Childcare Fees

Early Childhood Education Fees

The fees for Early Childhood Education are reviewed every two years, measured in accordance with the retail price index and changes in the general earnings index level. The rates were last revised on August 1st, 2018.

On April 17th 2018, the Public Education Committee of Pälkäne Municipality approved new rates for early childhood education placements, applicable from 01.08.2018. The highest monthly full-time fee for the youngest child of the family is set at 289 euros. The fee for early childhood is 50% for the first (youngest) child, and up to 145 euros for full-time early childhood education. The lowest monthly fee available is 27 euros.

Current Income Limits and Payment Percentage (as of 01.08.2018)

Family Size (Adults+Children)

Family Income
(EUR / month)

Contribution % Threshold

Gross Income Limit (per month) where highest fee (289 € / month) applies

Gross Income Limit (per month) where lowest fee (27 € / month) applies

2

2102

10.7 %

 4802

2354

3

2713

10.7 %

5413

2965

4

3080

10.7 %

5780

3332

5

3447

10.7 %

6147

3699

6

3813

10.7 %

6513

4065

When there are more than six family members, the income limit increases by EUR 142 for each under-age child (as of 01.01.2018)

More information regarding Early Childhood Education Fees can be found here (in Finnish)

Fee Adjustments for Nursery and Pre-school education

Required care time per month for Nursery and Group Day Care

Percentage of Fee Due

Required time per month for Pre-school Education

Percentage of Fee Due

up to 85 hours 50 % up to 85 hours 50 %
86 - 120 hours 70 % 86 - 120 hours 70 %
121 - 140 hours 80 % 121 - 140 hours (max) 80 %
141 - 155 hours 85 %    
156 - 170 hours 90 %    
171 hours or more 100 %    

 

Fee Adjustments for Family Day Care Units

Required care time per month for Family Day Care

Percentage of Fee Due

121 -140 hours 80 %
141 - 155 hours 85 %
156 - 170 hours 90 %
171 hours or more 100 %

 

To submit changes to the required childcare, please use the Customer Payment Change Form here (in Finnish)