The customer fee is made up of the size and income of the family as well as of the time spent in early childhood care and education.
The client fee for early childhood education and care services depends on family size and income.
Exceptions: family accepts the highest fee
Please submit an account of your income within a month after the childcare has started by filling in the related form. Send the form (including enclosures) to:
Loviisan kaupunki/Varhaiskasvatuksen laskutus
You can also hand in the forms at our customer service bureau Lovinfo, Mariankatu 12 A, open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The highest fee is applied if you do not submit an account of your family’s income within a month after the client relationship has begun. If you submit an income account too late, the income-related fee is applied from the beginning of the month during which you submitted the account of your income.
NB! The payment of the previous month is invoiced at the beginning of the following calendar month, for instance the payment of August is invoiced at the beginning of September. In order to avoid double monthly payments, please supply your income specifications and appendices as soon as possible.
The fees are based on the Act of Client Fees in Early Childhood Care and Education (1503/2016, amended 1052/2020). The fee is a monthly fee, which is regularly charged for max 11 calendar months during the business year (August the 1st to July the 31st).
The maximum monthly fee for full-time early childhood care and education of the youngest child in the family is 295 euros. The maximum monthly fee for full-time early childhood care and education of the next youngest child in the same family is 40 %, i.e. 118 euros. The fee for each following child is 20 % of the fee of the youngest child in early childhood care and education.
The fee is based on a written contract on the need for for early childhood care and education. (finns ingen engelsk text på andra sidan av länken) The monthly need for service, i.e. hours per month, is specified in the contract. The contract can be altered from the beginning of the following month so that it meets with the needs. The aim is, however, to make the contract for a minimum of three months at a time.
The care times are declared electronically using the service eVarhaiskasvatus at the latest at 11 pm on the Monday two weeks before the care is needed.
Pre primary education according to the Basic Education Act is free of charge. If the child needs complementary early childhood care and education in addition to the pre primary education, the fee is determined as follows, excepting the school holidays when the fee is determined according to the customer fees for early childhood care and education.
The fee for the need of temporary place in early childhood care and education (maximum 10 days) is 15 euros per day for full day care (7 h/day or more) or 10 euros per day for part time care (less than 7 h/day).
July is free of charge for all children.
When determining the monthly fees we consider the married persons or persons living in marriage-like conditions living in a shared household as well as the minors of them both living with them in the same household.
If the guardians of the child live in different addresses within the municipality, the fee is determined according to that family where the child according to the population register lives (immediate guardian). This principle is also used when the child lives half the time with either parent. If the child is participating in early childhood care and education only on those weeks when the child lives with the remote guardian, the fee is determined according to the remote guardian’s family size and income.
If early childhood care and education is arranged for the child in two municipalities, the fee is determined separately in each municipality.
The fee is calculated according to the income that supersedes the income level determined by family size according to the table below:
The family consists of a mother, father and two children (1-year-old and 4-year-old). The incomes of the family are 4 900 euros per month.
The fee is determined as follows:
€ 4 900 – (income level) € 4 267 = € 633
10,7 % x € 633 = € 67.73 /month/the youngest child and after rounding off the fee € 68 /month. The fee for the second child is € 27.00 /month. (€ 0.00).
If there are more than six family members the income level that makes the base for determining the fee is raised by 197 euros for each of the subsequent minor in the family.
The fee is not collected if the incomes of the family are less than the income level or if the fee of the child is less than 28 euros.
When determining the fee the family’s combined taxable earned income and capital income as well as tax exempt income, for example:
If the monthly income is irregular, the average income of the last year is considered. A holiday bonus (5 %) is added to the taxable income.
Child benefits, benefits in accordance with the act on disability benefits (570/2007), increases for a child, housing benefits, medical care and examination costs made according to accident insurance, conscript’s allowance, front veterans’ supplements, student grants, adult education allowances, student housing allowances, as income support paid activities allowance and travel compensations in accordance with the National Insurance Act (568/2007), maintenance compensations in accordance with the act on the Department of Social Security’s rehabilitation benefits and monetary rehabilitation benefits (566/2005), expenses compensation in accordance with the act on public employment and business services (916/2012), allowances and other comparable grants paid out due to studies, compensations for family care costs and home care allowances.
Paid child maintenances and other similar costs due to factual family relations and benefit paid out in money for a specified time or life long time in connection with property transfer (life annuity).
Sending the income information
If the family, when applying for the place in early childhood care and education, has accepted the highest fee, there is no need to send a separate statement of incomes.
The form of incomes is filled and signed. Even in such a case where the guardians have no incomes. A statement of there being no incomes, such as a negative decision of unemployment allowance, is attached.
NB! If the applicant does not provide family’s income information within (1) month of the start of the care relationship, the fee will be set at the highest fee. If the family is late in reporting their incomes, the fee will only be determined on the basis of the income data from the beginning of the month in which the income data is submitted. No retroactive adjustment will be made. An appeal against the decision may be lodged within 30 days of notification of the decision.