Helsinki is divided into pre-primary education admissions areas. If your child goes to municipal daycare, they will be assigned a place in pre-primary education in one of the local daycare centres of your own district. If your child is not in municipal daycare, you need to apply for your child’s pre-primary education place yourself.
How are children admitted to pre-primary education?
Places in municipal pre-primary education are allocated according to the pre-primary education admission areas. When allocating places, the local primary school where the child is most likely to continue after
pre-primary education, based on their home address, is taken into consideration. Pre-primary education places are distributed so that a child’s way to school is as short and as safe as possible.
If you decide not to accept the offered place, the offer expires and you need to apply for another place within the
If your child is not in municipal daycare, you need to apply for your child’s
You can choose up to two
options for your child in the application.