After you have returned home from the Maternity Hospital, please contact your local Maternity Clinic to arrange for a home visit or a Maternity Clinic visit. The childbirth and the new situation in life, as well as matters related to breastfeeding, moods, and the care of the baby will be discussed during the visit. If you were diagnosed with a gestational diabetes during pregnancy, you will also get instructions related to it.
Whether you want a new look, or just a beard trim, hairdressing and barber services students are available on reservation. We provide services for men, women and children.
We are located at the Aninkainen campus, Aninkaistenkatu 7, entry through the Nahkurinkatu entrance.
We are open weekdays throughout the schoolyear
Tel. 02 2633 3135
NB. Due to Covid-19 the Children's Pharmacy is unfortunately closed for the time being.
In the Children’s Pharmacy, you can pretend to be a pharmacist and a customer from olden times. Here, you can touch and play with the items. You can manufacture pills and other medicinal products alone or with a friend. You can dress up as the apothecary and write a prescription or dress up as a customer and ask for a remedy to your ails. Here you can also do some reading, play a game or draw.
Invite your friends for an adventure in Luostarinmäki! The celebrations will culminate in a party at aunt Miina’s place.
The price includes the entrance fee and catering (ice cream or pancakes with strawberry jam, biscuits, traditional sweets and juice).
Children’s Castle includes Knights’ Hall, Castle Workshop, Castle-Elf’s treasure chamber, and the Mini-court of Duke John which illustrates life in the 16th century.
In the Knights’ Hall you can dress up as a castle maiden or try on armour and a helmet. At the Castle-Elf’s treasure chamber you will see the treasures of the Castle-Elf guarded by a wolf. The Mini-court is an accurate model of Turku Castle, with which you can take a peek at life during Duke John.
Students who have difficulties in learning or school attendance have the right to get part-time remedial teaching alongside other teaching. Part-time remedial teaching is given to students who have, for example:
Students who have temporarily fallen behind in their studies or otherwise need short-term support in their learning have the right to get remedial teaching. Remedial teaching should be started immediately when the difficulties in learning or school attendance have been noticed, so that the students would not stay behind permanently in their studies. Remedial teaching can counteract difficulties beforehand. Remedial teaching should be organized according to a plan and as often as is necessary.
Characteristic to remedial teaching are individually planned
Parents have the primary responsibility for the upbringing of the child. The school is responsible for the student’s teaching and upbringing as a member of the school community. The task of the school is to provide the parents or guardians with information so that they can follow and advance their child’s school attendance and learning. Co-operation between school and home is essential for the school work to succeed.
Flexible teaching arrangements means methods of working and doing that take into account the students’ individual learning and developmental needs. The primary aim is to support the students with their studying in their own learning environments in such a way that the objectives of the curriculum are met.
Organizing flexible teaching arrangements calls for:
- time reserved for collaborative planning
- applicability of the timetable
- commitment to the arrangements by the school teachers and management
Differentiation is based on knowledge about the student and is the starting point of all teaching. It applies to:
- extent and depth of studying
- rhythm and progress of studying
- students’ different ways of learning
Differentiation is based on the students’ needs and possibilities to:
Stress is familiar to many upper secondary school students. Stress means that there are challenging things happening in your life that are requiring your attention and activating your body for action. Your heart and blood circulation, lungs and respiratory system, muscles and nerves, as well as your brain are preparing for the incoming situation. Your body is preparing to act as well, fast and strongly as possible.
The well-being of the mind is an important part of health and coping. It is good to have accurate knowledge about learning and the comprehensive well-being of body and mind as they support upper secondary studies.
It may become necessary for you to contact the school psychologist, special needs teacher, school social worker or public health nurse. You can also ask a parent or guardian, group instructor, guidance counsellor or public health nurse to contact them for you.
Child welfare clinics serve all families with children in all matters related to child health. The aim of a child welfare clinic is to guarantee that the child grows and develops well and stays healthy. A child welfare clinic helps families to understand that healthy ways of life are important for a child from the early years on. A child welfare clinic also guides families into making right decisions for attaining healthy ways of life.
The customership of a child welfare clinic starts when the child becomes two weeks old.
The parent or guardian can apply for a right for their child to get to other than the local school of their student area. Applying for another school should be conducted through the Wilma system in the beginning of January at the latest.
Students residing in the student area of a school have a primary right to get to their local school before students applying from other student areas. If more students from other student areas apply to a school than can be taken in, the selection criterion will be the length of the student’s way to school.
The parent or guardian can apply for their child to get postponement in starting school.
Application forms are also available from schools and the Education Office.
The parent or guardian makes a written application and delivers it to the principal of the school. The application should include the psychologist’s report, and the medical report when necessary, about the grounds for postponement.
Most students who require postponement are guided to a Start-class.
The parent or guardian of a student can apply for a right for the child to start school one year early if, based on the psychological and medical (when necessary) reports, the child has the skills to manage school.
The parent or guardian makes a written application and delivers it to the principal of the school. The application should include the psychologist’s report and the medical report when necessary. The reports should be acquired from private service providers.
In emergency situations call 112 and act according to instructions given on the phone.
The City of Turku has taken a voluntary group accident insurance that covers children at day care. An accident is a sudden and unexpected incident that causes an external bodily injury. The day care unit reports the accidents immediately to the insurance company.
Turku offers day care, preschool education and playschool activities for children under school age. After parental leave the child can stay at home care or go to municipal or private day care.
A family can get home care allowance if they have a child under 3 years old who is not in municipal day care. The family gets allowance also for their other children who are under school age if their care is organized similarly.
According to the law on preschool education a municipality can acquire preschool education services from private service providers. The following service providers have agreed to providing preschool education services during 2015–2016.
The preconditions for receiving private day care allowance are that the child is under school age and is in private day care instead of municipal day care.
The following are considered as private day care providers:
- A private day care center
- A childminder in group family day care
- A private childminder
- A nanny who is hired by a family to work at their home
You can receive private day care allowance until the end of July of the year your child starts school.
Group family day care is suitable for children aged 1–5 years. In group family day care two childminders look after a maximum of eight children.
Private childminders in the City of Turku are monitored by the municipality. To apply for family day care and group family day care operating with private day care allowance, please contact the place of care directly.
Also a nanny who is hired by a family to look after their child at their home is considered to provide private day care. The nanny can be a grandparent, for example, but not a member of the same household.
The menu changes weekly in municipal day care centres. The menu in family day care is based on the day care centre menu and the childminder prepares the meals.
Lunch is served for children in part-time care or preschool education.
The parents have to deliver a certificate from a doctor or dietician yearly about the special diet of the child.
In principle, the meals for allergic children do not differ from those in the normal menu, but the ingredients that cause allergic reactions have been removed.