Pre-primary Education Enrollment

The guardians have to ensure that their child participates in pre-primary education or other activities in order to achieve the goals of pre-primary education a year before the beginning of compulsory education.

All six-year-old children (born in 2014) must participate in pre-primary education in the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, seven-year-old children whose school entry has been postponed and five-year-olds who will attend extended compulsory education are entitled to participate in pre-primary education. Pre-primary education is free of charge and includes one daily meal.

Enrollment instructions

If You Live in Vantaa

In Vantaa, the application period for pre-primary education is in January. The application period for the 2020-2021 school year is on January 7 - 24, 2020. You can enroll online or submit a paper application.

You can also print out the applications or get them from day-care centers. Submit paper applications to any day-care center or send them to Early Childhood Education’s office, address: Varhaiskasvatus, Esiopetukseen ilmoittautuminen, PL 313, 01301 Vantaa

If You Are Moving to Vantaa

If you are moving to Vantaa in the middle of the school year, you can enroll online or fill in the paper application and send it to Early Childhood Education's office, address: Varhaiskasvatus, Esiopetukseen ilmoittautuminen, PL 313, 01301 Vantaa. If you do not know your new address and preferred pre-primary education place yet, you can just fill in a request for preferred district instead of naming a specific day-care center. Indicate in your application that you are moving to Vantaa.

Additional Information on Enrollment:

Primarily directors of day-care centers or service coordinators (palveluohjaajat).