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Group family day care

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

In group family daycare, two family daycare providers work together in facilities maintained by the municipality. The size of one group is eight children under school age. In addition, two children who are in the preschool education age or participating in basic education and who require part-time daycare can be included in the group.

If a group family daycare unit has three care providers, one of them must have a nursing degree or a Practical Nurse's degree. The size of one group is then twelve children.

A family daycare coordinator serves as the supervisor for a family daycare provider.

To whom and on what terms

Your child can receive care if they have not yet reached the age of compulsory education.

Day care may also be given to your child when they have already reached the age of compulsory education, if special circumstances so require and care cannot be otherwise arranged.

A fee is charged for the service.

The parents pay the municipality for the care.

Background information

You can apply for your child to join municipal group family day care, which is early childhood education and care in accordance with the Act on Early Childhood Education and Care. Group family day care operates on premises specifically reserved for this purpose. Each child gets a personalised early childhood education plan.

Two employees are usually assigned to each group. Each group holds a maximum of eight children that have not yet participated in basic education. The group can also hold two children that are pupils of either pre-primary or basic education. Under special circumstances, the group can be overseen by three employees and hold a maximum of 12 children.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceCity of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: City of Helsinki
Updated: 9/22/2020