In education, our role is to protect every child and adolescent’s right to health, development and education. Our goal is to work for the people and regions.  

We support the personnel of providers of early childhood education and training. We help, advise and guide our customers to provide high-quality teaching and early childhood education services. We work together with multiple partners.   

Our responsibilities include: 

  • early education
  • preschool education
  • complaints concerning education services 
  • appeals concerning education services 
  • continuous training and professional development  
  • assessment of the availability of basic public services  
  • international matters   
  • safety and preparedness  
  • statements on topical government proposals   
  • granting exemptions to working as a teacher or head teacher   
  • development of school and nursery buildings.  

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pupil that you worry is not getting the support they need in school? 
What to do if the evaluation of pupils is jeopardised?  
How is extended compulsory education arranged in practice?  

If you are concerned about the educational provision for your child or adolescent and you need advice, contact the Valteri Centre for Learning and Consulting operating under the Finnish National Agency for Education.   

The learning support team of Valteri can be reached on +358 (0)295 332 900. The service is available between 9:00 and 15:00 Monday to Friday during the school year.  

The service is a low-threshold service aimed at early and primary education professionals and parents and guardians.  

Read more about guidance services on the website of the Finnish National Agency for Education (in Finnish):

Finnish National Agency for Education

If you have any questions about the employment relationship of working conditions of teaching and educational professionals, contact the national occupational safety and health authority. We are involved in occupational safety and health. 

Read more on the Occupational safety and health website