Family daycare in the care provider's home
A family daycare provider is a municipal employee who cares for children in his or her home. The size of one daycare group is four children under school age. In addition, one child who is in the preschool education or basic education age and requires part-time daycare can be included in the group.
Each child’s care schedule is agreed according to the parents’ working hours, study schedules or other grounds. A family daycare provider usually works 8 to 9 hours daily and approximately 40 hours a week.
In the absence of the care provider, substitute care will be arranged for the child. The substitute daycare placement is determined at the outset of the care, and an introduction to the unit is arranged where possible. Substitute care primarily takes place in a substitute care home, in group family daycare or in a daycare centre.
A family daycare coordinator serves as the supervisor for a family daycare provider. He/she will provide more information on family daycare and care placements.
The family daycare coordinators can be found on the web pages of the family daycare areas.