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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

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.

A fee is charged for the service.

Background information

If you need care for your child from time to time, ask your municipality of residence for temporary early childhood education and care. Possibilities for obtaining temporary early childhood education and care are offered by both municipalities and private day-care centres.

If you receive child home care allowance, you can use temporary early childhood education and care organised by the municipality on a maximum of five days per calendar month. Purchasing temporary care services organised by a private party does not affect the home care allowance.

In temporary early childhood education and care, no personal early childhood education and care plan is made for the child.

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: 3/23/2021