Day-care is one of the highest expenses that working parents with children under 3 years of age have to face.
At this age education is not compulsory, which means there are far fewer public day-care centers than schools or colleges and the availability does not cover the actual demand.
Financial allowances for day-care centers depend on the autonomous community region in question. The quantity and requirements vary according to where you live. IT is worth checking the conditions of the administrative body that manages social services in your autonomous community region and, just in case, asking if there are any allowances in the town hall where the child is registered as a resident.