Child in Pre-primary Education

Before starting compulsory education, children must participate in a year-long pre-primary education. Pre-primary education is arranged in municipal and private day-care centers that have been accepted as official pre-primary education places for the school year.

Pre-primary education follow the same working hours and vacations as schools. The guardians are responsible for the child's regular attendance at pre-primary education. Absence of over two weeks has to be requested from the director of the ECEC-center by filling in a form.

Four hours of pre-primary education a day is free of charge, and it includes one hot meal.

Development and learning support and student welfare are also provided in pre-primary education.