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Childcare

We take care of the dearest you have!

The early year’s lays the foundation for lifelong learning and your education begins in preschool, where you focus on democracy, influence and language development. The municipal school in Umeå is one of the country´s most successful. From the age of 1 to 20, there is a strong focus on the core mission: every student have the right to school-success and to develop their full potential.

What Umeå municipality can offer

In the region there are many preschools driven by the municipality, and their prime focus is in giving your child a safe time in preschool, a good teaching environment and inspiration to continue learning – throughout in life. Preschool follows the teachingplan and works equal with linguistic stimulus, social competence, math and environment. But we have also several independent preschools with various orientations.

Language-oriented preschools

The preschool Snöflingan (Snowflake) at the city district of Berghem, has a sami section, and finnish sections are offered att the preschool Lundagård at the city district of Ålidhem. The children at these preeschools are given the opportunity to maintain and develop their mother tounge along with their multicultural identity. The municipality of Umeå are planning to open a Meänkieli preschool in case of interest.

For parents with abnormal working hours

Aftonstjärnan (the Evening Star) at Berghem offers care for children in the age of 1 to 13 when you, as a caregiver, are working abnormal hours during evenings, nights and weekends.

Madelene Edlund berättar för barn om en utställning med Sune Jonsson-fotografier på Västerbottens museum.

Madelene Edlund berättar för barn om en utställning med Sune Jonsson-fotografier på Västerbottens museum. Foto: Henke Olofsson

Alternatives to preschools and youth recreation center

Municipal or independent pedagogical care are offered instead of preschool or youth recreation center, and are primarily driven in the daycaregiver’s home. The preschools teaching plan works as a guide meanwhile the Law of the School operates the business.

How it works

You have the right to have your child at a preschool or in pedagogical care if the child are in the age of 1 to 5. As a caregiver you need to have a job, be a job-seeker or a student. If you are on parental leave your child could either be at a preschool or in pedagogical care to a certain extent.

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