Day-care agreement

If you wish to submit applications to several day-cares, you need to fill in a separate application for each of them. Also, find out about the practices in your own city or municipality: check if you need to also fill in a municipal application form via the municipality Web pages, for instance, to acquire a decision regarding a valid service voucher.

Fill in the application(s). Please remember that each daycare centre requires a separate application.

Start filling in the application by choosing a daycare centre  If you wish to submit applications to several daycare centres, you need to fill in a separate application for each one. Also find out about the practices in your own city or municipality: check if you need to fill in a municipal application form via the municipality web pages, for instance, to acquire a decision regarding a valid service voucher.

How long will it take to get a decision?

The daycare centre manager will confirm a place in daycare by contacting you either by phone or email. We aim to make the decisions as quickly as possible, and no later than one week after receiving your application. This also applies to situations where there are no free spots currently at the daycare centre of your choice, and we put your application in a queue. If required, you can also make a care agreement with the regional service manager to apply to new daycare centres, for example.

How soon should I reply, and how is this done?

When the daycare centre manager contacts you, you will agree on a visit to the daycare centre and on drafting the agreements. If necessary, the manager can also mail you the care agreement for you to sign at home. Once you have signed the written agreement and returned it to Touhula, you will have a place in daycare – so please make sure that the agreement is returned to the daycare centre manager well in advance before daycare starts.

You are warmly invited to visit the daycare centre before accepting the offered place.

When and how do I cancel my place in daycare?

You must cancel in writing. You can send the cancellation, for example, via an email message to the daycare centre manager. Please also cancel your place in case your application has been placed in the queue and you have accepted a place at another daycare centre.

If a written service agreement has already become valid and is cancelled after that, you will be charged the daycare fee for the whole month in question. If your service agreement has become valid and you wish to terminate your care relationship, you must fill in the Touhula notice of termination.

The notice period for Touhula is one calendar month, so a termination notice submitted, for instance, on February 21 will take effect on March 31. In such cases, the care fee will be charged until the last day of the month and the child has the right to daycare until that date. Please do not forget to check the termination practices for your own city or municipality, and also terminate the private day care allowance paid by Kela in case it is used at your daycare centre.