Child day care and after-school activity

Kela can award basic social assistance towards the cost of municipal child day care services and for before- and after-school activities for 1st and 2nd year students.

You must first apply to the municipality for an exemption or a reduction of the fee. You can get basic social assistance for up to 2 months towards day care and before- and after-school fees before qualifying for a reduction or exemption.

Kela can provide basic social assistance towards private fees only in exceptional situations and on very specific grounds. This includes situations where the need for social assistance is estimated to last only a short period of time. Usually you will be directed to apply for a place in municipal day care.