Early Childhood Education


The early childhood education in day care combines care, education and upbringing.

In Finland all children under school age are entitled to receive municipal day care after the parental allowance.

The alternatives to day care are day care centres, family day care and group family day care. For children who are being cared for at home, activities are offered in play activities. 

You can apply for a municipal day care electronically. Fill out an electronic form here. (In Finnish)

If you experience any problems with the application, please contact us. Feedback.

You can also apply for municipal day care by printing and filling out the form
Application for day care.
The form is available also in day care centers and at the Education department (Education Office, Vaasanpuistikko 16 (7th floor), 65100 Vaasa).  

Updated 1.7.2013 Kannasto Katri