Early childhood education –
exceptions to the opening hours during
autumn 2019 – summer 2020
The main vacation times affect the opening hours of early childhood education. During the autumn break, the winter and summer holidays, and at Christmas, municipal daycare centres located close to each other combine their services and groups. In family daycare, services are reduced due to personnel´s holidays. Private service providers inform their customers on their opening hours. Child´s absence from daycare during these times does not affect the daycare charges.
You can already announce your children´s holidays (in Finnish): Sähköinen asiointi
Autumn break 21.10. – 27.10.2019 (wk. 43)
Daycare centres are mainly open but groups and daycare centres close to each other may combine their services.
Christmas holiday 23.12.2019 – 6.1.2020
Daycare centres are mainly closed and daycare is offered as a centralised service in each area in the following daycare units.
Northern area: Länsituuli (extended opening hours Mon.–Sun.) and Kuivasranta (extended opening hours Mon.–Fri.)
Eastern area: Hiukkavaara´s Taikapolku, Välikylä (extended opening hours Mon. - Sun.), Pikku-Vesainen, Yli-Kiiminki (extended opening hours Mon. - Sun.) and Muurahainen (extended opening hours Mon.–Fri.)
Southern area: Pitkäkangas, Merikotka, Knuutilankangas, Maikkula and Kuukkeli (extended opening hours). In Kuukkeli, groups with extended opening hours are open even on 22.–23.12.2019 and all weekdays 27.12.2019–6.1.2020. Kuukkeli is closed on 24.–26.12.2019.
Central area: Kisakenttä and Ainola (Ainola´s Varpula 24-hour service).
All extended opening hours and 24-hour service daycare centres are closed 24.–26.12.2019.
Winter holidays 2.3. – 8.3.2020 (wk. 10)
Daycare centres are mainly open, but groups and daycare centres close to each other may combine their activities.
Summer on-call 29.6. – 2.8.2020
Summer on-call is offered as a centralized service in so called on-call daycare units. During these times, daycare services are offered for only those who really need them, i.e. for children whose parent(s) work or study during on-call times.
Preschool education and open early childhood education
autumn 2019 – spring 2020
- Autumn term 12.8. – 20.12.2019
- Spring term 7.1. – 29.5.2020
Holidays (no education)
- Autumn break 21. – 27.10.2019 (week 43)
- Independence Day 6.12.2019
- Christmas break 21.12.2019 – 6.1.2020
- Winter holidays 2. – 8.3.2020 (week 10)
- Easter 10.4. – 13.4.2020
- May Day 1.5.2020
- Ascension Day 21.5.2020
- Day after Ascencion Day 22.5.2020
Director of Early Childhood Education
For more information, please contact your child's daycare centre.