Temporary Early Childhood Education and Care
- Public service
When necessary, parents may buy single care days for their child in a day care centre. Temporary ECEC organized by the municipality is tailored for each case separately, in cooperation with the placement coordinator and the family. Care can be arranged on the presumption that the care centre in question has free places as determined by the Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care Act.
Do the following
Whenever a need for temporary care arises, please contact the placement coordinator in your own region as soon as possible. They will determine whether there are places available and make arrangements for temporary day care.
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.
Nevertheless, it is advised to consider how the child can cope in a new environment without any familiar adults.
A fee is charged for the service.
Temporary day care in the municipality of Sipoo is subject to a charge. The fees are determined according to currently valid ECEC client rates. For now, the fee for temporary full-time day care is €25.90/day.
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.