Client fees and operating times of afternoon activities
The decision made by Espoo City Government 6.4.2020. The fees about afternoon activities are the following:
- March 2020: whole month payment
- April 2020: not collected if child has not participated at all during April
- May 2020: half month payment if limitations will end at 13.5.2020. If child is not participating at all during May, the fee is not collected
Client fees of afternoon activities have been issued by the City’s Board.
From August 1st 2016 onwards the fees are:
- part-time activities at 12–3 pm – 80 euros per month.
- full-time activities at 12–5 pm – 140 euros per month.
The client fee is the same every month, also in August. The fee will not be collected in June. The fee includes a snack.
A client fee may be collected from a month in which the child participates in the activities. If the child cannot participate in morning or afternoon activities in over 10 days during a calendar month, only half of the fee will be collected. If an illness-related absence lasts the entire calendar month, the fee will not be collected. If the child does not participate in the activities for some other reason during the entire calendar month, half of the monthly fee will be collected. The service provider must be notified of a change in writing minimum 2 weeks in advance. The fee can be left uncollected or it can be reduced, if it is justified considering the guardian’s maintenance support obligation, secure income requirements or care-related viewpoints. Applying for a reduction in price or for leaving it uncollected shall be done with a written application form. The application may be submitted after the child has been admitted to afternoon activities. The decision on a price reduction or on leaving it uncollected is made on the basis of the family size and the family’s gross income. More information about price reductions and leaving fees uncollected is found in the bulletin Tiedote asiakasmaksun perimättä jättämisestä tai alentamisesta and can be requested from the Finnish Education Unit by email in the address firstname.lastname@example.org or from the service provider of afternoon activities.
Usually, the cancellation will take place after one month. For example, if cancellation has been made in January, it will be effective in March. This means that a cancellation made in April is not effective until after the school-year ends.
Client fees are not going to be collected during April and May if the child does not participate at all in afterschool activities, because of the decision made by Espoo City Government.
Afternoon activities follow the school’s work and holiday times.
- part-time afternoon activities at 12–3pm
- full-time afternoon activities at 12–5pm
Afternoon activities places are admitted according to activity times which the guardian has announced in the application. By a written notification, the guardian may change the child’s activity hours from full-time to part-time. Notifications submitted in November come into effect from the beginning of January.
Notifications for changing the activity hours and for terminating the afternoon activities place shall be submitted minimum one calendar month prior to the change. For example, a change made in December will come into effect on February 1st. Changes announced in April will not affect the monthly fee anymore. A client fee is collected during the termination period. Changes in activity times can be submitted through Wilma in the file Hakemukset ja päätökset (eng. Applications and decisions) by filling in the form Iltapäivätoimintapaikan peruuttaminen, irtisanominen ja toiminta-ajan muuttaminen (eng. Cancelling and terminating an afternoon activities place or changing the activity hours) or by email to the address email@example.com.