The aim of the childcare service is to support the parent or the guardian in working and coping or under a contract also the carer's work or coping related with caretaking of a child in a family. Authorized service provider will be found by the parent, guardian or the carer.
The compensation is paid when the benefit paid to the parent, under Parental Benefit Act, is terminated. The right to apply for compensation ends when the child is registered to a pre-school child care institution or school. The applicant has the right to submit an application in three months time after the month the childcare service was used.
According to the new rule, compensation is not paid to persons, who buy service for lesser amount than the amount of compensation. Persons who buy the service for a lesser amount than one and a half amount of the compensation amount, but not less than for the amount compensated, will be paid 50% of the compensation amount. Persons who buy the service in an the amount that is equal to one and a half amount of the compensation amount or is greater, will receive 100% of the compensation amount.
The childcare service compensation amount in 2016 is 140 euro per calendar month, per child.