Living in Finland

Cities

Perhe Kalajoella ja Merijärvellä

Family in Kalajoki and Merijärvi

For information on services for families, see the Infopankki page Family in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region.

Marriage

Family in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Marriage).

Divorce

Family in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Divorce).

Children in a divorce

Family in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Children in a divorce).

When you are pregnant

The maternity clinic (äitiysneuvola) checks that expectant mothers and unborn children are in good health and prepares the mother, the father and the whole family for the birth of the child. Make an appointment with the clinic when you notice that you are pregnant.

Maternity clinic (äitiysneuvola):
Tohtorintie 4, 85100 Kalajoki
Telephone service time Tue–Thu 12 noon–1 pm
Tel. 044 469 1533

Read more: When you are expecting a baby.

linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Child health clinicFinnish | English | Russian

Child care

Kalajoki and Merijärvi offer places in both municipal and private day care. For children under school age, you can choose from the following options: home-care allowance (kotihoidon tuki), a place in municipal day care (day-care centres, family day care, group family day care) or private day care (based on a service voucher or private day care allowance). Day care fees are based on the family's income.

Make a written application for a day care place at least 4 months before the place is needed. If you need a day care place straight away due to a sudden job offer, or training or study place, apply immediately. In urgent cases, it takes two weeks to arrange a place in day care.

Applications and the required attachments are available from the day care office, the website of the Town of Kalajoki or Merijävi's municipal office (kunnantoimisto).

Day care office (päivähoitotoimisto) (Kalajoki and Merijärvi)
Kalajoentie 12, 85100 Kalajoki
Tel. 044 469 1297, appointments for advice

Merijärvi municipal office (kunnantoimisto)
Kunnantie 1, 86220 Merijärvi

Read more: Child care.

linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Day careFinnish | English | Russian

Looking after a child at home

Family in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Looking after a child at home).