Daycare services support the growth and well-being of children under school age and their families.
You can apply for a daycare place for children under school age. If both parents either work or study, the city tries to place the child in daycare. Full-time care, part-time care, free pre-school instruction and guided child education places are available.
Before attending a daycare centre, children must have a check-up in their own regional child clinic.
A multicultural child in multicultural daycare
If you want to place your child in a municipal daycare centre, you should contact the Day care service coordination team tel. 08 558 45300, e-mail: educare(at)ouka.fi
A part-time place in daycare can be arranged for children five to six years of age who do not speak Finnish. The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL) arranges an English club for children.
Afternoon care for schoolchildren
Youth Services coordinates afternoon activities in Oulu. Read more: Afternoon care