Education and Learning Services provide statutory daycare and basic education.
- Early Childhood Education supports the child's growth, development and child-oriented learning in collaboration with the families.
- Basic Education is responsible for organizing operations based on the Basic Education Act and for the development of teaching.
The services are directed by the Director of Early Childhood and Basic Education.
Tampere is the third biggest city by population and the signpost of the educational development in Finland. Visiting our schools and kindergartens is a highlight of many international visitors interested in the Finnish success in PISA. People from all over the world travel to Tampere in order to find out how Finnish schools and kindergartens work and enable such efficient and versatile learning.
We host a large number of visitors every year. In the academic year 2016–2017, there were around a thousand visitors and the number is still growing every year.
In order to visit a comprehensive school or a day nursery in Tampere, please contact our International Relations Coordinator Ms. Minna Mäkelä and tell her when your group would like to come, what to see and how many you are in total.
Email [email protected]
A list of all the communal schools and day nurseries is available below and you are able to make wishes to visit the education center you are interested in the most. However, it cannot be guaranteed that you will be able to visit any specific center requested.
Schools mainly welcome visits between September and November, as well as between January and April. August is dedicated to giving an impulse to the new academic year while December and May are calmed down to allow pupils take their exams in peace and quiet.
In the summer schools are closed and only a small selection of kindergartens are open in June and July.
To plan your visit more thoroughly, you can also take a look at the typical days of Finnish day nurseries and comprehensive schools here:
||200 € / visit (max two consecutive days in the same school)
||15 € / person / max 3 hours (school lunch not included)
20 € / person / max 3 hours (including school lunch)
25 € / person / max 6 hours (including school lunch an d coffee)
| Expert presentation fee
|| 300 € / hour (obligatory on one day during the visit)
We only send invitation letters after the full payment of the visit has been paid. The invitation letter is only written for the days of your school visit. The invitation letter does not guarantee an accepted visa application. If your visa application is not accepted, the payment for the school visit will not be returned.
The visits are not charged if they involve a reciprocal agreement or form part of the operation between twin cities.
Early childhood education and care