The childminder makes a written child care agreement with the family. The agreement includes, for instance, the days of care, the hours of care, the day care fee, summer vacation salary, and possible refund for the days of absence. If you are applying for municipal day care, it is advisable to mention it to the private childminder. During the private childminder's day of absence (due to e.g. sickness, child's sickness or other reasons) it is the parents' responsibility to arrange alternate care.
Each private childminder sets their own day care fee. The family can apply for statutory private day care allowance and municipal allowance from Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland) which pays it directly to the childminder. The remaining part of the day care fee is left for the family to pay.
There are both private and municipal family day care providers in Vantaa. For more information on the family day care providers, contact your district's director of day care center.