Pre-primary education

Pre-primary education will begin on 11 August 2021. Enrolment for pre-primary education for the school year 2021–2022 takes place between 8 and 20 January 2021. You can enrol your child by filling in the pre-primary education application form.

In exceptional situations, you can enrol your child to pre-primary education by submitting a paper application (if, for example, you do not have a personal identity code or online banking codes). 

Welcome to pre-primary education -brochure (pdf, 248 Kt)

Pre-primary education is compulsory

Before the beginning of compulsory education, children must attend one year of pre-primary education or other activities that meet the objectives of pre-primary education.

Pre-primary education is offered at both day-care centres and schools for four hours per day between 9 am and 1 pm.

Pre-primary education is well-planned upbringing and teaching

Pre-primary education consists of activities that support the learning, inclusion, development and growth of children. These involve discussion, playing, sports and exercise, exploration, experimentation, information acquisition and problem-solving. Pre-primary education bolsters children’s self-esteem, offering positive learning experiences as well as opportunities for diverse interaction with other children in the same age group. Read more on the Planning and implementation of pre-primary education page.