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Early childhood education and care services will in future be found in one single app

Published: 30.1.2024

The City of Vaasa’s early childhood education and care services are undergoing a system overhaul to make life easier for customers and staff. The Effica system will be upgraded to Edlevo, which will cover all early childhood education and care activities. This system upgrade is planned to be completed by the end of 2025.

At present, the early childhood education and care sector uses several different systems and applications.

Communication between early childhood education and care is done via Wilma, and care providers use Edlevo to register their childcare hours.

The staff also use Effica, a system for processing information such as client and decision data, invoicing, children’s check-ins and check-outs, and absences.

One login for all functions

The reform will move to a single service, Edlevo. In future, parents and guardians will have only one system to both communicate with the daycare centre and register their child’s care hours.

– We’ve been getting a lot of feedback from parents saying that it would be good to have just one system. Here we are responding to this feedback. The user experience for parents will be much better as they will have access to all early childhood education and care functions with a single login, says Sari Ylikantola, Project Manager.

From letters to electronic decisions

The reform will also make decisions on early childhood education and care places, customer fee decisions, and income declarations electronic.

– At the moment, parents receive decisions by letter. It’s one of the big changes our customers have been asking for, says Ylikantola.

The first visible step for parents and guardians will happen during the spring, when Edlevo will offer them the choice of whether to accept the electronic decisions. If they choose to do so, they will receive the first electronic decisions through Edlevo as early as this spring.

Edlevo uses strong authentication, that is, logging in via

The project is also strongly partnered with Tietoevry, whose product Edlevo is.