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Open Early Childhood Education

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There is two open daycare centre in Vaasa.

The activities in the open daycare centre are intended for all Vaasa children under school age as well as for their parents and carers. The activities are free of charge and you can participate in the open activities without prior notification.

Open early childhood education is a planned and targeted activity based on an early childhood education curriculum. We want to support families in raising children, give the families the opportunity to get to know each other, and provide children with playgroups and a wide range of activities.

Club activities at the open daycare centre

  • Open daycare club is for children from Vaasa who are not in municipal early childhood education.
  • The club is free of charge.
  • The club is intended for children aged 3-5 years old.
  • The club is organised at Vaahteramäki open daycare center from Tuesday to Thursday between 9.00 and 12.00 (9 am to 12 am).

The club is a good option for children who are cared for at home but need regular group activities. The parent’s homecare allowance will not be affected if the child participates in an open daycare club.

An early childhood education plan is made for each child when they start.

Children and families who are included in the open early childhood education service also have the opportunity, if necessary, to receive early childhood education support in matters relating to the child’s upbringing and development.

Applying to join a club

Applications for the period 2023 – 2024 should be submitted between 3th April -17th April 2023.

A decision will be sent in May to those who have received a place at a club.

Applications can also be submitted throughout the year. A child can also start at the club in the middle of a term if there are free places available.

The applications are valid until the end of May. The period for 2023 – 2024 is between 15th August 2023 and 31st May 2024.

Activity times

Open daycare centres operate according to preschool activity times. See the opening hours of each daycare on their individual web pages.

Holidays when activities are not organised:

  • Autumn Holiday
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Holiday
  • Winter holiday
  • Easter
  • First of May
  • Ascension Day


Contact us

More information:

Adresses of open daycares:

  • Vaahteramäen avoin päiväkoti Korsholmanpuistikko 31, Vaasa

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