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Customer fees for Early childhood education Apr 14 – May 13, 2020

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Finnish Government has recommended that the child should be cared for at home if possible. The Government recommended on March 18 that the cities should refund the daycare fees to families for the duration of the child's absence.

The City of Kuopio has decided that the daycare fee will not be charged between April 14 and May 13, 2020, if notified in advance and if the child is absent during the whole time. The notification has to be made latest on Wednesday, April 8 by email or by phone to the daycare center manager or to the supervisor of family daycare.

In other situations, we will follow the normal customer fee practices and The Act on client fees in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The refund is possible for all families who are customers of the city of Kuopio’s Early childhood education services.