Childcare and education

Espoo offers educational opportunities for inhabitants of all ages and encourages lifelong learning. Day care services are provided as both municipal and private services. Families who have no need for day care may take part in the activities of open day care centres, residents’ parks and clubs.

Pre-primary education is provided in several day care centres and schools in the city. The comprehensive schools, upper secondary schools, vocational schools and universities of applied sciences in Espoo as well as Aalto University offer high-quality education. The diverse range of courses available at the Adult Education Centre allows residents to develop themselves.

Espoo Finnish Education and the educational authority of the Ontario York Region District celebrate the 10th anniversary of their collaboration this year. The purpose of the collaboration is to share each country’s best practices, resulting in mutual learning and development. As part of the collaboration, the representatives of the Ontario educational authority are visiting Espoo this week.
Espoo Finnish Education has revised the electronic Wilma-system with new positive markings for pupil feedback. The new markings promote the operating culture of the new national curriculum.


  • A wide range of representatives from cities, municipalities and municipal organizations as well as educational experts come together in Espoo 22 – 23 September 2016. The intention of the event is to work on ideas on how lifelong learning can create competitiveness, wellbeing and participation. The Espoo Learning City Fair on Friday 23rd of September showcases how you can learn in Espoo.
Published 2012-01-26 15:59 , updated 2012-01-26 15:59