You can apply for a place in afternoon care for a first or a second grader, or for a special education pupil in grades three to ten. A place in afternoon care can be admitted if the child's guardian(s) work or study, or there is some other notable reason for needing a place in afternoon care.
Afternoon care provides children with guided activities in a safe and stimulating environment after school. In afternoon care children can play, craft, do homework and participate in various guided activities both indoors and outdoors. An afternoon snack is also provided.
Afternoon care groups operate between 11.00 and 16.30 in schools, youth centres and different parishes’ congregation spaces.
The City of Oulu Youth Services is in charge of coordinating and organizing afternoon care. Along with the city, afternoon care is also provided by different organizations, Evangelical-Lutheran parishes and private schools' support associations.