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Applying for daycare
Early childhood education services should be applied for no later than four months before the need for care. If the need for care is caused by the guardian’s sudden and new employment, training, or study, the application for a place should be made no later than two (2) weeks before the need for care. An early childhood education application is valid for a year from the day of the application’s arrival.
A child has the right to 20 hours of early childhood education per week. In Kajaani this is arranged four (4) hours a day, five (5) times a week (Mon-Fri from 8:00 to 12:00). Due to the guardian’s employment or studies, the child will be provided with tailored early childhood education that fits the family’s needs.
If the child has no need for regular daycare, two (2) days a week, three (3) hours a day, playgroup activities including play, physical education, and cultural experiences are provided for children aged 3-5.
e-Services for Early Childhood Education
You may use e-Services for Early Childhood Education provided by the City of Kajaani regardless of time and place. By using the services you can:
- Submit daycare times electronically to municipal daycare places
- Submit forms to municipal daycare places and playgroups
- Submit service voucher forms to private daycare places
- Enroll in preschool education
Please use your banking access codes to enter e-Services for Early Childhood Education: e-Services for Early Childhood Education
Applying for municipal daycare
You may apply for municipal daycare or family daycare places electronically or in writing using the early childhood education application. For every child you must submit a separate application. Written forms are available for printing using the links below. Forms are also available at the Kajaani City Hall Info (Pohjolankatu 13) and all daycare places. Written forms must be returned to Kajaani City Hall Info or by mailing using the following address: Kajaanin kaupunki, Varhaiskasvatuspalvelut, Pohjolankatu 13, 87100 (City of Kajaani, Early Childhood Education Services).
Applying for private daycare
When applying for private daycare and family daycare you must first be in touch with the daycare or the family daycare provider and make a service agreement. After making the service agreement you must submit an electronic service voucher application. For each child you must submit a separate service voucher application.
Applying for a club activity (playgroup)
You can apply for playgroups either with an electronic application or using the early childhood education application form. Please select part-time care in the electronic application and in the section for additional information, please write “applying for a club activity playgroup”.