Open early education consists of guided activities for children who are cared for at home. The activities support families that do not require full-time daycare for their children but care for the children at home. This is also a good alternative to full-time daycare when one or both parents are at home. Open early education service is free of charge. Families may be eligible for child homecare allowance or private care allowance.
For more information on early education services, please contact the daycare service coordination team, tel. 08 558 45300, e-mail: educare(at)ouka.fi
Twice a week -groups
Guided early education activities for children aged two to five twice a week for three hours at a time. Places are allocated based on daycare applications. One parent can also participate in the activities with the child.
Three times a week -groups
Guided early education activities for children aged two to five three times a week for three hours at a time. Places are allocated based on daycare applications. One parent can also participate in the activities with the child.
Twice a week/three times a week -groups
Open daycare centres
Open daycare centres offer guided activities for children and provide parents an opportunity to meet other families with small children in the area. Open daycare centres are for children aged under five who are looked after at home and their parents. Open daycare centre staff plan and organise activities according to the wishes and needs of the participating families. These include music, play, games and crafts.
Children, their daily needs and life in general are also discussed in the open daycare centres.