Day Care Fees, Financial Support and the Service Voucher

Contact information

02-262 5609 on weekdays Mon–Fri 9:30am–11:30am and 2:00–3:00pm      
paivahoitomaksut@turku.fi

Electronic services

Forms

Municipal Day Care

When the child is granted a place in day care, the family is asked to submit an income statement either through the electronic service or by mail. If, however, the family is willing to pay the maximum fee, no income statement is needed. An entrepreneur is asked to submit a form for entrepreneurs in addition to the income statement.

The following matters have an influence on the amounts of municipal day care fees and service vouchers:

  • Size of the family
  • Period of care
  • Absences
  • Income before tax deduction

Read about the new day care fee law that will come into force on 1 March 2017

Monthly fees:

  • One child in day care: 290 euros (maximum fee)
  • More than one child in day care: first child 290 euros (maximum fee), second child 261euros (maximum fee), other siblings 20% of the highest fee
  • The lowest monthly fee is 27 euros, and families with very low income are exempted from payment
  • If the child attends part-time, the fee is smaller than the full-time fees

The new Act on Client Fees in Early Childhood Education will come into force on 1 March 2017

A fee calculator to estimate the day care fee for a child

Private day care

The fees in private day care vary. Inquire about the fees directly from the day care centre or private childminder.

Private day care allowance

Private day care allowance is granted by Kela (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland) for families that have chosen either

  • private family day care, or
  • private group family day care.

The prerequisites for receiving private day care allowance are that the child is under school age and does not have a place in municipal day care. In addition to the statutory municipal allowance you can receive private day care allowance until the end of July of the year your child starts school.

Municipal supplement in Turku

Form of careUnder 3-year-oldin full-day care Over 3-year-old in full-day care
 
Preschooler
 
Day care600 €/month360 €/month195 €/month
Group family day care585 €/month425 €/month165 €/month
Family day care390 €/month245 €/month115 €/month
Hired childminder400 €/month330 €/month150 €/month

Service voucher

In case a family has chosen private day care the municipality grants them a service voucher. The value of the service voucher is determined by the age of the child, the period of care and the income of the family. The family pays the remainder of the service fee after the value of the service voucher has been subtracted.

In the City of Turku the service voucher is used for:

  • day care and playschool
  • private language-oriented day care centres

 

Contact information

02-262 5609 on weekdays Mon–Fri 9:30am–11:30am and 2:00–3:00pm      
paivahoitomaksut@turku.fi

Electronic services

Forms