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Social benefits and services for children

On this page you will find services and benefits provided by the City of Tallinn to children and families with children. The main goal of the support services is to prevent serious issues and to support the independent welfare of families.

Child benefits

Childbirth allowance for Tallinn citizens
320 euros for the birth of a child

Childcare allowance
Coverage of childcare up to €196 per month

Disabled children’s allowance
Yearly allowance for children with special needs on their birthday month

Allowance for first-graders
320 euros for children starting grade 1, 50 euros for each children in the start of the school year (until 19 years old children).

National family benefits 
All family and child benefits provided by the state

Maternity package
We will gift families childcare articles for every child born.

Children with special needs

Support services for children with special needs; aid and rest for their caretakers.

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Childcare services for children with severe and profound disabilities
Compensation for childcare services; rest for caretakers of disabled children

Nursing home for children with severe and profound disabilities
24/7 childcare in a home environment, hourly or daily

Support person for children with severe and profound disabilities 
A supportive friend for children; the support person accompanies the child in school, kindergarten or during rehabilitation services

Disabled children’s allowance
Yearly allowance for children with special needs on their birthday month

Support groups for parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
For parents of hyperactive children, counselling, support groups

Video consultation for parents of autistic children
Video counselling for parents of autistic children and their support persons

Social transportation
The city completely or partially compensates transport services necessary for children with special needs.

Disabled child´s carer´s benefit
Assignment of caretakers for children with severe and profound disabilities and payment of caretaker benefits to parents who cannot work due to taking care of their child.

Family counselling

Being a parent is an important position with great responsibility. Families do not have to face all challenges on their own. Feel free to ask for advice or look up useful materials online at You can also use the following free services:

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Family therapy 
Dealing with family problems and crises, counselling

Psychological counselling
Psychological counselling for children face-to-face and online. The meetings take place individually with the child or with the whole family.

Support for children of separating parent
Resolving disputes out of court, guaranteeing the wellbeing of children, support group for separating parents


Family support services

Help from child welfare workers of the district administration social welfare department is available to children as well as parents. They form a respectful cooperative relationship with the family and work together to find solutions to problems. If you need help regarding your child, contact your district child welfare worker. Child welfare workers can direct children and families to various services:

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Children’s day centre
Help with homework, warm food, hobbies

Rehabilitation for children with behavioural disorders
Children’s behavioural problems and addictions, support for youths with self-destructive behaviours

Parenthood programme "Wonderful Years"
Development of parental skills, education programmes for parents of children aged 2 to 8

Family based work 
Problems related to everyday life and the raising of children, crisis solving.

Development of parental skills 
Counselling for teenage pregnancy and teenage parents, education program for single parents


Shelter and foster care

Shelters for children or families with children who need temporary shelter due to abuse or unforeseen life events.

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Children’s shelter
Temporary shelter and care for children.

Parent and child shelter
Temporary shelter for parent and child offering housing and counselling.

Foster care
Step families, foster families, foster homes

Support for youths coming out of foster car
Temporary housing, support for youths becoming independent, youth home

Do you wish to support the welfare of children in Tallinn?



Don’t be afraid to ask for advice!

For more information on services and aid, contact your local district social welfare department.

District Contacts:

Haabersti District Administration
Ehitajate tee 109a/1
Marina Keizo

City Centre Administration
Pärnu mnt 9
Marge Rungi 
 645 7846  

Kristiine District Administration
Metalli 5
Merle Priimäe            
645 7135  

Lasnamäe District Administration
Pallasti tn 54
Kristiina Keerd 
645 7706 

Mustamäe District Administraton
E.Vilde tee 118
Kadri Jõks 
645 7563  

Nõmme District Administration
Valdeku tn 13
Kati Valma 
645 7382 

Pirita District Administration
Kloostri tee 6
Jelena Afonova 
645 7179 

Põhja-Tallinna District Administration
Kari tn 13
Katrin Laur 
645 7075  

Last modified 26.07.2022