Daycare Centre Applications

Apply for a place in daycare, family day care, or open early education four months before the desired starting time. If you are in a sudden need of daycare because of your work or education, please leave the application at least two weeks before your child needs the place. You may apply for the place electronically via the eVaka service.

The procedures of applying vary a little when applying for municipal daycare and private daycare. 

The early childhood education guidance team

The early childhood education guidance team is happy to help you in all early childhood education and day care related matters.

  • On-call phone service Tue-Thu 9.00–12.00 tel. 08 558 45300 - choose number 1
  • Visiting address: Early childhood education and care service team, Oulu10 (Torikatu 10), 90100 Oulu
  • Postal address: PL 17, 90015 Oulun kaupunki
  • E-mail: varhaiskasvatus@ouka.fi

Applying for Daycare or Preschool

Fill out a daycare application form in eVaka

You can apply for a place in early childhood education and care for your child, enroll your child in pre-primary education or an open early childhood education club by submitting an online application.

You can also print out and fill the form and send it to: Daycare applications, P.O. Box 17, 90015 City of Oulu.

Application for Early Education Services (pdf)

Do you want to change the details of your application?

If you have filled an electronic form in eVaka, you can edit the application in the eVaka service if it has not yet been taken into processing. If you sent in a paper application, your information will be recorded into eVaka. Once the information is recorded into the service, you can edit the application before it is taken into processing.

In other cases, please contact us via phone: tel. 08 558 45300 (on weekdays 9.00-12.00) or via e-mail: varhaiskasvatus@ouka.fi.

You will be notified of an accepted decision via Suomi.fi

You will receive an electronic notification of the accepted daycare or preschool place no later than two weeks before the starting time if you have agreed to receiving electronic messages in Suomi.fi. Please go to Suomi.fi and agree to receiving electronic messages of decisions of authorities. If you have not agreed to receiving the messages, you will receive the message via mail seven work days after it is sent to you.

 

Declare your income information in eVaka

You need to declare your income information in eVaka after you have received a daycare or preschool place and the child has started attending early childhood education or care. The information is needed for the customer payment for the care or education.

Applying for Private Daycare or Family Day Care

Contact the private daycare centre or family day carer

Inquire for open places from the private daycare centres or family day care providers.

Prepare a contract with the private daycare centre or family day carer

If you receive a place in private daycare, preschool or family day care, prepare a contract of service with the service provider. The service provider will send a copy of the contract to the city of Oulu.

Fill in the electronic form in eVaka

Fill in the electronic form in eVaka. Choose the private daycare centre or family day care provider you have prepared the contract with as your desired daycare centre.

You will receive a notice about your service voucher from Suomi.fi

You will receive a notification about the value of your service voucher. Please go to Suomi.fi and agree to receiving electronic messages of decisions of authorities. If you have, you will receive a message about the decision immediately once it is made. If you have not agreed to receiving the messages, you will receive a notification of acceptance via mail seven work days after it is sent to you.

The service voucher will be paid directly to the service provider.

Declare your income information in eVaka

You need to declare your income information in eVaka after you have received a notification of an accepted daycare or preschool place and the child has started attending early childhood education or care. The information is needed for the customer payment for the care or education.

Termination of a place in daycare

If application or cancellation of a daycare place does not work in eVaka, you may fill the forms below and deliver them to the early childhood education guidance team: PL 17, 90015 Oulun kaupunki. Visiting address: Oulu10, Torikatu 10, 90100 Oulu. 

Right of Complaint