Kerava offers municipal and private daycare, as well as family daycare.
Childcare at Home
If you take care of a child at home, you can apply for financial support from KELA (The Social Insurance Institution) and from the city.
You can also take your child to Playschool:
- Playschool is for children from 2 up to 5 years of age. It is open from August to May.
You can apply for the playschool throughout the year.
Playschool has activities in the morning and in the afternoon two or four
times a week. There is a fee for participating in the playschool
The daycare center is a place where children stay while parents are at work or at school. At the daycare center a child can get to know other children and learn Finnish.
In family daycare, the child will stay at someone else's home. There are up to four children in a group. For family daycare, you can apply the same way as for municipal daycare.
Food is free of charge in both kindergarten and family daycare. Your child will get breakfast, lunch and a snack. Parents pay for daycare according to family income.
Inquiries for daycare places:
tel. 040 318 4320, hours: Mon–Fri 9–12
Inquiries for homecare support:
tel. 040 318 2192, hours Mon–Fri 9–12
Private daycare centers
You can apply directly to the kindergarten
For more information: