Child home care allowance

The right to home care allowance exists, if a child under 3 years of age is cared for at home. In addition, home care allowance can be paid for those siblings of the child who are under school age. The benefit is discontinued when the youngest child in the family turns 3, at the latest. The home care allowance cannot be paid on the basis of a child who has a place in municipal early childhood education.

The child home care allowance can be applied for by submitting an application to Kela.

The city of Seinäjoki pays a municipal supplement to the child home care allowance between 1 January and 31 December 2020 subject to budgetary limitations and provided that the conditions for paying the municipal supplement do not change during the year.

Private day care allowance

Private day care allowance can be granted to a family with an under school age child, who is being cared for by a caregiver hired by the family or by a private early childhood education provider. The city pays a municipal supplement to the private day care allowance.

The private day care allowance can be applied for by submitting an application to Kela.