Preschool education enrolment has begun in Tampere
Enrolment for children starting preschool next autumn has begun in Tampere. The enrolment for preschool and supplementary activities takes place through the City of Tampere website and must be completed by 22 January 2021.
According to the Basic Education Act, a child must take part in preschool education or other activity meeting the objectives of preschool education in the school year preceding their compulsory education. Preschool education became obligatory in Finland in 2015.
The 2021–2022 preschool year enrolment needs to be completed between 7 January and 22 January 2021 by using the electronic form on the website of the City of Tampere. Applications to private preschool education require an additional form from the organiser.
Preschool education will start on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 at 9 a.m. Preschool education is organised during regular school hours. Daily preschool education is provided for four hours a day, and preschool education is free of charge.
If a child requires supplementary activities in addition to preschool education, the enrolment to these activities is performed at the same time as the enrolment to preschool education. Supplementary activities are subject to a fee.
Guardians can choose the supplementary activity to be either part-time early childhood educations or the Eppu club activities. The selection must be provided along with the enrolment to preschool education. Part-time early childhood education is organised at day care centres and the Eppu club activities at schools. The staff will transport children between locations, if necessary.
More information about preschool education, preschool locations, enrolment and supplementary activities is available from day care centres and on the City of Tampere’s website.
Text Johanna Toivanen