Enrollment in Preschool Education
- Public service
It is compulsory for children in preschool age (6-year-olds) to attend preschool. The education is provided by the municipality and it’s free of charge. Children will receive preschool education every weekday for four hours. Lunch is also served during preschool days.
In Sipoo, preschool groups can be found in day care centres, primary schools for grades 1–6, and in separate preschools units. All children in preschool age have also the right to receive supplementary day care. Fees carried out for supplementary day care amount to 60 % of the fee the family would pay for full-time day care.
Do the following
Enrolment in Preschool / Families registered in Sipoo
All children registered as living in Sipoo are allocated a place in a preschool group in the child’s local school. The guardians will be sent a letter to the child’s home address at the beginning of the year. The letter contains information of the primary preschool unit allocated for the child according to the home address.
The guardians are to confirm their child’s place in preschool in Wilma-program according to the instructions given in the letter.
Enrolment in Preschool / New Sipoo Residents and Families About to Move to Sipoo
If your child has not been registered in Sipoo at the beginning of the year, but wishes to begin preschool in Sipoo, you as a guardian can enrol the child in to preschool through the eDaisy-program.
To whom and on what terms
The service is free of charge.
Preschool education for four hours per day is free of charge. Supplementary day care in the mornings and afternoons is due to a charge.
Children in the pre-primary education age, or 6 years, participate in pre-primary education organised by the municipality. Those 7-year-olds whose school attendance has been postponed also participate in pre-primary education. It can additionally be attended by 5-year-olds to whom a decision on extended compulsory education has been issued.
The children receive pre-primary education for four hours every morning. During this time, a lunch is served to the children.
Under the Basic Education Act, participation in pre-primary education is mandatory. A child’s guardian is responsible for ensuring that the child participates in pre-primary education or activities that meet its objectives during the school year that precedes the start of compulsory education.