Enrolment and decision-making

You can enrol your child by filling in the pre-primary education application form.(external link)

In exceptional situations, you can enrol your child to pre-primary education by submitting a paper application (if, for example, you do not have a personal identity code or online banking codes). 

After the application period for pre-primary education has ended, you may still apply if the child’s place of residence or the guardian’s work or study situation has changed, or for another similar special reason.

Please note that applications submitted after the application period (10–21 January 2022) will be processed as secondary applications.

Pre-primary education will begin on 11 August 2022. Decisions for the pre-primary education beginning in the autumn 2022 will be made starting from 25.3.2022. The guardian will receive the decession through the www.espoonvarhaiskasvatus.fi(external link) service. We recommend taking into use also the message service of Suomi.fi -website. This way the guardian will get the information also there.


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.

NB. Our telephone system will change on 30.11. Disruptions may occur during the initial commissioning phase.

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