Rise in kindergarten places and employees
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Kindergartens2012, final figures



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Rise in kindergarten places and employees

At the end of 2012, almost 286 200 children attended kindergarten, which was an increase from the previous year of 3 400 children. Meanwhile, the number of employees in kindergartens increased by 2 400 and now counts 91 200.

Main figures - Kindergartens
2012Difference from last yearDifference last 5 years
Number of children in kindergarten286 1533 41636 338
Percentage of children 1-5 years90.10.55.8
Percentage of children 1-2 years80.20.710.9
Percentage of children 3-5 years96.60.12.2
Number of kindergartens6 397-72-225
Percentage of public kindergartens4701
Employees91 2392 41615 150
Percentage of employees to primary functions83.3-0.9-1.0
Percentage of directors and educational leaders with approved pre-school teacher education85.70.72.6
Children from linguistic and cultural minorities in kindergarten. 2007-2012

In 2012, the proportion of children aged 1-5 years who attended kindergarten was 90 per cent; an increase of 0.4 percentage points. Eighty per cent of children aged 1-2 years attended kindergarten; an increase of 0.7 percentage points from 2011. For children aged 3-5, 97 per cent attended kindergarten; a small increase of 0.2 percentage points from the previous year.

At the end of 2012, 34 400 children from linguistic and cultural minorities attended kindergarten. A total of 71 per cent of children aged 1-5 with an immigrant background attended kindergarten.

At the end of 2012, almost 91 200 people were employed in kindergartens, and in total they worked 73 200 man-years. This was an increase of about 2 400 employees and 1 600 man-years compared with 2011.