Preschool in Oulu school year 2017-2018
If your child is born in 2011, he/she can start preschool on 14 of August 2017. The duration of preschool is 4 hours per day for the period of 14 August 2017 to 31 May 2018. For the most part, preschool schedules are similar to school schedules.
According to Basic Education Act a child must take part in a year long preschool or other activity that fulfills the goals of preschool one year before the beginning of basic education. Taking part in preschool education is not compulsory, but parents themselves can organize the education so that preschool goals will be fulfilled. The responsibility of attendance is on the guardian.
According to early childhood education law a child has a right to attend part time early education activity in addition to free preschool education, if the child´s guardians work or study full-time or work as businessmen. A child can attend the part-time education, if it is necessary for her/his development or she/he needs support or the family conditions require.
Preschool year 2017 - 2018
Autumn term 14.8.-22.12.2017
• Autumn holiday 23.-29.10.2017 (calendar week 43)
• Christmas holiday 23.12.2017-7.1.2018
Spring term 9.1.-31.5.2018
• Winter holiday 5.-11.3.2018 (calendar week 10)
Preschool education is not provided
Various schools may have different annual schedules. Preschool education starts and ends in all preschool units on the same day.