Applying for Municipal ECEC

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a statutory service provided by the municipality.

Applications for an ECEC spot can be submitted at any time during the year. The application must be handed in at least four months before the child needs a daycare spot.

If the need for daycare is due to employment, studies or education and you cannot anticipate when your child needs to start day care; the application needs to be handed in as soon as possible; though no later than two weeks before your child needs daycare.

Application forms and further information

Online applucation for daycare (in swedish)

Online application for daycare (in finnish)

Online Notice of quitting daycare (in Swedish)
Online Notice of quitting daycare (in Finnish) 

Online: Notification of change (in Swedish and in Finnish) 

When changing income you need tu submit new specifications of income to the office of Early childhood education and care.

You can send the specifications by e-mail. Note that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality if you choose to send the information by e-mail. Send all specifications of the family in the same message.

If your child is in a Finnish speaking group, please send to: annika.vornanen@pietarsaari.fi
If your child is in a Swedish speaking group, please send to: lena.rintaniemi@jakobstad.fi
You can also leave the specifications in our mailbox outside the town office, Strengbergsgatan 1.
Postal address is Bildningsverket PB 41, 68601 Jakobstad.

How do I apply for an ECEC spot for my child?

If you wish to fill out the application form in paper or you need a form in English, please contact the Department of Early Childhood Education and care (ECEC) 044 7851 598

Daycare

1. Fill in the online application (above). Please be as thorough as possible.

Choose the kind of ECEC you need and the preferred location. Please select at least one additional alternative. The list of kindergartens can be found under the tab Kindergartens.
If you apply during the calendar year, it might be difficult for us to accommodate all your wishes, but we will do our best.

2. If possible, please provide a specification of your gross incomes before the daycare starts, or if you are not able to do that; two weeks after daycare has started.

 

Apply to language immersion

1. Fill out the online application. 

2. If possible, please provide a specification of your gross incomes before the daycare starts, or if you are not able to do that; two weeks after daycare has started.

 

Apply to family daycare

1. Fill out the online application. Fill it out as thoroughly as possible. Choose family daycare (Familjedagvård/Perhepäivähoito) from the menu. Please choose at least one additional alternative.

If you apply during the calendar year, it might be difficult for us to accommodate all your wishes, but we will do our best.

2. If possible, please provide a specification of your gross incomes before the daycare starts or if you are not able to do that; two weeks after daycare has started.

 

Quitting daycare

Daycare spots are usually granted until the start of the child’s first school year (31st of July). A notice about quitting daycare should be given two months before the last daycare day, or as soon as you know when you want to take your child out of daycare. The notice must be given in written form. The form can be found above. 

 

 

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