Pre-primary Education Enrollment

A child’s guardian is obliged to ensure that their child participates in pre-primary education or some other activity that fulfills the objectives of pre-primary education during the year before compulsory education begins.
Children born in 2016 will participate in pre-primary education during the school year 2022–2023. In addition, those 7-year-olds whose first school year has been postponed by a year as well as those 5-year-olds with a decision on extended compulsory education are entitled to pre-primary education.

Pre-primary education is organised during school working days, 20 hours a week and 4 hours a day. Pre-primary education is mainly organised in day care centres. It’s free to participate in pre-primary education, and a daily meal is provided to the child. In addition to pre-primary education (4 hours a day), your child also has the possibility to participate in early childhood education, which is subject to a fee.

Remember to enroll your child in pre-primary education from January 5 to January 30, 2022!

Electronically in the VaSa service

You can enrol your child for pre-primary education electronically in the VaSa service.
You must log in to the service with the Suomi.fi identification method by using your online banking IDs, mobile certificate or certificate card. You can edit the enrolment after submitting it as well as track its process in the service. Inform about your need for supplementary early childhood education in connection with enrolling in pre-primary education.

Enrolment on paper

If you cannot complete the enrolment electronically, you can also submit your enrolment on paper. You can fill in and print out the form from the website. A filled-in form can be returned to any municipal day care centre or Vantaa-info.

If your child needs early childhood education in addition to pre-primary education, you must fill in an application for early childhood education if the child:
• is moving from private early childhood education or a service-voucher day care centre to a municipal day care centre
• is moving from one service-voucher day care centre to another

If your child has not been in early childhood education in Vantaa and needs early childhood education in addition pre-primary education, you must also fill in an application for early childhood education. The application must be completed at least four months before the child needs a place in early childhood education.

Welcome to pre-primary education

Pre-primary education begins on Thursday, August 11, 2022, and ends on Friday, June 2, 2023. All pre-primary education places in Vantaa will arrange an introduction to families during week 20. The pre-primary education places will inform the guardians about the events.

Further information about pre-primary education and enrolment

Further information is available at day care centres and from early childhood education service counsellors.