Early Childhood Education Fees and Allowances
From the beginning of August, 2022, the index increase will change the fees as follows: The highest fee charged for the family's youngest child is €295 per month, and then 40% of the full-time care fee of the youngest child for the second child (at most €118 per month) and 20% for the other children in the family (at most €59 per month).
The client fee is charged maximum of 11 months per year (1.8.-31.7.). July is free of charge provided that the child´s early childhood education has begun at the latest on on September of the preceding year. The family must inform the authorities if the child has participated in early childhood education of another municipality.
Summer season fees: if the child started in early childhood education and care at the latest by 30 September, July will be free-of-charge for the guardians. If the children started in early childhood education and care after this date, a half a month's fee will also be charged for July. In such cases, the child must be absent from the early childhood education and care for the whole calendar month even if the month starts in the middle of the week.
If the child is in early childhood education and care even for one day in July, the fee for the month will be charged in full.
If the child is at least two months away from early childhood education and care during the summer season, a care place guarantee can be applied.
Gross income limits
Payment percentage 10.7%
Income limit gross income €/mo. 2 798 €, Income for highest fee € /mo. 5 485 €
Income limit gross income €/mo. 3 610 €, Income for highest fee € /mo. 6 297 €
Income limit gross income €/mo. 4 099 €, Income for highest fee € /mo. 6 786 €
Income limit gross income €/mo. 4 588 €, Income for highest fee € /mo. 7 275 €
Income limit gross income €/mo. 5 075 €, Income for highest fee € /mo. 7 761 €
Customer fees based on the child's early childhood education time
the monthly fee is at most 50% of the full-time fee, maximum fee 144 €
The monthly fee is at most 60% of the full-time fee, maximum fee 173 €
The monthly fee is at most 80% of the full-time fee, maximum fee 230 €
The monthly fee is at most 100% of the full-time fee, maximum fee 288 €
The family has two guardians and two children, both children go to municipal public early childhood education.
The family’s gross income in total: €4,600 per month
The client fee of early childhood education and care: €4,600 (income) – €4,099 € (income limit) = €501
- Then, 10.7% of the income exceeding this income limit will be counted as the client fee of early childhood education = 10.7% of €501 is €54.
The family’s client fees of early childhood education and care:
child (youngest): €54 per month
child €0 per month
In total: €54 per month
The families are requested to return the income review form when the child starts in early childhood education and care and when the family’s income changes.
Documentation on the family income must be provided, at the latest, when early childhood education starts. Salary information is notified by presenting the wage slip, provided by the employer. Income from self-employment and entrepreneurship shall be notified on a separate form, available online at vantaa.fi and at Vantaa Infos.
Counted as income:
- Taxable earned income, income from capital and tax-free income of the following people living in the same household: child, parent or other guardian, people living under circumstances comparable with marriage. Documentation on holiday bonus to be paid is to be attached. If this documentation is lacking, 5% will be added to the monthly income.
- Income deduction consists of alimonies paid to children not living in the same household, other costs related to actual family relations, as well as traditional life annuity contract.
The following income will not be included in the family’s income:
- the children’s informal care allowance
- child benefit
- disability allowance for under 16-year-old child as determined in the act on disability allowances (570/2007)
- disability allowance for over 16-year-old and a pensioner’s treatment allowance and a meal benefit
- child increase determined in the National Pensions Act (568/2007)
- housing allowance
- medical treatment and examination costs paid from an accident insurance
- conscript's allowance; front veteran's pension allowance, student allowance
- adult education allowances
- housing benefit of the student allowance
- activity payment and travel compensation paid as social assistance
- maintenance compensation defined in the act on the Social Insurance Institution of Finland’s rehabilitation benefits and financial allowances (566/2005)
- maintenance compensation as defined in the Act on public employment and business service
- grants and other subsidies paid based on studies
- and the compensated costs of family day care.
Child support payments to children outside the family and other similar costs due to proven family relationships as well as ‘syytinki’ (an arrangement in which someone who sells property receives a regular payment or in-kind settlement for a fixed period of time or lifetime) will be included as deducted income.
You must provide Early Childhood Education with documentation on maintenance payments paid.
Pre-primary education, as defined in the Basic Education Act, is free of charge for the child, but the related early childhood education and care are subject to a charge.
The client fee of a child in a joint custody of separated parents is determined based on the live-in parent’s family size and income. This also applies to cases where the child lives half the time with both parents. If the child goes to early childhood education and care in two different municipalities, the fee will be determined separately for both municipalities.
The paternity leave and early childhood education
Child home care allowance and Vantaa bonus
Child home care allowance can be applied for by a family who has a child under three years of age who is cared for at home. Child home care allowance cannot be granted for a child in municipal early childhood education and care services. The child home care allowance comprises the allowance, care supplement and Vantaa bonus. Child home care allowance should be applied for from Kela.
Private day care allowance
A family can receive private day care allowance from Kela to pay for private day care. This allowance can the paid right after the parental allowance term has ended. The allowance can be received for private day care, private family day care or a childminder hired for the family’s home. Private day care allowance comprises allowance, care supplement and Vantaa bonus.
Verifying early childhood education's customer fee
The fees will also be reviewed if any essential changes that impact the situation occur. Such essential changes refer to situations such as changes to the family size, income (at least by 10%) or the children’s early childhood education and care hours. The family has the duty to report any changes to the family’s income or size immediately to the client fee unit of the early childhood education and care sector. The fees will also always be reviewed in any changes are made to the Act of Client Fees or the decisions regarding the City of Vantaa’s client fees.
- The guardians must submit an income review form for determining or reviewing the fee.
- Income received through self-employment or entrepreneurship need to be reported with a separate entrepreneur’s income review form. Appendices concerning entrepreneur’s income and capital income must always be enclosed to the income review.
The form and its appendices can be delivered to the municipal day care centre in question, to Vantaa Info service point or sent by post to the address below.
Your income can also be checked from the Incomes Register if you consent to this. Send your consent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Vantaa
01030 City of Vantaa
If you accept the maximum fee determined for you, you will only need to fill in sections 1–6 of the form and return it. If calculating the client fee of early childhood education and care was based on incorrect data given by the client, the fee can be rectified retroactively from a period of at most one year. If no income documents are submitted, the maximum payment will be charged for the early childhood education and care.
Payslip from the previous and current year with accumulation data and a review of holiday bonuses. If there is no holiday bonus information, 5% will be added to the monthly gross income.
Other regular personal income, such as meeting bonuses, fringe benefits and daily allowances
Profits from capital or other assets, such as interest, dividend and rental income
A student must provide the student/presence statement of a starting school year
If a student also works during their studies, the payslip must be submitted
Sickness allowance, maternity/parental allowance, flexible care allowance, partial care allowance, paternity allowance (attach the decision issued by Kela)
Employment allowance or unemployment benefit
Daily allowance and annuity paid from an accident insurance
Pensions (e.g. the child’s or the guardians’ work, family or national pension)
Child support for the children in early childhood education and care; also note down if you do not receive any child support
Income received through self-employment or entrepreneurship need to be reported with a separate entrepreneur’s income review form
Child support payments and other similar costs due to proven family relationships as well as ‘syytinki’ (an arrangement in which someone who sells property receives a regular payment for a fixed period of time or lifetime).
Early childhood education fees will be reviewed once a year, except for families paying the maximum fee whose fees will be in force until the end of July of the year when the oldest child of the family begins school. Tulojen mukaisista muutoksista perheille lähetetään erikseen tuloselvityslomake, jonka mukana olevassa kirjeessä on ohjeet tuloselvityksen tekemisestä ja maksujen tarkistamisen ajankohdasta.
Before submitting a written appeal to the Education Committee, we ask you to contact the service secretaries processing client fees via email: email@example.com. The review can usually be made as a normal payment review without a separate appeal, if the family can deliver their up-to-date income statements to the service secretary.