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Playgroup clubs

At the playgroup clubs, children can feel themselves as part of a group and have a chance to participate in a variety of pedagogical activities such as playing and exercising outdoors and doing arts. At the clubs, families with children can meet other families in the area.

How to apply

Applications for most playgroup clubs that start in the autumn should be submitted by the end of April. If you are applying outside the application period, you can ask the playgrounds and daycare centres directly if there are free places available. Please see the bottom of the page for a list of playground and daycare playgroup clubs.

Playgroup clubs are open early childhood education activities and a free-of-charge option for families who want their children to participate in club activities only on a few days each week.

List of playgrounds and daycare centres with playgroup clubs (in Finnish)

Applying electronically

You can apply for playgroup club activities with an electronic application form. You will be asked to register when using the City’s e-services for the first time and you can sign in by using online banking credentials. For sending an application electronically, you need to have a Finnish personal identity code.

Go to the City of Helsinki E-Services

Applying using a paper form

You can apply for playgroup clubs by using a paper form in the following situations:

  • your child does not have a Finnish personal identity code
  • your family does not have Finnish online banking credentials
  • you cannot submit an electronic application for other reasons.

After filling in the paper form, you should send it via post or deliver it to the playgroup club location that you are applying for or to any municipal daycare centre.

13.04.2022 12:53