Enrolment and decision-making
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
If you need a pre-primary education place for your child after the beginning of the operational term, please complete the pre-primary education application form on the Early childhood education and Pre-primary education page.
After the end of the application period (8.-20.1.2020) 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).