New bilingual group to start in Matinraitti day-care center on August 2nd, 2021

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2021-03-31 9:34

A bilingual (Finnish-English) early childhood education group for 4-5-year-olds is about to launch at Matinraitti day-care-center in August 2021. The future goal is to have bilingual pre-primary education in the bilingual group.

In bilingual early childhood education both languages are present and develop gradually.

The activity is based on City of Espoo’s early childhood education plan (2019) using two languages in an enriched fashion. The group employs an early childhood education nurse and two teachers, one of whom mainly uses English.

If you are interested in the new bilingual early childhood education group, please complete the application form by April 30th in To apply in a bilingual group, enter the “request for bilingual group” in the additional information section. A second option must also be specified in the application form. If there is no room for all applicants in the bilingual group, another early childhood group will be assigned to them. In case you want to change any information entered in the application form, please contact Service Guidance:

tel. 09 816 31000 or email:

If there are more applicants than the group can accommodate, a draw is held among applicants. Due to the status of the early childhood education places, approximately one half of the group’s places will be reserved to children at the Matinraitti day-care center in Autumn 2021. Please, take into account the possibility, that all the sibligs of a child admitted in the bilingual group, cannot be admitted in Matinraitti day-care center.

Further information:
Tiina Häikiö
Head of Matinraitti day-care center,
tel. 040 639 4888