The application period for pre-primary education for the schoolyear 2022–2023 is 10–21 January 2022.

  • Early childhood education and care
Published: 23.12.2021 7.25

Welcome to pre-primary education!

The application period for pre-primary education for the schoolyear 2022–2023 is 10–21 January 2022. The application form is available at The service is accessed through identification, for which you will need banking credentials or a mobile ID.

Pre-primary education in Espoo for children born in 2016 will begin on 11 August 2022.
Before your child goes to school, they must attend a year of pre-primary education or other activities that meet the objectives of pre-primary education. In pre-primary education, children have the opportunity to try out, learn and get excited about new things. The children have opportunities for diverse interaction and strengthening their social skills.
The early childhood education units and schools hold four hours of pre-primary education a day and it is free of charge. Your child can spend mornings and afternoons in early childhood education in the same place where they attend pre-primary education. You can use the pre-primary education application form to also apply for early childhood education in addition to pre-primary education. Please note that previous early childhood education decisions are only valid until 31 July 2022.
The early childhood education is subject to a charge.
Preparatory education (intensified Finnish language education) is provided in municipal Finnish-language pre-primary education groups. If your child needs support with learning Finnish, please inform about this in the application form in part Need for support: The child needs support in learning Finnish. I am also applying for a place in preparatory education for basic education.
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Further information: or tel. 09 816 310 00 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9–12 am and 12–1 pm and Thu 1–4 pm)
Pre-primary education is fun!


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