Daycare

Daycare services support the growth and well-being of children under school age and their families. You can apply for a daycare place for children under school age. If both parents either work or study, the city tries to place the child in daycare. Full-time care, part-time care, free pre-school instruction and guided child education places are available.

Before attending a daycare centre, children must have a check-up in their own regional child clinic.

 

A multicultural child in multicultural daycare

English immersion is available at the Tuulikello and Allinpuisto daycare centres. There are also English, Swedish and German private daycare centres in Oulu.

If you want to place your child in a municipal daycare centre, you should contact the Day care service coordination team  tel. 08 558 45300, e-mail: educare(at)ouka.fi

A part-time place in daycare can be arranged for children five to six years of age who do not speak Finnish. The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL) arranges an English club for children.

Afternoon care for schoolchildren

Youth Services coordinates afternoon activities in Oulu. Read More: Afternoon care


 

Opening hours during holidays

Winter holiday 5. - 11.3.2018 (calender week 10)

Daycare centers are for the most part open during the winter holiday week, but groups and activities between neighboring daycare centers may be combinied.

  • Preschool and open early childhood education classes are not arranged during the autumn holiday week.
     

Reduced services during the summer period 1 June - 31 August

During the summer period municipal day care centres that are located close to one another will integrate their services. Pre-school education and open early childhood education clubs will not be oranized during summer. In family day care the service is limited because on the caregiver´s holidays. Privat service providers will notify their client families of any exceptions in their openin hours.
 

Summer on-call day care services 2.7. - 5.8.2018

During the on-call service period the day care services are offered only to those in real need, i.e. the children whose parents are working or studying full-time the summer period.

The majority of daycare centers are closed, but there are one or two on call daycare centres in every area.

 

Autumn holiday 22. - 28.10.2018 (calendar week 43)

Daycare centers are for the most part open during the autumn holiday week, but groups and activities between neighboring daycare centers may be combinied.

  • Preschool and open early childhood education classes are not arranged during the autumn holiday week.
     

The Christmas time

The majority of daycare centers are closed, but there are one or two on call daycare centres in every area.

 

 

Sijainti kartalla: Daycare places

Further information

The day care service coordination team is happy to help you in all daycare-related matters. Tel. 08 558 45300, educare(at)ouka.fi

Early childhood education and care (Finnish National Agency for Education)
 

Early childhood education and care: