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How to enrol in preparatory education

Preparatory education requires prior registration. It may be started in the middle of a school year. Enrol your child in school only after the child has moved to Finland.

Here is how you can enrol your child in preparatory education

Age 7–8:

  1. Find your nearest school on the service map. Enter your home address in the search field. A list indicating your local school will be displayed below.
  2. Download and fill in this form. If you need help with the form, please contact the principal.
  3. Send or bring the form directly to the principal of your local school.

Age 9–17:

  1. Download and fill in this form. If you need help with the form, please contact valmistavaopetus@hel.fi.
  2. Send the filled in form via secure email to valmistavaopetus@hel.fi or by post to Preparatory Education, Education Division, PO BOX 51300, 00099 City of Helsinki.
  3. The school will contact you when they are ready to enrol your child.

Contact information

valmistavaopetus@hel.fi

Here is how you can enrol your child at preparatory pre-primary education


A pre-primary education aged child (age 6) has arrived in Finland:

  1. Find the nearest daycare centre on the service map.
  2. Contact Service guidance for early childhood education :

    Email: varepalveluohjaus@hel.fi
    Telephone: +358 9 310 80488 (Mon–Fri 9–15)

Questions? Check out our Frequently asked questions section.



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