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Child care and childhood education

Child home care allowance or private day care allowance may be paid if the child is cared for at home. At the end of the parental allowance period, parents are entitled to a place in a day-care centre or family day care for their child. The services of a day care provider or a home help can be purchased from a company or a self-employed person.

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Caring for a child at home

If you are caring for a child at home, you are eligible for a child home care allowance, private day care allowance, flexible care allowance and partial care allowance.

Day care

Day care, also called early childhood education and care, is provided by municipalities and private day-care centres.

Employing a care provider or a home help

As an employer you will be responsible for paying the statutory pension and social insurance contributions in addition to the salary.