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Preschool education enrolment has begun in Tampere

Published 11.1.2019 10.29

Enrolment for children starting preschool next autumn has begun in Tampere. The enrolment for preschool and supplementary activities on the City of Tampere website must be completed by 21 January 2019.

Preschool pupils in the gym.

The enrolment applies to children born in 2013. The designated preschool is determined by the child’s home address and their educational path. Preschool education is arranged in city schools and day care centres, and in some private schools and day care centres.

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 2019–2020 preschool year enrolment needs to be completed 7–21 January 2019 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.

Enroll your child in activities supplementing the preschool education at the same time

Preschool education begins on Thursday 8 August 2019 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 the Eppu club activities or part-time early childhood education. The selection must be provided along with the enrolment to preschool education. The Eppu club activities are organised at schools and part-time early childhood education at day care centres. The staff will transport children between locations, if needed.

Guardians have received detailed information on enrolment via Helmi in December. More information about preschool education, preschool locations, enrollment and supplementary activities is available from day care centres and on the City of Tampere’s website.

Further information

Katri Mantere Tel. 040 849 2107

Text Johanna Toivanen

Photos Opa Latvala