Instructions for completing the form

Instructions for the “Additional information about the child” section of the form

My child needs support with learning Finnish, preparatory education

The following children may enrol for preparatory education for six-year-olds: children with an immigrant background, Finnish returnee children, children of bilingual families (not Finnish/Swedish) and adopted children who need support in the Finnish language or study skills before the transition to basic education.

Units offering preparatory education for six-year-olds: Pre-primary education places in 2018–2019 on the area-specific pages.

More information: Preparatory education for pre-primary-aged children.

When completing the form, select “My child needs support with learning Finnish, preparatory education”.

It has been discovered that the child needs intensive or special support, statement

The need for intensive and special support means the need for support measures that have been proven necessary according to expert statements or a pedagogical assessment, for instance.

If the child has not previously attended early childhood education services in Espoo, the expert statements must be delivered to the special kindergarten teacher in the service area: Contact Information.

When completing the form, select “It has been discovered that the child needs intensive or special support, statement.”

We are exercising the right to a pre-primary education place in the same location as the child’s sibling.

Children enrolling for pre-primary education have the right to a pre-primary education place at
a) a day-care centre in their own service area, if their sibling has, at the moment of making the decision, a valid care relationship with a pre-primary education day-care centre continuing in the coming pre-primary education year, or

b) a local school determined by the city, if their sister or brother will be attending this school in the coming school year.

Parents may decide whether or not to exercise this right and whether to exercise it in accordance with a) or b) above, if the child is entitled to both.

When completing the form, select “We are exercising the right to a pre-primary education place in the same location as the child’s sibling.”
Under “Further information”, enter the sibling’s name and early childhood education place or school and grade in the coming school year.