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Preschool education

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In Turku, children attend one year of preschool education before their compulsory education starts.

• Preschool education groups operate both in day care centres and schools.• There is four hours of preschool education per day between 8 and 13.• The preschool education follows the preschool curriculum of the City of Turku.• The contact information given is for the day care centre itself even if it is located within a school’s facilities.• You will find the contact information for the day care centres in the “Units” section.

Preschool education is free of charge. If the distance from home to the nearest preschool education unit is over 5 km and the child does not attend day care in addition to preschool, compensation for travelling expenses may be granted.

Should the child also require day care, it is applied for separately. The day care fee will be determined by the family’s income and the number of hours the child spends in day care.

To whom and on what terms

Esiopetusta alle kouluikäisille lapsille

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The service is provided byCity of Turku
Responsible for the serviceCity of Turku
Area Turku
Available languagesEnglish, Finnish, French, Russian
Text edited by: City of Turku
Updated: 11/8/2022