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Caring for a child at home

You can receive support for caring for a child at home when

  • you are looking after the child at home by yourself full-time
  • you are looking after the child at home by yourself for part of the week
  • you hire a day care provider to look after your 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. The form and amount of support is affected by such factors as the child’s age, the person taking care of the child, and whether the child is looked after at home full-time. Apply for the benefits from Kela.

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Updated: 7/12/2019