The child goes to preschool before starting school. There, he/she will learn skills that are needed at school. Preschool education is provided four hours a day and it is free of charge. In addition to preschool education, you can apply for daycare.
The child usually starts preschool at the age of 6.
Preschool education is provided in daycare centres and primary schools. Preschool education starts and ends at the same time as the school year. You must apply for preschool in the spring and you will receive the decision by letter or e-mail.
More information about child care here.