Care for pupils with special needs

Care for pupils with special needs, namely morning, afternoon and holiday care, is meant for disabled and autistic children who have a valid decision based on the Disability Act (fin. Vammaislaki) or Disability Service Act (fin. Vammaispalvelulaki) on arranging morning, afternoon or holiday care.  

Enrolling in holiday care 2019-2020 is October 21th– November 4th 2019.

Enrolment

Enrolling in morning and afternoon care for the school-year 2019–2020 is January 8th– February 28th 2019.

Enrolling in holiday care 2019-2020 is October 21th– November 4th 2019.

Enrolling in morning, afternoon and holiday care takes place electronically through the Wilma system. If the guardian does not possess a Wilma userecode, he/she may contact the school secretary of the child’s school. The electronic enrolment form is found in the site Hakemukset ja päätökset (available only in Finnish). 

In case electronic enrolment is not possible, a paper form shall be used. The form can be printed out from the appendices, requested from the school or ordered by phone tel. 09 816 52029. 

Paper forms are submitted to the address:
Finnish Education Unit
Support Services
P.O. Box 31, 02070
City of Espoo  
   
Before submitting an application we ask the guardians to inspect that the child’s decision based on the Disability Act or Disability Service Act on arranging morning, afternoon or holiday care is valid. You may contact the social worker of the region’s disability services, if needed.

Implementing the care 

Morning and afternoon care is arranged on the school/work days of a school year excluding Saturday school days. The decision based on the Disability Act or Disability Service Act is meant primarily for the morning and afternoon care of disabled and autistic children. The care is carried out as activities in group-form and arranged mainly in the child’s own school. The school’s school-going assistants and special needs assistants work as the employees. Morning and afternoon care is offered according to the child’s need beginning at 7am in the morning and lasting until 5pm in the afternoon. 

Holiday care is carried out in group-form and arranged on a few centralised schools according to the number of children enrolled. The school’s school-going assistants and special needs assistants work as the employees. The care is carried out in the school’s facilities between 7:30am – 4:30pm. 

A client fee will be collected from pupil’s morning, afternoon and holiday care from the beginning of the next school year after the person receiving the education has turned 16. The prices follow the stipulations of the City of Espoo’s Board.   

More information 

Appendices:
>Registration for holiday care 2019-2020 (docx, 37 Kt)
> Registration for morning and afternoon care 2019-2020(docx, 29 Kt)