Full-day care can last from 6 to 10 hours, and half-day care from 4 to 6 hours a dayDay care is a social service encompassing full-day or half-day care:
- Full-day care can last from 6 to 10 hours a day
- Half-day care can last from 4 to 6 hours a day.
Day care services are granted to children with developmental disabilities, children without adequate parental care, children with behavioural issues, persons declared temporarily unfit for employment pursuant to the act regulating professional rehabilitation and employment of persons with disabilities, as well as to persons with disabilities, elderly persons, seriously ill persons, and homeless persons who are not staying at a shelter.
Day care services are provided in the form of half-day care, with a duration of four to six hours a day, or as a full-day care, with a duration of six to ten hours a day.
Day care may be granted one day a week, several days in a week or during all working days in a week.
Day care service providers
Day care services are provided by social welfare homes, associations, religious communities and other legal persons, natural persons who carry out social welfare activities as their profession or as a trade.
A beneficiary who has been granted day care services cannot be granted accommodation and organised housing services nor can they be granted psychosocial support services.
Exceptionally, beneficiaries who have been granted day care services up to twice a week may also be granted psychosocial support services.
Granting day centre stay services
The procedure will be carried out by social welfare centres competent in the beneficiary’s place of permanent residence until 31 December 2022, and as of 1 January 2023 by the Croatian Social Welfare Institute.
Addresses and phone numbers of social welfare centres can be found on the website of the Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy.