Policy Document

Act of 10 May 2013 on the Change of the Act on Childcare Services for Children Under Age Three and Other Acts






Family & Children



Main implications

The major implications of this act relate to: 1) Municipalities can apply for up to 80 % of governmental funding for organising childcare institutions (previously it was up to 50 %). 2) Day care providers can be employed not only by municipalities but also by other institutions (e.g. private nurseries). 3) Institutions offering childcare services for children under the age of three can share administrative, financial, organisational services with schools or other educational institutions. 4) Social and health insurance for nannies employed by persons self-employed in agriculture will be paid by the government.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Children aged 20 weeks to three (or four) years.

Types of provision stipulated by this document


Types of childcare provided by the State stipulated by this document


Benefits offered by this document for using childcare services


Does this document guarantee a provision of childcare free of costs?


Read the Law

Full Text Source in English

Jounal of Law, June 28 2013 (Item 747)

Original full text source in native language

Dziennik Ustaw z Dnia 28 czerwca 2013 (poz 747)

Secondary Literature & Sources

Links to databases and sources for the analysis or evaluation of this policy field

This link leads to the full text of the law (in PDF format), along with a short description of when and by whom it was ratified and enacted (in Polish).


Anna Rybińska
Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics

Data collected in the framework of the Population Europe Research Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2014): Policy: "Act of 10 May 2013 on the Change of the Act on Childcare Services for Children Under Age Three and Other Acts" (Information provided by Anna Rybińska). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].