The Kindergarten fees include the parents’ share, the private care financial aid from Kela (174,74 €), and the financial aid to residents of Lahti. The residents of Lahti are able to receive 400 € per month of financial aid for children over the age of three and 200€ if they are entitled only for 20 hours daycare.

A family discount of -50% of one daycare fee is given for having two or more children attend LEK. (Please note that no family discount is available if a sibling is in the 1st grade afternoon group). Families may apply for income based financial aid ranging up to 146,64 €.

Fees 1.4.2019

Childcare contracts are made annually. Below is a sample chart for Lahti residents:

Day care options Time Includes Fee
21h-34h per week 07.00 - 13.00 Breakfast, lunch 240 € / month
over 34h per week (full day) 07.00 - 17.00 Breakfast, lunch, snack 350 € / month
Preschool Afternoon 12.00 - 17.00 Snack 160 € / month
First Grade Afternoon 13.00 - 17.00 Snack 227 € / month
Thursday night English Club 17.00 - 18.00 Materials 120 € / season
20-hour state permitted daycare 08.00 - 12.00 Breakfast, lunch 200€ / month

Application form

You can apply to the English Kindergarten of Lahti with the application form below. Your application is valid when you have paid the queue fee of 50 €. Our bank account nr. is FI08 4212 1120 0803 32. Add the text “queue fee” and the child’s name in the additional information field.

The queue fee is refundable. The Preschool and 1st Grade groups are picked up from the Tiirismaa Elementary School and Onnelantie Day Care.

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