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Owls (6 year olds)

Albatross Preschool has been approved to officially provide preschool education by the city of Espoo. The curriculum is checked and approved every year. The preschool teachers have the necessary qualifications, as required from the Finnish Board of Education.

The curriculum is devised to consider the interests of the preschoolers. Our preschool education includes lessons such as English, Finnish and Maths in addition to various long-term projects, throughout the year. Playing games and outside time are also an important part of preschool. Albatross closely follows the national curriculum for preschoolers that mentions the importance of independence, social skills and sharing.

Preschoolers experience different learning environments during the academic year such as field trips to museums, libraries and exhibitions.

The preschool year ends with a graduation ceremony, planned and organised by the preschoolers.   

Applying to Preschool

Applying to preschool is done by following the instructions sent out by the city of Espoo. Families will receive instructions in the post in early January, the year when the child will turn six.

All children currently in Albatross will have a preschool place reserved for them automatically. Albatross also accepts applications from other preschool aged children, not in Albatross, if the child has a sufficient level of English. It is also possible to apply for preschool across the municipal borders, for example, if you are living in Helsinki you can apply to pre-school in Espoo.

For families coming from outside Finland, please contact for more information on how to apply to preschool.