The aim of the afternoon activities is to support the child’s overall well-being by reducing the time the child spends alone, providing them with a safe environment and the presence and guidance of an adult after the school day.

The afternoon activities support the growth and development of the child as part of the educational work in homes and schools.

The objective is to create an open, encouraging and peaceful atmosphere to support the child’s development and learning.

Applying for the afternoon activities in the school year 2024—2025

For the afternoon activities of the school year 2024–2025, the application period was from 24 January to 14 February 2024. Applications received after the application period will be taken into account if there is room in the group.

Guardians must create a Wilma ID or add the dependent to existing Wilma IDs.
After creating Wilma IDs, the application for afternoon activities is made electronically in the Wilma system.
The decision to take action is notified to guardians in the Wilma system.

Apply for the afternoon activities

The City of Seinäjoki offers afternoon activities for first- and second-grade pupils from noon to 4 p.m.

Participation in afternoon activities is not considered a subjective right. Applications for the afternoon activities are made for one school year at a time.

If there are more applicants than there are places in the group, first-grade pupils and pupils with special needs will be given priority.

Activities are organized both by the City of Seinäjoki and by external service providers. The Seinäjoki Board of Education decides the places where the activities will be organized every year.

We aim to inform the guardians on the acceptance by the end of May.

The start date for school and afternoon activities for the school year 2024–2025 is Thursday, 8 August 2024.

Participation fee

In accordance with the Basic Education Act, the participation fee for afternoon activities starting from 1 January 2023 is €150 a month, regardless of the rate of participation.

The participation fee includes guidance, necessary materials and equipment, and a snack. If more than one child from the same family participates in the activities, the discount for the sibling is 25 percent of the monthly fee – that is €112,50 a month.

If the child cannot participate in the afternoon activities due to illness for more than 10 days during the calendar month, only half of the fee will be charged.

If the absence due to an illness lasts for the entire month, no fee will be charged.

If the child does not participate in the activities during the entire calendar month for any other reason, 50 percent of the monthly fee will be charged as a so-called reservation fee. No fee is charged for activities taking place in June.

For a justified reason, the monthly fee may be waived if the conditions for the guardian’s basic social assistance or care-related considerations support the exemption.

Discretionary application form for exemption. Download.


The family can choose to give up their place in the activity groups during the season.

If you want to terminate the activities, please notify the office of the morning and afternoon activities in

Invoicing will continue until the end of the current month.

Other options for children’s afternoon activities

  • If you do not need the activities on a regular basis, you can also ask if there are any recreational clubs in your school.
  • Private operators, such as private family daycare homes or private day-care centres can offer afternoon activities
  • Kela offers partial child-care leave for guardians of first- and second-grade pupils.