If you have completed your qualification abroad and wish to gain eligibility for an early childhood education and care (ECEC) profession in Finland, you will need a decision from the Finnish National Agency for Education recognising your qualification.
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The Finnish National Agency for Education issues decision for the following ECEC positions:
•    teacher (early childhood education and care),
•    social pedagogue (early childhood education and care),
•    childcarer (early childhood education and care),
•    special education teacher (early childhood education and care),
•    head of early education centre, and
•    personnel at day care centres providing Steiner pedagogic ECEC steinerpedagoginen varhaiskasvattaja.

The qualification requirements for the positions are specified in the in the Early Childhood Education and Care Act (540/2018). The act in Finlex Data Bank:

Read more about the Early Childhood Education and Care Act (540/2018)