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Early childhood education

In Vaasa, early childhood education services are available in daycare, family daycare and open daycare centres. 

Vaasa has Finnish-speaking, Swedish-speaking and bilingual daycare centres.  Finnish-speaking children are also offered a Swedish-language immersion programme, which begins in early childhood education at the age of five and continues through basic education. Children from Vaasa also have the opportunity to apply for foreign language teaching in English. Foreign language teaching begins at the age of five and continues until preschool education.

A family can also apply for an early childhood education place at a private service-voucher daycare centre if they choose.

Work and holiday times in early childhood education and in preschool education 2022 - 2023

The early childhood education period 2022 – 2023 begins 1.8.2022 and ends 31.7.2023.
The preschool term 2022 – 2023 begins 16.8.2022 and ends 31.5.2023.

Holidays 2022 – 2023:

Autumn holiday 17.10. – 21.10.2022
Independence Day 6.12.2022
Christmas holiday 22.12.2022 – 3.1.2023
Epiphany 6.1.2023
Winter holiday 27.2. – 3.3.2023
Easter 7.4. – 10.4.2023
May Day 1.5.2023
Ascension Day 18.5.2023


Contact us

Service coordination within early childhood education

We are open

  • Customer reception by appointment only.

  • Service guidance for early childhood education, telephone times: Monday - thursday 9.00 - 15.00

  • Customer fees for early childhood education, telephone times: Mondays 13.00 - 15.00, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.00 - 11.00