Application and Fees

Application

We are always happy to talk to families interested in our daycare and to provide more information. We can also organize a visit for your family! We aim to fill all the groups every year in August. However, sometimes changes in our enrollment situation may happen in the middle of the year, so please contact us if you are interested in joining during this school year. We currently have some available places for children born in 2017 in our Panda group starting in August 2021. If you are interested in a place for your child in this group, please be in touch.

In case we don't have available places in your child's age group, families are welcome to join a waiting list in case places become available. We also have a waiting list for children who are currently under 3 years old. As we have small groups, we recommend joining the waiting list early.

To apply for daycare placement, the family/guardian must complete our application form, including desired starting date. The application and waiting list fee is 30 EUR, which covers application and handling costs. Please contact us before applying.

Fees

Happy Toddlers is not-for-profit with reasonable fees. All fees collected are used towards the daycare operations to benefit the children.

The current daycare fee is 970€ per month per childThe monthly fee is fixed for the whole 12 months of the year. KELA will support families with the fee. The out-of-pocket amount paid by the families is therefore much smaller. In addition, the City of Espoo pays a sibling supplement of 140€ per month to families that have more than one child in childcare in Espoo. The current parents association fee is 100€ per year.

For more information about childcare fee support, please go to:

Private day care allowance (Kela) or

Amount and payment of private daycare allowance (Kela)

Private day care allowances (City of Espoo)

1) Please contact us before applying

A Word version of the Application Form can be downloaded from this website (see link at the bottom of this column).

Please return to us by email (info@happytoddlers.com) along with a copy of the proof of payment of the 30 EUR. 

The Support Association's Board is responsible for determining the child's acceptance into the daycare.


2) Criteria

The Support Association's Board uses the following criteria when considering applications for enrollment:

1. Sibling criteria 
Siblings have priority if they are: 3 years of age on entry, (1st August year of entry) toilet trained, fit the 7-8 max. children per group and gender balance.

2. Other applicants criteria
Applications are considered relative to: 3 years of age on entry (1st August year of entry), toilet trained, fit the 7-8 max. children per group, gender balance within the groups and application date.

3) Acceptance

After the acceptance of the child into Happy Toddlers daycare, the parents confirm their child's position by paying a one month deposit fee in advance.