Enrolment to language immersion groups (Foxes and Squirrels):
Children who start at Playschool language immersions groups are required to have sufficient Finnish language skills.
The following principles of selection are applied:
- 21 places for preschool children
- 21 places for children aged 5
- Only If there are not enough 6- and 5-year old applicants, it will be possible to enroll on the year the child turns 4 (there will be a separate enrolment time for children younger than 5 – years)
- siblings for those children who have already started at Playschool, have priority
- siblings for those children who are already at the English line in primary school (grades1-4) have priority
- If there are more applicants than places available, a lottery will take place
- There are no daycare places available for children under the age of 3 years.
After the pre-school year at Vaasa English Playschool, it is possible to apply for English primary school education at Suvilahti School (via a language test).
Enrollment to International group (Hedgehogs):
Playschool has places for 21 children in the International Group. The group is a sibling group, for the children between ages 3-6.
The following principles of selection apply, when choosing the children to the group:
- All the international children with English language background, have a priority for the place in the group (Finnish language skills are not required, child’s family uses English in their daily communication)
- The children are chosen in the order of their age. Priority is for the 6-year old children, then 5-year old children, 4-year old children and 3-year old children.
- Siblings from the same family have a priority to get a place in the group. Younger siblings have the priority to get the place if the older sibling first gets a placement
- There are no places available for children under age of 3 years.
- If there are more applicants than places available, the places will be raffled
All the children who have not been given a place will be placed on the waiting list, in the raffled order. In case that a place comes available during the year, places will be filled according to waiting list order.