Preschool

Satakunnankatu 60 C

Children join preschool in Finland in the August of the year they turn 6. Sunshine ELC has preschool classes located at the Finnish International School of Tampere (FISTA). The children who attend our preschool normally continue to the primary school in FISTA.

Please note that Sunshine will not offer preschool from August 2021 onwards. Preschool will be offered by the Finnish International School of Tampere (FISTA). The application time is in January and the application needs be filled on the Tampere city website.  For more information and a link to the application. Sunshine will still continue to offer wrap-around care for preschool age, 1st and 2nd grade students of FISTA in our After-School Club. The application to the After School Club can be done at the same time with the registration for preschool.

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Early childhood education and care

Our Preschool curriculum follows the Finnish National Curriculum for Pre-Primary Education, which is part of early childhood education and care. The teaching language is English, with one Finnish day (4 hours) per week offered to support the development of Finnish language skills.

At preschool the children are divided into classes of 20 children with one teacher and a teaching assistant. Our teachers are enthusiastic professionals with years of experience in developing inspiring learning environments for children. Like in early childhood education, play is the main method of teaching also in pre-primary education. Learning is based on exploring different phenomena, which means that learning is not happening in just one area or subject at a time. A phenomenon can be explored through many different aspects and subjects.

Pre-schoolers are also active visitors of different museums, theatres, exhibitions, concerts and the library. The school offers great facilities and technology for teaching. and for Physical Education the groups utilise outside park areas and Nääshalli gym.

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Preschool opening hours are 7.00 – 17.00. While preschool hours (4 hours per day) are free of charge, the wrap around care has a monthly fee, which can be subsidised by Kela. For more information, please contact Sunshine Office at office@selc.fi or 050 4704299.
For more information about our fees, please go to FAQ.

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The application time for preschool is in January of the year the child turns 6. The application time is in January and the application needs be filled on the Tampere city website.  For more information and a link to the application.

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PRESCHOOL

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