Transportation to Preschool
Children who attend only preschool (not the day care related to it) are entitled to allowance for transportation to preschool. If the distance to the preschool education place indicated by the municipality is over 5 kilometers, the child is entitled to the allowance. The allowance is only for the transportation between home and preschool, therefore, the allowance cannot be used for the transportation between home and day care.
Preschool Education Travel Allowance
The allowance can be applied from the early childhood education unit that arranges the child's preschool education. Generally, the allowance is the amount of public transportation season ticket, and it is paid to the child's guardian. Primarily the guardian escorts the child to preschool.
Taxi Transportation for Special Grounds
Sometimes guardians are unable to escort their children to preschool. In that case, the guardians can apply for taxi transportation. Taxi transportation can be applied from the early childhood education unit that arranges the child's preschool education. Taxi transportation is arranged based on a statement from a doctor, a psychologist or other expert, and the transportation is valid only when the guardian is factually unable to escort the child to preschool. Valid reasons for not escorting a child to preschool are health issues and exceptional family situations. Reasons regarding work or studying are not valid.