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Early childhood education in Vantaa

  • Service
  • Vantaa
  • Public service

In Vantaa, early childhood education is held at day care centres as well as family and group family day care centres, among which the family can choose either a municipal or private service provider. A place in early childhood education should be applied for four months before they are needed.

The early childhood education services are part of the City of Vantaa’s Education Division. Early childhood education’s objective is to support a child’s growth, development and learning and promote their wellbeing.

Children in home care have activities available in early childhood education clubs, public day care centres and residential parks.

Do the following

Apply for an early childhood education and care place at the latest four months before you wish to place your child in day care.

Early childhood education service counsellors - Early childhood education service counsellors email: varhaiskasvatuksen.palveluohjaus@vantaa.fi

Billing and payments regarding early childhood education - Payment decision inquiries, email: paivahoitolaskut@vantaa.fi

Billing and payments regarding early childhood education - Payment decisions inquiries, email: varhaiskasvatuksen.asiakasmaksut@vantaa.fi

To whom and on what terms

Early childhood education and care may be given to a child who has not reached the age of compulsory education.

Early childhood education and care may also be given to a child who has already reached the age of compulsory education if special circumstances so require and care cannot be otherwise arranged.

Background information

One form of early childhood education and care is day-care centre activities, which are organised at day-care centres.

The objective of early childhood education and care is to support the child’s growth, development and learning and promote his or her well-being. An early childhood education plan is drawn up for each child in day-care centre.

Municipal day care may be either full time or part time care.

Basic information

The service is provided byVantaa city
Responsible for the serviceVantaa city
Area Vantaa
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Vantaa city
Updated: 22/5/2022