You can find information about the individual on the page Early childhood education units. See also the Finnish pages for more detailed information about the units.

Early childhood education refers to systematic and goal-directed activities intended to promote the growth, development and learning of young children.

Early childhood education services are a key aspect of the provided family services and support system. Parents have the primary responsibility for raising their child. The task of early childhood education is to support parents as they navigate parenthood and the raising of their child. Spontaneous play is a key aspect of early childhood education.

All children under school age have the right to early childhood education provided by the municipality once their parents’ parental leave has ended. The year before compulsory education begins, the child also has the right to preschool education free of charge.

Early childhood education is in place to promote the child’s well-being, care and learning. Early childhood education creates a foundation for the balanced growth and development of the child. The early childhood and preschool education organised in Kauniainen provides a seamless functional continuum that prepares the child for entry into basic education. Preschool education is an integral aspect of early childhood education.

Customership and application status

You can see information concerning your customership and, for example, the status of your application from the following link: Identification (, Early childhood education’s WEB

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Contact information

Annika Hiitola
Chief of Early Childhood Education
Available by phone on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30–11 am.
+358 (0)50 341 6269,

Camilla Hildén-Pinola
Early childhood education service guidance
Available by phone on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30–11 am.
+358 (0)50 363 6343,