Clubs offer an alternative to full-time or part-time early childhood education. A child aged between 2–5 years cared for at home has the possibility of attending a club with instructed activities in a child group. Two professional instructors work at the club.
Attending club activities does not impact child home care allowance paid by Kela. If the family is paid private day care allowance, the child cannot receive a place in a club.
The key goals of the club activities include learning social skills and accumulating positive experiences for the child about him-/herself and acting in a group setting. The club activities support the development of self-esteem and becoming independent as well as families in their upbringing efforts.
The clubs operate in connection with the residents’ parks, open day-care centres or day-care centres.
The child attends the club without a parent for 2 or 3 hours per day on 2–3 days a week depending on the club’s operating days. The group size is approximately 14 children depending on their age.
The children have a snack time in the clubs. For this purpose, the parents prepare a small snack for the child, for example, a beverage, piece of fruit and bred roll.
The children are insured for the duration of the club activities.
The clubs observe the work times and holidays of pre-primary education of early childhood education.
Applying for a club, decisions and club fees
The application period for clubs beginning in autumn 2020 is 2–31 March 2020. If your child receives a place in a club, you will receive the decision in April–May. The decision is made for one period of operations. The club period of operations begins in August and ends in May.
Applying for a club is done with the application available at the Club application site. A club application can be submitted even if the period of operations has begun. The club applications remain valid until the end of the period of operations in question.
The club fee varies according to the weekly club days and daily operating hours of the club.
Attending club activities does not impact child home care allowance paid by Kela. If the child receives private day care allowance, the child cannot receive a place in a club.
Clubs in the residential areas (in Finnish)
Suvelan asukaspuiston kerho
Espoonlahden päiväkodin kerhot
Kaitaanniityn päiväkodin kerho
Tillinmäen päiväkodin kerho
Karakallion asukaspuiston kerho
Perkkaan asukaspuiston kerho
Viherkallion asukaspuiston kerho
Mankkaan asukaspuiston kerho
Tapiolan asukaspuiston kerho