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Early childhood education in different languages

The City of Helsinki offers early childhood education in Finnish, Swedish and North Sami. The language choice of early childhood education often depends on what language or languages the child already knows. In Swedish-language immersion, the child can learn Swedish as a new language. Early childhood education in North Sami is available to all children without prior knowledge of the North Sami language.

In addition to the municipal options, private daycare centres in Helsinki offer a vast array of early childhood education options in different languages. Private daycare centres offer early childhood education in English, Estonian, French, German, Russian Spanish and Swedish, for example.

Learn more about the options in different languages under the language-specific pages:

Early childhood education in Swedish

Early childhood education in North Sami

Early childhood education in English

Early childhood education in other languages


Guidance on English and Bilingual Daycare Services

Education coordinator Elena Silverang
eduguidance@hel.fi





01.12.2021 13:53