According to the law, children must attend preschool education or other similar activities for one year before compulsory education begins. Preschool education (esiopetus) prepares children for comprehensive school.
Children normally enter preschool education at the age of six and comprehensive school at the age of seven.
Preschool education is provided in day care centres and primary schools. Preschool education starts and ends at the same time as the school year. Parents normally enrol their children in preschool education in January or February.
More information: Preschool education – InfoFinland
Preschool education in Hämeenlinna
Preschool education in the Hämeenlinna City area is organized in day care centers and in schools.
You can check the location of the Häme-municipal preschool on the city website.
Applying for preschool education
Parents receive a letter home, which includes instructions on how to apply for preschool education. Registration can be done online ai linnanlapset.fi – website. You log into the service with electronic identification. You can also get a paper application at the Kastelli service point.
Transport services in preschool
Application and criteria (in Finnish).