More than 1 million children with childcare allowance

Parents who meet the conditions and make use of formal care can be reimbursed part of the expenses through the care allowance. This is formal care in a day care service or by a registered day care worker. The data comes from the tax authorities.

Although the number of children aged 0 to 12 has decreased in recent years, the number of children with childcare has been increasing since 2015. In the period 2015-2018, the growth in day care was mainly a result of the conversion of playgroups to childcare facilities. During this period, the number of 0-4-year-olds in day care has increased by more than 100 thousand. From 2019, the growth in the number of children in day care will have leveled off.