Service voucher for early childhood education

A service voucher is one way of providing a municipality's statutory early childhood education services. In connection with approving the budget, the Espoo City Council decided to introduce service vouchers as of 1 August 2021. Service vouchers will be available for early childhood education services provided by private day care centres. The City of Espoo contributes to the costs of private early childhood education by granting a child-specific service voucher to families. The municipality grants a service voucher for a child's early childhood education. You can apply for a service voucher in the same way as you would apply for municipal early childhood education, by filling in an application through the City of Espoo's online system (espoonvarhaiskasvatus.fi). Under the application section "Preferred units", select the service voucher unit to which you want to apply. We recommend that you contact the day care centre at the latest after submitting your application.