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.

Apply for a club place in open early childhood education and care for your child with an electronic application.

For more information on early education services, please contact the daycare service coordination team, tel. 08 558 45300, e-mail: educare(at)

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.

Further information

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

Tel. 08 558 45300, educare(at)