Early Childhood Education Clubs
- Public service
Early childhood education in Vantaa organises club activities for children between the ages of 2.5 and 5. Clubs operate everywhere in Vantaa in the connection of residential parks, open day care centres or day care centres.
Club activities are goal-oriented and planned in advance. Each group has its own plan of action. The key focus is on playing with other children and learning to operate together with them. The activities are implemented by moving, singing, playing and doing crafts.
Some of the clubs meet in the morning and others in the afternoons, 1–3 times a week. The daily activities last for 2–3 hours depending on the child’s age. The clubs follow pre-primary education’s operating and holiday schedules. Club activities are free of charge.
Children in home care and receiving home care allowance can also participate in the activities. If a family receives private day care allowance, the child cannot simultaneously participate in the club activities.
The purpose of municipal playgrounds is to offer safe, diverse and welcoming environments for play. The municipality checks the safety of playgrounds several times a year. The maintenance measures are carried out according to a national specification.
Playgrounds may be supervised by municipal employees either continuously or at certain times, or they may be unsupervised. A municipality may organise instructor-led activities for pre-school and school-age children at the playground.