Early or postponed school start

Compulsory education starts in the year that the child turns 7 years old. However, school can also be started one year earlier or later if the child is granted permission to do so. This page provides more information on the exception to school starting age.

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Contact information

Leena Lakovaara

Superintendent of Schools (Espoonlahti)043 825 5102

Kaisa Alaviiri

Superintendent of Schools (Central and Northern Espoo)043 825 4965

Kari Kotiniemi

Superintendent of Schools (Leppävaara)050 525 3687

Sariminna Solala

Superintendent of Schools (Matinkylä-Olari and Tapiola)043 825 4966

Sara Raitala

Secretary of Pupil Administration040 507 0817

Enrolment in comprehensive school (grades 1-6) and school admission

Early childhood education service guidance

+358 9 816 31000Mailing address PL 3125 02070 Espoon kaupunki

Contact information

Mondays 9-13 am
Tuesdays 9-13 am 
Wednesdays 9-13 am
Thursdays 13-16 pm
Fridays 9-13 am

The service guidance team gives families advice on how to apply for early childhood education and on matters related to childcare allowances.