Child home care

Parents can care for their child at home with the help of the child home care allowance, if the youngest child of the family is younger than 3 years of age. The entitlement to child home care allowance begins once the parental allowance period has ended. The child home care allowance includes the statutory care allowance, the Espoo supplement and a possible care supplement, which is bound to income. The Espoo supplement is €160 per month when the child is under 2 years 6 months old. The Espoo supplement of the child home care allowance is only paid, if the family's all children under school age are cared for at home. The Espoo supplement is not paid, if an older sibling is in municipal, service voucher or outsourced early childhood education or if an older child receives private day care allowance. Families are entitled to multiple child support when twins or triplets are born or adopted to the family.