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Temporary daycare

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Temporary daycare is meant for short-term daycare needs.

A home care allowance, an allowance for private daycare or a daycare place in another municipality does not prevent parents from applying for temporary daycare.

To whom and on what terms

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.

A fee is charged for the service.

Background information

Families who occasionally need care for their child can take the child to temporary day care. Possibilities for obtaining temporary day care are offered by both municipalities and private day-care centres. If the family receives a child home care allowance, it may use temporary day care organised by the municipality on a maximum of five days per calendar month. Purchasing temporary care services from a private party does not affect the home care allowance. Temporary care is always occasional and cannot be booked for the duration of several months at a time.

Basic information

Responsible for the serviceHelsingin kaupunki
The service is provided byHelsingin kaupunki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: City of Helsinki
Updated: 11/10/2019