Will my children get a school in Helsinki Metropolitan? What about the language of instruction for children’s school?
Helsinki Metropolitan Region has a variety of International Schools and Local Schools. For the Expatriates spending a shorter time in the region might wish to send their children to one of the nearby International Schools. For expatriates who are spending longer than 2 years in Finland might wish to send their children to the local schools as well. This will assist the children with integration to the community as well as building a competitive language command. Day cares are available as well in each part of the metropolitan region. They are also Finnish or English medium day cares. In order to get information about this, you may want to visit the city’s citizens office, library or one of the immigrants support services to find your way. Word of mouth with workmates as well as networking with neighbours will get you well acquainted with the system.
You can read about Finnish Education System here http://www.oph.fi/english . Please also visit the Infopankki site (http://www.infopankki.fi/en-gb/children_and_young_people/ )to read more about possibilities for children education.