This is an archived release.
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.
|2012||Difference from last year||Difference last 5 years|
|Number of children in kindergarten||286 153||3 416||36 338|
|Percentage of children 1-5 years||90.1||0.5||5.8|
|Percentage of children 1-2 years||80.2||0.7||10.9|
|Percentage of children 3-5 years||96.6||0.1||2.2|
|Number of kindergartens||6 397||-72||-225|
|Percentage of public kindergartens||47||0||1|
|Employees||91 239||2 416||15 150|
|Percentage of employees to primary functions||83.3||-0.9||-1.0|
|Percentage of directors and educational leaders with approved pre-school teacher education||85.7||0.7||2.6|
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.