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Pre-primary education

  • Service
  • Espoo
  • Public service

Before the beginning of compulsory education, children must attend one year of pre-primary education or other activities that meet the objectives of pre-primary education.

Pre-primary education is offered at both day-care centres and schools for four hours per day between 9 am and 1 pm.

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.

Background information

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.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Espoo
Responsible for the serviceCity of Espoo
Area Espoo
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: City of Espoo
Updated: 10/8/2022