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Early childhood education

Early childhood education supports child’s growth, development and learning. High-quality early childhood education is based on the co-operation of children, parents and the staff.

Early childhood education is comprised of planned and target-oriented inter-relations and common activities in which children’s playfulness is of basic importance.

Parents can choose the day care form that best suits their child:

  • Municipal day care or family care: all children under school age are entitled to receive municipal day care
  • Child home care allowance, if one of the parents or, for example, a relative takes care of the child/children at home and the youngest child is under 3
  • Private day care allowance, in which case the child’s care provider is a private service supplier approved by the municipal authority
  • Play club activities, in which case the child’s right to the child home care allowance is maintained.

Further information

Early Childhood and Preschool Education Customer Service
Tel. tel. 040 800 7260, calls Mon-Fri 9 am - 12 am

Opening hours of the office: Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm

33101 Tampere

Visiting kindergartens in Tampere

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. In order to plan a visit to a day nursery see more information here: