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

Application for daycare  (in English)

Online application: applying for daycare and preschool (in Swedish)
Online application: applying for daycare and preschool (in Finnish)

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

If you wish to hand in the application form in paper, you need to return the properly filled out forms to respective kindergartens or to the department of daycare. If you applied for family daycare; the form needs to be handed in at the department of daycare on Strengbergsgatan 1.

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

If you know that your child will need daycare after e.g. your maternal/paternal leave, you will need to fill and hand in the application four months in advance. If the matter is urgent, we will need two weeks of notice.

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. Print out the language immersion form: in Swedish / in Finnish

Fill it out and hand it to the kindergarten closest to you or to the department of daycare.

3. 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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