From 1 August 2015 on preschool education has been compulsory (determined by the law Perusopetuslaki 26 a §). Preschool education is organized by the municipal authority is intended for all children under school age one year before basic education.
Preschool education is free of charge and lasts four hours a day. Daycare services in addition to preschool hours (4h/day) are chargeable. The child’s need for day care should also be indicated during the enrolment. The season of preschool education starts in the middle of August and lasts until the end of May and includes at least 700 lessons.
All children born in 2011 will participate in preschool education.
Preschool education is provided in communal schools and daycare centers as well as in some private daycare centers and schools.
Enrolment must be completed By 6 February 2017. Enrolment will be carried out by filling in an electronic application form. In case this is not possible, enrolment will be made in the office at Voimakatu 11, 33100 Tampere (Varhaiskasvatuksen ja perusopetuksen Palveluohjaus). Open Mon-Fri, 9 am to 3 pm.
Enrolment in preschool education at private daycare centers and school will be carried out by applying directly to the chosen daycare center or school. In addition to one must carry out the electronic application of Tampere City.
Preschool education is based on the principles laid out by the Ministry of Education. The same principles that are the basis of designing a common educational preschool programme for the entire municipality are also the basis of day care centres’ own activity plans. Preschool have intensive cooperation with the first and second grades.
Use this application form: