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Study in Turku: Bachelor of Social Services in Early Childhood Education

Do you want to study in Finland? Turku University of Applied Sciences is now offering a bachelor’s degree in Social Services in Early Childhood Education with Edunation for international students! With this degree, you will be qualified to work with children and families and learn more about Finnish pedagogy, upbringing, education and care.

Studies at TUAS are working life oriented, combining theoretical studies with professional skills. At the core of their teaching is Innovation Pedagogy, a new approach to learning developed at TUAS. During you studies in Bachelor of Social Services in Early Childhood Education You will gain a deep understanding of how to support children’s wellbeing and growth and have opportunities to gain practical work experience in the field.


  • Bachelor of Social Services
  • 3.5 academic years / 210 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Location: Salo, Finland
  • Tuition fee: 11 500 € / year
Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), and pre-primary education consists of the teaching and care provided for children prior to the start of basic school. Primarily such education is organized in day care centres and family care. The Finnish ECEC is based on an integrated approach to care, education and teaching, the “educare model”. Each child receives an individual ECEC plan, designed in cooperation between the day care cetnre, parents and the local parental clinic. Learning through play is considered an essential part of the Finnish ECEC.

Pre-primary education is designed to support the development and learning abilities of each child while reinforcing their social skills and self-confidence though play and positive learning experiences. It also aims to detect any developmental disorders and provide possibilities for early intervention to prevent later difficulties in the child’s development and learning.

In the Finnish educational system, the ECEC emphasis is on creativity and play, rather that memorizing information. The Finnish model provides children with the means to understand various phenomena and it is recognized as intriguing by educational experts internationally.

Career opportunities

In the public sector in Finland, there is a high demand for early childhood education professionals. Graduates from the program work in various jobs in the field of early childhood education and care.

The Finnish educational expertise is recognized globally, as the education system in Finland consistently ranks high on a global scale. Finnish early childhood education is world renowned and has reached outstanding learning results year after year. With a degree from Turku University of Applied Sciences you will have good chances of finding employment outside of Finland as well. You will also be qualified to apply for a Master’s degree in the field of Social Services.

TUAS Early childhood education

Salo Campus

Salo is a small town on the Western coast of Finland that offers a peaceful environment near nature and archipelago. Salo has long entrepreneurial traditions and a vibrant business sector. Salo is located in the outskirts of Turku, one of Finland’s biggest and most international cities and it has good connections to Turku, as well as Helsinki.

Salo Campus
Salo Campus

Applications are open! Start you journey to study in Finland

Interested? Edunation’s application time for Social Services in Early Childhood is already open! Apply now to start your studies in Turku University of Applied Sciences in August 2022!

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