate a child.

After the child is welcomed

The Last 40 hours shall be provided within 3 years from the reception of the 1to child.

An assessment of the training achievements shall be carried out by the department or a training body.

Validation of the 2nde Part of the training will give rise to a certificate of follow-up of the 2 trainings.

General case

You must fill out a form.

Application for Maternal or Maternal Assistant

Cerfa n° 13394 - Ministry of Social Affairs

You must provide the supporting documents indicated in the form's instructions.

The file may be submitted by hand or sent by registered letter with AR to your department.

Who shall I contact

  FYI : an order to rewrite the registration form must be issued. The new application form will be posted as soon as it is available.

In Paris

You must fill out a form.

Application for Maternal or Maternal Assistant

Cerfa n° 13394 - Ministry of Social Affairs

You must provide the supporting documents indicated in the form's instructions.

The file can be submitted by hand or sent by registered letter with AR.

Who shall I contact
  • IMP and Family Planning Branch

    By mail

    Maternal and Family Assistant Certification Unit

    76 Rue de Reuilly

    75570 PARIS CEDEX 12

    On site

    Maternal and Family Assistant Certification Unit

    76 Rue de Reuilly

    75012 PARIS

The Department's services regularly organise information meetings on the occupation of maternal assistant.

Before applying for a licence, it is recommended that you attend one of these meetings so that you can better understand the conditions of the trade.

The service has 3 months to process your request.

The following steps are included in the statement:

  • Review your application
  • One or more interviews
  • One or more visits to your home

The service uses a criteria grid to verify that you meet the conditions of approval.

The service may ask you to provide documents regarding your accommodation (for example, a certificate of maintenance of your boiler).

An excerpt criminal record bulletin 2 every adult living at the mother's home will be requested by the department.

The decision is sent to you within 3 months of receiving your complete application.

If you do not receive a response within this time limit, the approval will be taken for granted.

The approval is granted for 5 years. A certificate is issued to you.

If the authorisation is refused, the notification shall specify the grounds and the possibilities and time limits for appeal.

The accreditation shall determine the number of children who may be accommodated by the maternal assistant. She chooses the number of children accommodated within the limits of this pleasure.

  Please note : during regular reception hours, the total children under 11 years of age under the sole responsibility of the maternal assistant may not exceed 6. The number of children under 3 years of age may not exceed 4. The children of the family are counted.

Number of children exceeded

The number of children accommodated can be increased if needed temporary, specific or punctual.

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Overflow for a temporary need

The mother's assistant can accommodate 2 additional children if the decision to approve it allows.

This reception will be made under the following conditions:

  • Under its exclusive responsibility
  • Up to 55 days per calendar year

The maternal assistant shall inform the chair of the departmental council no later than 48 hours.

The method of information (mail, dematerialised channel...) is determined by the president of the departmental council.

This information indicates:

  • Legal Representatives Name
  • Its postal and email addresses
  • His phone numbers
  • Dates and times the child is welcomed
  • Total number of children under 11 years of age for each day concerned

  Please note : during reception hours, total children under 11 years of age under the sole responsibility of the maternal assistant may not exceed 8. The number of children under 3 years of age may not exceed 4. The children of the family are counted.

Overflow for one-time need

The mother's assistant can accommodate an additional child.

This reception will be made under the following conditions:

  • Under the sole responsibility of the maternal assistant
  • Up to 50 hours per month
  • Under adequate security conditions

The maternal assistant shall inform the chair of the departmental council no later than 48 hours.

The method of information (mail, dematerialised channel...) is determined by the president of the departmental council.

This information indicates:

  • Legal Representative Name
  • Its postal and email addresses
  • His phone numbers
  • Dates and times the child is welcomed

The mother's assistant must also inform the parents or legal representatives of the children usually in care.

  Please note : during reception hours, total children under 11 years of age under the sole responsibility of the maternal assistant may not be more than 8. Children under 3 years of age may be accommodated only 4. Children of the family are counted.

Exceeding for a specific need

The maternal assistant must obtain the agreement of the president of the departmental council before the reception.

The chair of the departmental council may authorise the maternal assistant to accommodate more than 4 children simultaneously. This increase is limited to:

  • 6 minors under 11 years of age, if the licence fixes the number of children accommodated at 4
  • 4 children under 11 years of age if the number of children fixed by the approval is less than 4

It must also inform the parents or legal representatives of the children usually entrusted.

The maternal assistant must inform the president of the departmental council if she changes her domicile.

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In the same department

The maternal assistant communicates her new address to the president of the departmental council. This information shall be given no later than 15 days before the move by registered letter with notice of receipt.

In another department

The maternal assistant communicates her new address to the president of the departmental council of her new residence.

This information shall be given no later than 15 days before the move by registered letter with notice of receipt. It shall be accompanied by a copy of the decision or certificate of approval.

The chair of the departmental council ensures that the new accommodation complies with the approval issued by organising a visit to it.

If the new conditions for the reception of children so warrant, the chair of the departmental council shall amend the approval.

In the year preceding the end of the authorisation and at least 4 months before it expires, department departments send you a letter with the renewal application form.

You must apply for renewal of the licence 3 months at least before its expiry.

General case

You must fill out a form.

Application for Maternal or Maternal Assistant

Cerfa n° 13394 - Ministry of Social Affairs

You must provide the supporting documents indicated in the form's instructions.

The file may be submitted by hand or sent by registered letter with AR to your department.

Who shall I contact

In Paris

You must fill out a form.

Application for Maternal or Maternal Assistant

Cerfa n° 13394 - Ministry of Social Affairs

You must provide the supporting documents indicated in the form's instructions.

The file may be submitted by hand or sent by registered letter with AR.

Who shall I contact
  • IMP and Family Planning Branch

    By mail

    Maternal and Family Assistant Certification Unit

    76 Rue de Reuilly

    75570 PARIS CEDEX 12

    On site

    Maternal and Family Assistant Certification Unit

    76 Rue de Reuilly

    75012 PARIS

To be granted, your renewal application must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Validation of training hours obtained in connection with the initial application for approval
  • Certificate of care for at least 1 child during the initial period of authorisation
  • Documents justifying a continuous improvement of professional practice
  • Documents justifying participation in tests assessing the acquisition of child-care skills

If you do not receive a response within this time limit 2 months, the renewal of the authorisation shall be taken for granted.

It shall be granted for a period of 5 years.

The licence shall be renewed for a period of 10 years when the mother's assistant certifies the success of the tests assessing the child's care skills.

Exercise in the home of maternal assistants (Mam)

You are granted authorisation if you authorise the publication of your identity and contact details.

To obtain approval, you must provide certain information:

  • Your identity
  • Your phone number
  • Address of your place of business
  • Your email

This online service allows you to perform these steps.

monenfant

National Family Allowance Fund (Cnaf)

You must undergo training to obtain the maternal assistant certification.

This training is free. It is organised and financed by the department.

Content

The training enables the maternal assistant to acquire the following skills and knowledge:

  • Psycho-affective and physical security including training in first aid gestures, hygiene care, child comfort, continuity of the marks between family life and mode of reception, accompaniment of the child in his development, his development, his awakening, his socialisation and his autonomy
  • Rights and duties of the profession, the contractual relationship with the employer and other professionals in the care of the young child, the measures necessary to ensure the safety and protect the physical and mental health of the maternal assistant
  • Childcare facilities, legal, sociological and institutional framework for the child, the family and knowledge of the tasks and responsibilities of the maternal assistant in matters of child safety, health and development
  • Protection of Children at Risk

  Please note : you may be exempted from this training if you have the certificate of professional competence Early Childhood Education. However, no exemption may be granted for training related to first aid gestures and child-care facilities.

Duration

Training has a total duration of 120 hours. These hours are allocated as follows:

Before the child is welcomed

The First 80 hours shall be provided within 6 months upon receipt of the complete application for approval.

This period may be extended to 8 months in the departments which have granted approval to no more than 100 new maternal assistants during the year.

An assessment of the training achievements shall be carried out by the department or a training body.

Validation of 1re part of the training is authorised to accommodate a child.

After the child is welcomed

The Last 40 hours shall be provided within 3 years from the reception of the 1to child.

An assessment of the training achievements shall be carried out by the department or a training body.

Validation of the 2nde Part of the training will give rise to a certificate of follow-up of the 2 trainings.

General case

You must fill out a form.

Application for Maternal or Maternal Assistant

Cerfa n° 13394 - Ministry of Social Affairs

You must provide the supporting documents indicated in the form's instructions.

The file may be submitted by hand or sent by registered letter with AR to your department.

Who shall I contact

  FYI : an order to rewrite the registration form must be issued. The new application form will be posted as soon as it is available.

In Paris

You must fill out a form.

Application for Maternal or Maternal Assistant

Cerfa n° 13394 - Ministry of Social Affairs

You must provide the supporting documents indicated in the form's instructions.

The file can be submitted by hand or sent by registered letter with AR.

Who shall I contact
  • IMP and Family Planning Branch

    By mail

    Maternal and Family Assistant Certification Unit

    76 Rue de Reuilly

    75570 PARIS CEDEX 12

    On site

    Maternal and Family Assistant Certification Unit

    76 Rue de Reuilly

    75012 PARIS

The Department's services regularly organise information meetings on the occupation of maternal assistant.

Before applying for a licence, it is recommended that you attend one of these meetings so that you can better understand the conditions of the trade.

The service has 3 months to process your request.

The following steps are included in the statement:

  • Review your application
  • One or more interviews
  • One or more visits to Mam

The Mammust respect security requirements for establishments receiving public (ERP).

The service uses a criteria grid to verify that you meet the conditions of approval.

An excerpt criminal record bulletin 2 will be requested by the department.

The decision is sent to you within 3 months of receiving your complete application.

If you do not receive a response within this time limit, the approval will be taken for granted.

The approval is granted for 5 years. A certificate is issued to you.

If the authorisation is refused, the notification shall specify the grounds and the possibilities and time limits for appeal.

The accreditation shall determine the number of children who may be accommodated by the maternal assistant in the Mam. She chooses the number of children accommodated within the limits of this pleasure.

  Please note : during regular reception hours, the total children under 11 years of age under the sole responsibility of the maternal assistant may not be more than 6. The number of children accommodated under 3 years of age may not be more than 4. The number of children simultaneously accommodated in a Mamnotmay not be greater to 20.

Number of children exceeded

The number of children accommodated can be increased if needed temporary, specific or punctual.

Répondez aux questions successives et les réponses s’afficheront automatiquement

Overflow for a temporary need

The mother's assistant can accommodate 2 additional children if the decision to approve it allows.

This reception will be made under the following conditions:

  • Under its exclusive responsibility
  • Up to 55 days per calendar year

The maternal assistant shall inform the chair of the departmental council no later than 48 hours.

The method of information (mail, dematerialised channel...) is determined by the president of the departmental council.

This information indicates:

  • Legal Representative Name
  • Its postal and email addresses
  • His phone numbers
  • Dates and times the child is welcomed
  • Total number of children under 11 years of age for each day concerned

  Please note : during reception hours, total children under 11 years of age under the sole responsibility of the maternal assistant may not be more than 8. The number of children accommodated under 3 years of age may not be more than 4. The number of children simultaneously accommodated in a Mamnotmay not be greater to 20.

Overflow for one-time need

The mother's assistant can accommodate an additional child.

This reception will be made under the following conditions:

  • Under the sole responsibility of the maternal assistant
  • Up to 50 hours per month
  • Under adequate security conditions

The maternal assistant shall inform the chair of the departmental council no later than 48 hours.

The method of information (mail, dematerialised channel...) is determined by the president of the departmental council.

This information indicates:

  • Legal Representative Name
  • Its postal and email addresses
  • His phone numbers
  • Dates and times the child is welcomed

The mother's assistant must also inform the parents or legal representatives of the children usually in care.

  Please note : during reception hours, total children under 11 years of age under the sole responsibility of the maternal assistant may not be more than 8. Children under 3 years of age may be accommodated only 4. Children of the family are counted. The number of children accommodated simultaneously in aMamnotmay not be greater to 20.

Exceeding for a specific need

The maternal assistant must obtain the agreement of the president of the departmental council before the reception.

The chair of the departmental council may authorise the maternal assistant to accommodate more than 4 children simultaneously. This increase is limited to:

  • 6 minors under 11 years of age, if the licence fixes the number of children accommodated at 4
  • 4 children under 11 years of age if the number of children fixed by the approval is less than 4

It must also inform the parents or legal representatives of the children usually entrusted.

  Please note : during regular reception hours, the total children under 11 years of age under the sole responsibility of the maternal assistant may not exceed 6. The number of children under 3 years of age may not exceed 4. The children of the family are counted. The number of children accommodated simultaneously in a Mamnotmay not be greater to 20.

In the year preceding the end of the authorisation and at least 4 months before it expires, department departments send you a letter with the renewal application form.

You must apply for renewal of the licence 3 months at least before its expiry.

General case

You must fill out a form.

Application for Maternal or Maternal Assistant

Cerfa n° 13394 - Ministry of Social Affairs

You must provide the supporting documents indicated in the form's instructions.

The file may be submitted by hand or sent by registered letter with AR to your department.

Who shall I contact

In Paris

You must fill out a form.

Application for Maternal or Maternal Assistant

Cerfa n° 13394 - Ministry of Social Affairs

You must provide the supporting documents indicated in the form's instructions.

The file may be submitted by hand or sent by registered letter with AR.

Who shall I contact
  • IMP and Family Planning Branch

    By mail

    Maternal and Family Assistant Certification Unit

    76 Rue de Reuilly

    75570 PARIS CEDEX 12

    On site

    Maternal and Family Assistant Certification Unit

    76 Rue de Reuilly

    75012 PARIS

To be granted, your renewal application must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Validation of training hours obtained in connection with the initial application for approval
  • Certificate of care for at least 1 child during the initial period of authorisation
  • Documents justifying a continuous improvement of professional practice
  • Documents justifying participation in tests assessing the acquisition of child-care skills

If you do not receive a response within this time limit 2 months, the renewal of the authorisation shall be taken for granted.

It shall be granted for a period of 5 years.

The licence shall be renewed for a period of 10 years when the mother's assistant certifies the success of the tests assessing the child's care skills.