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Fees for care complementary to pre-primary education

Four hours of pre-primary education are provided each day free of charge.

Early childhood education and care complementary to pre-primary education

The fee will be assessed based on the guardians’ gross income as stipulated by the Act on Client Fees in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Club activities complementing pre-primary education

Club activities complementary to pre-primary education are offered for a fixed monthly fee based on the selected level of need for service. In August, the fee is one half of the normal monthly fee.

Need for service fee in case of everyday need fee for a contract of 10 days / month
1-3h/day 70 e 35 e
3-5h/day 120 e 60 e
more than 5h/day 140 e 70 e

If a child enrolled in pre-primary education has a sibling, part of the same family, enrolled either in a City of Tampere early childhood education and services daycare or family daycare or attending club activities complementary to pre-primary education, their client fee will be 60 % of the full client fee.

Client fees in bilingual pre-primary education

Bilingual pre-primary education is provided by the basic education services free of charge.

Activities complementing bilingual pre-primary education are provided for a fee.

Early childhood education and care as activities complementary to bilingual pre-primary education:

Complementary early childhood education and care is provided by daycare centres, with client fees determined by the family’s income.

The English School of Tampere also provides English-language complementary early childhood education and care through a service voucher. The co-payment additional to the service voucher is determined by the family’s income.

Morning and afternoon activities at schools

Instead of complementary early childhood education and care, a child attending bilingual pre-primary education may participate in the school’s morning and afternoon activities with pupils. Fees are determined as they would be for school children attending the morning and afternoon activity clubs.

Changes to the need for service

The need for service can be reduced up to twice during an operating year. Any changes to the autumn period should be made by the end of August, and any changes to the spring period should be made by the end of January. Families may increase their need for service as necessary at any time of the operating year.

Any changes will be applied no earlier than the start of the following month.

Municipal activity clubs:

Changes in the need for service should be registered through the Wilma online service. The form can be found in the “Applications and decisions” tab in Wilma.

Fee exemptions

The club activity complementary to pre-primary education is provided free of charge to families whose gross income is below the income limits.  Families must apply for an exemption for no charges to be collected.

Number of family members income limit as of 1st August 2022, EUR/month
2 3174
3 4019
4 4528
5 5038
6 5545

An exemption from fees must be applied for for each operating year using the appropriate form. The exemption may be granted starting for the month the application has been received.

Club activities provided as specialised care are free of charge for a disabled pupil (Act on Specialised Care for the Disabled, 519/1977, Section 2). The need for morning and afternoon activities for a disabled child or youth should be recorded in their specialised care programme.

The exemption from club activity fees must be applied for in writing with a copy the specialised care programme appended to the application.

Client fees for early childhood education and care and pre-primary education
e-mail [email protected]
tel. 040 180 8476, Mon–Thu 9 am to 11 am

Updated 4.1.2023