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Client survey for parents of children in early childhood education and preschool education

Dear parents,

We want to develop early childhood education and care together with you. By answering the survey, you can share with us your thoughts and experiences about your child's early childhood education and preschool education. It is important to us that as many people as possible respond to the survey. If you have more than one child in your family, you can answer each child separately if you wish.

The survey is intended for all client families in early childhood education, open early childhood education and preschool education. Guardians will receive a bulletin about the survey on their child's place of early childhood education/preschool education. The bulletin contains a response link. The survey is open 13.3.-26.3.2023.

You can answer some of the questions in the survey together with your child, such as: whether your child has friends. The survey will be answered anonymously. Responses will be treated confidentially and neither you nor your child can be linked to the answers you provide.

The results of the customer survey are reviewed with daycare centre managers and family daycare providers. The key results will be announced on the city's website. The results of the survey will also be submitted to the Education and Culture Board for information. The unit-specific results and the development measures agreed at the daycare centre are reviewed with the guardians in the manner chosen by the daycare centre in accordance with the City of Oulu's early childhood education plan.


Best Regards,

Kirsi Ranki
Director of Early Childhood Education
City of Oulu Education and Culture Services


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Sports and Exercise

Oulu provides a wide range of sports and exercise facilities for residents of all ages. Various facilities are located both in the centre and in different parts of the city. They are easily accessible and always within easy reach.

The City of Oulu provides – children, young people, adults and the elderly – guided activities for residents in gyms, swimming pools, and facilities mainly from September to May.

Keep fit in the city centre

The Raksila sports park is located right next to the city centre. You can swim, go the gym, practise cross-country skiing and ice skating, and play various ball games there.

National swimming and ice skating championships as well as ice hockey, bandy (jääpallo), and Finnish baseball games are organised at the various stadiums in the area.

Swimming, cross-country skiing or jogging

Locals enjoy exercising at the swimming pools, various sports facilities, jogging tracks, and cross-country skiing trails.

Designated skateboard areas are popular among the young; the most popular is the skateboard park in Hovinsuo.

The city has over 20 public beaches on the sea, the River Oulujoki and lake fronts. You can also swim in the River Oulujoki in the winter. The ice swimming hole in Tuira is very popular among ice swimmers.

Cycling gets you everywhere

Oulu is known as a cyclist-friendly city with a great cycleway network – the most extensive in Finland. Oulu residents are avid cyclists, and some cycle throughout the year. Winter cycling in extreme temperatures is what makes you an Oulu resident. Roller skaters, Nordic walkers, and joggers also use the cycleways regularly.

Active sports clubs

There are about 250 active sports clubs offering a wide range of sports for people of all ages and skills, from beginners to top athletes. The clubs organise several sports and exercise events every year. The City of Oulu cooperates closely with the clubs.

Sport Services

Postal address
PL 10, 90015 Oulun kaupunki
Telephone number
Switchboard 08 558 410
Oulu10 Service Point 08 558 558 00

Sijainti kartalla: Exerciseplaces