Open Early Education

 

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

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.

Twice and three times a week -groups

Twice a week -groups

Guided early education activities twice a week for three hours at a time for children aged two to five. 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 three times a week for three hours at a time for children aged two to five. Places are allocated based on daycare applications. One parent can also participate in the activities with the child.

Here you find daycare centres with twice and three times a week -groups

Club for physical education

Club for physical education  free of charge open early education

Offers physical education in versatile ways: stunt lanes, games with rules, physical exercises with instruments, skiing, ice skating, tobogganing, swimming, trips to the woods, playing in the nature, exploration, learning, and being adventurous safely in a familiar group. These activities are for children aged 3-5 years who do not need full time daycare.

Here you find daycare centres with clubs for physical education.

Clubs for outdoor activities

Clubs for outdoor activities  open early education free of charge

Meant for three-to-five year-old children. Groups meet three times a week. The clubs' outdoor activities include sports, playing in nature, exploring, learning, adventuring, and having fun safely in a familiar group. Children need to be dressed accordingly in all kinds of weather.

Here you find daycare centres with clubs for outdoor activities.

Family clubs

Family clubs come together once a week. Free of charge family clubs are for children under the age of five and who are taken care of at home. Children attend these clubs with their parents. Family clubs offer children friends to play with and versatile activities during everyday life. Parents have a chance to get peer support from other parents.


Here you find daycare centres with family clubs.  

Further information

The daycare service coordination team is happy to help you in all daycare-related matters.

Tel. 08 558 45300, educare(at)ouka.fi