Pre-school education became mandatory from August 1, 2015. In Pietarsaari, pre-school education for 6-year-old children is organized in schools. Pre-school education is free of charge. Those participating in pre-school education are also entitled to day care, for which a fee is charged based on income.

Preschool education is given every school day for 4 hours/day, 20 hours a week between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Preschool starts on Monday, August 12, 2024.

Fill out the registration form by January 31, 2024.

The place of preschool is determined by the place of residence.

Regarding school transport, the school transport instructions of the city of Pietarsaari are followed. The city of Pietarsaari organizes free transportation for the student to the pre-school location designated by the city, if the length of the student’s actual journey to school is more than 3 km for pre-schoolers.

Registration for pre-school education is done through the Wilma student administration system at

On the left side of the page there is a link “sign up for preschool education” – press the link, then enter your email address and click “Send confirmation message”. You will receive a confirmation message in your email, from which you can continue registering. After this you can fill out the form. Finally, click save. The guardian must notify and justify a possible change of pre-school place in the “Additional information” section of the registration form.

An early childhood education place for morning and/or afternoon can be applied for on the website of the city of Pietarsaari in the forms section. For more information regarding early childhood education, please contact early childhood education secretary Annika Vornanen, tel. 044 785 1501, and for pre-school, administrative secretary Jonna Jutila, tel. 044 785 1478.