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Guidance for families with infants at playgrounds and family houses

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Playgrounds and family houses provide guidance for families who have recently had their first baby. Infant family guidance is a follow-up service for the family coaching offered at the maternity and child health clinics (neuvola).

The topics of the guidance sessions are:

- Being together with your child - what is early interaction?

- Coping with everyday routines, how to be a parent.

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To whom and on what terms

The guidance for families with infants is aimed at for Helsinki-resident families with their first child.

Background information

Open early childhood education and care activities are intended especially for children who are in home care. Many types of activities support the well-being of children and families at open day-care centres and playgrounds and in clubs.

Clubs offer instructor-led and goal-oriented activities. Play, outdoor activities and spending time together in a safe environment are emphasised. For example, the children may be offered clubs focusing on exercise, cultural activities or nature study. In family clubs, the parents may also participate.

In addition to municipalities, actors such as parishes and NGOs organise clubs, camps and other activities for children and their parents. Some of these are intended for the whole family.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

City of Helsinki, Education Division
Text edited by: City of Helsinki, Education Division
Updated: 20/2/2024