Enrolment and decision-making

Pre-primary education starts on 8 August 2019. The registration period for pre-primary education for the school year 2019–2020 is 8–21 January 2019. Please register using the electronic pre-primary education application form. You can use the same form to apply for early childhood education in addition to pre-primary education.

Pre-primary education places in 2019–2020

Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education

Pre-primary education day-care centres 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 day-care centres. Information about these units is also available here.

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 place 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 or after the end of the application period, please complete the pre-primary education application form on the Early childhood education and Pre-primary education page.

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).