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Daycare in daycare centres


Daycare services in Helsinki seek to ensure that children have the opportunity for healthy development. 

Early education and care services promote well-balanced growth, development and learning as well as advancing the personal wellbeing of children.

Daycare centres usually serve from 6:15 to 17:30 on weekdays. Centres providing evening, 24-hour and 7-day care are available for children in need for care outside regular service hours because of their parents' employment or studies.


Guide to early childhood education and care

This guide helps you and your child getting started with daycare and pre-primary education. It provides you with lots of practical information on starting early childhood education and everyday activities in a daycare centre.

Learn more about early childhood education and pre-primary education in different languages in the PDF guides below:

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