The preconditions for receiving private day care allowance are that the child is under school age and is in private day care instead of municipal day care.
The following are considered as private day care providers:
- A private day care center
- A childminder in group family day care
- A private childminder
- A nanny who is hired by a family to work at their home
You can receive private day care allowance until the end of July of the year your child starts school.
Private childminders in the City of Turku are monitored by the municipality. To apply for family day care and group family day care operating with private day care allowance, please contact the place of care directly.
Also a nanny who is hired by a family to look after their child at their home is considered to provide private day care. The nanny can be a grandparent, for example, but not a member of the same household.