Espoo has open playgrounds with staff, open day care centres and clubs that organise activities for children and their parents without advance registration. Club activities are available for 2–5-year-old children who are in home care. There are also private playground attendants in Espoo.
Who are the open early childhood education services for?
Open early childhood education services provide an alternative to traditional day care. Open early childhood education services are primarily for families and are usually free of charge. They give parents the chance to meet other families and allow their children to make new friends and practice important social skills together with other children and adults.
In addition, parents can receive support in issues related to the upbringing and development of their child. Children may also take part in municipal club activities or activities organised by private playground attendants or others. Children and their parents may also participate in the activities of various peer groups as well as family training groups after childbirth.