Application for Early Childhood Education

With the same application, you can apply for:

  • a place in a day care center, family day care or group family day care,
  • a place in an early childhood education club, and
  • a service voucher for private day care center.

The director of day care center will contact you within two or three weeks from receiving your application.

If you are applying for a day care place primarily in other than your home town, you still need to apply at least for one day care place that is in your home town. Each municipality has its own application form. When the day care places are filled, each municipality puts its own residents first.

The day care fee is determined by the municipality that arranges the day care. You can fill in the application online by logging in with your identity card or your bank access codes. When you have sent the application, a message and an application number appear on the screen, and you know that your application has been received. You can also fill in the application in PDF format and print it out, or you can get the application form at day care centers, the early childhood education office or the citizen's offices. Return the application to the day care center or send it by mail to the early childhood education office:


Asematie 10 A, 3 krs
01300 Vantaa.

For more information on early childhood education services, policies, and selection procedures, contact the directors of day care centers.

Receive Decisions via Citizen's Account

Decisions on early childhood education places, service vouchers and their value can be sent to your Citizen's account, if you give the permission.

You can give the permission while you fill in the form or you can call to inform it to the early childhood education office, tel. 09 83929481.

You can open a Citizen's account at

When the decision has been sent to your Citizen's account, you will receive a text message or an email.
Be aware that the Citizen's account does not save your application.

Placing Children to Early Childhood Education

1. Application handling

The director of the day care center contacts you within 2-3 weeks from the arrival of your ap-plication and confirms the information given in the application. The director of the day care center informs you about different options, availability of day care places, and the handling process. When the time comes for your child to start day care, the director of the day care center will contact you again and confirm the attendance.

2. The placing

The day care centers' directors set a meeting to decide on the children's placing. The family's requests are taken into consideration, as well as the principles of placing decided by the Education Committee at May 18, 2015.

3. Receiving the decision

The decision about the placing will be sent to you by mail or email.

4. Accepting the day care place

Contact the director of the day care center to accept the day care place.