- 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.
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.