There are several municipal childcare centres in Inari, the main ones are:

Inari day care centre

Postimatintie 4

99870 Inari

Ivalo day care centre

Eetuntie 1

99800 Ivalo

Ivalo Day/Night care centre

Koppelontie 4 (Ivalo primary school)

99800 IVALO

Saariselkä day care center

Seitapolku 12

99830 Saariselkä

If you have a Finnish municipality of residence, your children qualify for at least 20 hours of day care per week, or more according to need. The Early Childhood Education Office is located in the town hall Piiskuntie 2, 99800 Ivalo. If possible, you are required to apply for a place in the childcare centre at least 4 month in advance. Registration forms in English can be obtained from the town hall and registration forms in Finnish also from the library or at If you need assistance with your application, please contact the Early Childhood Education Office at +358 40 702 4414 or 040-726 3553

Guidelines for parents with children already registered for day care

  • Please make sure to bring and pick-up your child on time. Our employees may have their own obligations and children of their own that need looking after.
  • Do not bring your child to day-care if it is sick! After recovery, keep your child at home for one more day to ensure full recovery.
  • As an employee, you are entitled to payed absence of up to four days if your child is sick and under 10 years of age.
  • If you do not need day care for your child, let us know as soon as possible.
  • If the period of absence last for 7 days or more, and you let us know at least 4 weeks in advance you can ask for a refund on child care fees.
  • Prescribed medication can be administered by day care staff only if adequate documentation is presented, and parents sign a written consent.
  • If your child has a food allergy, we ask you to present a doctors certificate no later than 2 weeks after the day care centre has been informed about the allergy.
  • When bringing your child, pack seasonally adequate outdoor clothing, an extra set of clothing and a soft toy for naptime.
  • Label your child’s cloths and personal belongings clearly.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult when arriving at the day care centre
  • Please inform us if someone else, but a parent is picking up your child (must be at least 18 years of age)