Afternoon Care

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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.

Instructions on Applying, Charges and Termination of a Place in Afternoon Care

How to Apply for a Place in Afternoon Care

Afternoon Care Charges

Postponement or Termination of a Place in Afternoon Care

Afternoon Care Groups and Providers

Afternoon Care Groups in School Year 2023-2024

Afternoon Care Providers' Contact Information

Special Groups

Special Schools & Regional Demanding Special Support Groups' Afternoon Care

Special Groups in Afternoon Care

Open Afternoon Activities 

Youth centres around the city offer open afternoon activities free of charge. Everyone between the ages of 7 and 17 are welcome to participate. Primary school students are welcome to drop in at the youth centres any time between 12.00 and 17.00.

Under the supervision of professional youth workers children can play, do homework and participate in various guided activities. Children can bring their own snacks if they wish. More information on youth centres is provided at Nuorten Oulu website (in Finnish). 

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