Moroccan mothers established approximately 10% of new nurseries opened in Antwerp in 2007. There are a total of 13 nurseries in the city with a Moroccan babysitter – 9 of which opened last year. The town of Mechelen is also following a similar trend. According to Kind en Gexin, the Flemish agency for children and families, the increase is due to the long waiting lists for many nurseries, leading to the establishment of new options. Also cited for the increase is the rise in the number of Moroccan mothers entering the workforce.