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.

The activities of the Opinmäki learning centre in Espoo promote the well-being and community spirit of people of all ages and with different cultural backgrounds. That is why the International Association of Educating Cities has decided to award Opinmäki for its good practices.
I´m Blue NY from Etelä-Tapiolan lukio, Espoo, has been awarded the best company from upper secondary and vocational school level at the competition for young entrepreneurs. Producing blueberry soda from Finnish blueberries, I’m Blue NY will be representing Finland in the Company of the Year Competition in Lucerne in July. The team was also awarded for the best product award.


  • According to an international benchmark study, Espoo is the most sustainable city in Europe. The study showed that measured by the economic, sociocultural and ecological sustainability scores, the growth city of Espoo has managed to maintain its sustainable development. The survey was prepared for the Dutch presidency of the European Union, and it covered more than 140 cities in the EU.


  • Would you like to share memories? Different generations meet in this exhibition, inviting visitors to tread the paths of a fairy-tale forest that implements a sustainable way of life. In the “Time Travel – family stories” project, children, families and educators at day care centres in Espoo have explored the childhood of different generations.
Published 2012-01-26 15:59 , updated 2012-01-26 15:59