Enrolment and decision-making

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). 

After the application period for pre-primary education has ended, you may still apply if the child’s place of residence or the guardian’s work or study situation has changed, or for another similar special reason.

Please note that applications submitted after the application period (8–20 January 2021) will be processed as secondary applications.

Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education

Pre-primary education units and schools offer early childhood education in the morning before the start of pre-primary education and in the afternoon after pre-primary education. The early childhood education is subject to a charge. Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education is applied for using the same application form as for the pre-primary education place. Exceptions to this are some of the pre-primary education places offered by outsourced and private early childhood education units.

Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education can be applied for using the pre-primary education application form, and it can begin before the beginning of the pre-primary education, on 1 August of the current year at the earliest. However, early childhood education connected to pre-primary education organised at schools can only be applied for starting from the beginning of the pre-primary education. In this case, the child may continue at the old early childhood education unit until the beginning of the pre-primary education.

Application for the current term and after the application period

After the end of the application period fill the application on http://espoonvarhaiskasvatus.fi

If the child’s place of residence or a parent/guardian’s work or study situation changes or there is another special reason, it is possible to apply for pre-primary education after the end of the application period. Section 23a of the Basic Education Decree (30 March 2000/326).