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Pre-primary education in Vantaa

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Pre-primary education starts one year before a child starts going to school. It is four hours a day and it’s during the working hours of the schools. In Vantaa, free pre-primary education that follows the city’s curriculum is available in day cares and in some schools.

Pre-primary education is mandatory. This means that a child must take part in pre-school that lasts one year, or some other for ...

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To whom and on what terms

Pre-primary education is mainly for children who will turn six on that particular calendar year.

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.

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Text edited by: Vantaa city
Updated: 23/6/2024