Early childhood education (daycare)


Early childhood education services (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. Full-time care, part-time care, free pre-school instruction and guided child education places are available.

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


Sijainti kartalla: Daycare places

Further information

The early childhood education guidance team is happy to help you in all early childhood education and day care-related matters.

Tel. 08 558 45300. Telephone hours from Tuesday to Thursday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Choose number 1.

e-mail: educare(at)ouka.fi


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

Link to this page www.ouka.fi/daycare