Information about fees in early childhood education and care (daycare) 1.8. 2022

The grounds for calculating ECEC fees are decided by law. The fees are calculated as a percentage according to the size and income of the family. The highest fee for full-time daycare (over 35 h/week) is 295 €/month/child and the lowest is 28 €/month/child.

If there are multiple children who need daycare in the family, the fee for the second child is 40 % of the fee for the first child (189 €/month at most). The youngest child in daycare is always considered to be the first child.

For each additional child, the fee is 20 % of the fee for the youngest child. The fee is charged for a maximum of 11 months per calendar year.

Family is defined as follows: married persons living together in a household or persons in a marriage-like relationship living together in a household as well as all of their underaged children.

The percentage for the fees and income limits are as follows:

Size of FamilyIncome limit €/monthFee percentageHighest fee, if gross income higher than: 
22 91310,75 670
33 75810,76 518
44 26710,77024
54 77710,77 534
65 28410,78 042

If there are more than six people in the family; the income limit will increase with 189 euros for every additional minor child in the family. The taxable earned- and investment incomes as well as tax-free incomes of the family are the basis for the fee.


If the family has not provided an income report during the first month of the child’s ECEC, the fee will be the highest possible amount.

If the income report is given at a later time and it shows that the fee should be lower, the fee will be corrected at the beginning of the next month. The decided fee will not be corrected retrospectively.

The fee for ECEC activities is set according to hours/month:

Nursing time/monthCorresp. to nursing time/week% of the full fee acc. to income
max 60 h/monthOn average 14 h/week50 %
max 86 h/monthOn average 20 h/week60 %
max 115 h/monthOn average 27 h/week70 %
max 149 h/monthOn average 34 h/week85 %
150 h/month or moreOn average 45 h/week or more100 %

The nursing times can vary daily and weekly but they need to be reserved beforehand electronically through the Päikky-system (on the town’s website). For more information go to web site of Jakobstad, Children and Adukation / Early childhood education and care.

Nursing time changes made during the year must be in effect for at least three months. Applying for change must be done with a special form that will be supplied by the ECEC place or on the web site of Jakobstad.

The monthly fee will always be charged in full, except in the following cases:

No fee if

the child is absent because of illness for the entire calendar month

Half the fee if

the child is absent because of illness for more than 10 days during a calendar month

the child is absent for some other reason than illness for the entire calendar month

Hourly fee if

the municipal nursing liaison begins or ends during the calendar month.

A notice about the decided fee will be sent to the family before the initial ECEC invoice. Please consult the department of Early childhood Education and care you need additional information.