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Private Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Services

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  • Sipoo
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Early childhood education and care services in Sipoo work together with the parents to support the growth and learning of children living in Sipoo.

Families may also apply for a day care place in a private day care centre or at a private family day care provider.

Private day care centres operate either with a service voucher, or with the help of private day care allowance.

If you wish to use ...

Do the following

Apply for a place in a private day care centre directly with their own application forms.

Apply for a municipal service voucher like this:

  • Apply for a day care place for your child at least four months before they begin at a day care centre. Apply directly by contacting the service provider.
  • When you have been granted a place, apply for a service voucher granted by the municipality.
  • You must also give an account on your income. Alternatively, you can state that you accept and pay the highest client fee.
  • Enclose also a copy of your contract of service with the day care provider in the application.

Apply for private day care allowance and municipal supplement from Kela

  • Note that the Kela e-service is available in Finnish and Swedish only. Please contact Kela's customer service directly.

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.

Day 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

You can apply for a place for you child from a private day-care centre that organises early childhood education. Care at a private day-care centre is provided by companies, communities or NGOs, supervised by the authorities and regulated under the Early childhood education and care act.

For example, private day-care centres may offer early childhood education and care in different languages or following a specific pedagogical model, including Montessori or Steiner education. They may emphasise different hobbies or religious education.

Responsible for the service

The Municipality of Sipoo
Text edited by: The Municipality of Sipoo
Updated: 9/2/2024