Children’s day care fees

The act on the amendment of Section 7a of the act on the client fees in social and health care came into force on 1 August 2008. The day care fees are reviewed every two years in accordance with the index changes. The day care fees were adjusted by an index increase on 1 August 2014.

In municipal day care, the fees are determined on the basis of the size and income of the family, on a percentage basis. The first child of the family is always deemed to be the youngest child of the family using day care services. The fee for the second child and subsequent children is determined in relation to the calculated full-day care fee of the first child.

The maximum amount of the fee charged for the full-day care of the first child of the family is 283 euros, and the same fee is charged for the second child in day care as for the first child, however, so that the maximum amount of the fee charged is 255 euros. The fee charged for each subsequent child is 20 per cent of the fee for the first child.

If the fee based on income is less than 26 euros per child, the fee is not charged. The fee for municipal day care is charged for a maximum of 11 months in a year of operation (year of 1 August to 31 July).

Electronic services in day care matters

The electronic fee calculator can be used to get an estimate of the future day care fee.

In electronic services requiring authentication, you can accept the highest day care fee (in which case the family is not required to provide income details) and terminate day care.

Calculation of an approximate estimate of the amount of the day care fee (in Finnish)

You can terminate day care electronically (requires identification by means of banking identifiers), in Finnish

You can accept the highest day care fee, in which case you do not need to deliver income details (requires identification by means of banking identifiers), in Finnish

Further information

Supervisor of day care area
Leena Majuri
tel. 05 234 7788,
040 764 2658

Office Secretary
Erja Lehto
tel. 05 234 7850

Office Secretary
Tanja Neuvonen
tel. 05 234 7845

The e-mail addresses are of format
firstname.lastname@kotka.fi

Matters concerning the postponement of due date of day care bills / collection matters:
Kaakon Taitoa Oy/Elina Lehtonen
tel. 020 610 9500
elina.lehtonen (at) taitoa.fi