At the end of the year 2016, the early education and day care organised or supported by the City of Helsinki (including the city’s own child day care centres and family day care) included 24,224 children, of whom 4,222 (17%) had some other mother tongue than Finnish or Swedish. Furthermore, 454 children with a foreign mother tongue were looked after by the aid of the private day care allowance and 1,643 at home by the aid of the child home care allowance.