Early childhood education and care services
Early childhood education and care comprises the child day-care arrangements offered to the families and the goal-oriented pre-primary education as well as various playgroups for toddlers.
Children under school age (approx. 1–7 years of age) are entitled to day care in a day-care centre or in the home of a family day-care provider. Families resident in Paimio can choose from two options: municipal day care and private day care subsidised through a private day-care allowance. Pre-primary education is targeted to six-year-olds and provided in day-care centres. A parent staying at home to look after his or her child under the age of three is entitled to a child home-care allowance.
Today, the local Lutheran Church and various non-governmental organisations running clubs for young children and their families also play an important role as a child care provider in Paimio.