Client Fees

Client fees in early childhood education

The highest client fee is still 289 €/month and the lowest 27 €/month.  The fee for a second child does not exceed 50 % of the first child´s fee i.e. it is a maximum of 145 €. The fee for other children is 20 % of the fee for the youngest child in the family.


Number of persons in the family

Monthly income in euro

 1 August  2018

Payment per cent

 1 January 2018



10.7 %



10.7 %



10.7 %



10.7 %



10.7 %

National income thresholds and payments

Client fees in municipal early childhood education in the city of Oulu

The Education and Culture Committee made a decision in the meeting on 20 December 2017 concerning new service needs and client fees in municipal early childhood education in the city of Oulu. An agreement on less service need can be made due to work or studies when the need for early childhood education is less than full-time.

Service need

Payment per cent of full-time

early childhood education

20 h / week

50 %

10 days / month

50 %

5-6 h / day

75 %

13 days / month

75 %

more than 7 h / day

100 %

more than 13 days / month

100 %


Fees in pre-school education in early childhood education  

Pre-school education (4 h/day) and preparing education for children in pre-school age (5 h/day) is free of charge during the school year. Other needed early childhood education in addition to free pre-school education is charged as follows:

Service need in addition to pre-school education

Payment per cent of full-time early childhood education

10 days / month

30 %

1-2 h / day

45 %

13 days / month

45 %

more than 3 h / day

60 %

more than 13 days / month

60 %


Bookings and absences

Bookings of daycare times and notifying of absences depend on the agreement of the family:

5-6 h / day or 20 h / week (work-related) agreements
Daily care times and absences are notified using the paper form in the day care centre.

10- or 13-day agreements
Days in daycare and of absence are notified using the paper form in the day care centre OR days of absence are notified online at:

Bookings of daycare times must be made early enough so that times in daycare and days of absence, not of the next week´s but of the subsequent week are notified by Sunday at 24 hours at the latest. Days booked can be changed due to changes in work or studies, you must agree this beforehand with the manager of the day care centre.

If the child is absent from early childhood education on days booked beforehand, the reason for absence is registered (illness or other reason). Sickness days are marked as sickness days when it comes to pre-notified days. When the child is absent because of illness, the day care unit must be informed of this as soon as possible.

Exceeding the number of days agreed

If the number of care days agreed is exceeded, a price for extra days in accordance with income will be invoiced separately. If the agreed 10 days are exceeded by 1-3 days, a price for each extra day will be invoiced, and if by more than 13 days, a whole month´s payment will be invoiced. If the agreed 13 days are exceeded, payment of the whole month will be collected.

If the agreed daily care time (5-6 hours/day) or the agreed 20 weekly hours is exceeded clearly and continuously, the daycare centre will have a discussion on the matter and the agreement will be changed.

New agreement and providing information on income

Families needing less than full-time early childhood education due to work or studies will make a new agreement on service need with the manager of the daycare centre.  Forms are available in the daycare centre or you can print them at:

Families with maximum income can, if they wish, submit income declaration to review the fee from 1 January 2018. More information on income declaration: 

Kind regards,

Ulla Rissanen
Director of Early Childhood Education

You can also give feedback or ask questions using the city feedback service:


Questions about daycare fee?

If you have questions about daycare fee, please contact Customer payment unit. Service number is 08 558 45300

The decisions of the daycare fees are made by the following client service secretaries:

  • Maarit Vilmi
  • Irja Talman 
  • Sanna Markus 
  • Tuula Ihalainen
  • Sirpa Kinnunen

Read more from bulletin (pdf)

You can print out the income declaration form for the purposes of determining daycare fees. 

You can print out the bulletin (pdf) of daycare invoices directly to your online bank

You can print out the bulletin (pdf) of client fees for children´s daycare

Service Voucher