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Tallinn Education Department

Tallinn Education Department


Address: Estonia pst 5a, 10143 Tallinn
Phone: +372 640 4590
[email protected] 
Registry code: 75014289
Education webpage
Head of Department Kaarel Rundu


The Tallinn Education Department organises educational life and youth work in Tallinn and manages general, vocational and hobby education in municipal educational institutions and other institutions managed by the department.
Work hours and reception

MONDAY 8:15am to 6pm
TUESDAY-THURSDAY 8:15am to 5pm
FRIDAY 8:15am to 4pm

Reception times of the Head of the Tallinn Education Department
MONDAY 4pm to 5pm
THURSDAY 10am to 12pm


Head of Department Kaarel Rundu
Education Administration Unit
Internal Controls Subunit
General Unit
Staff and Document Management Unit
Budgeting Unit
Youth Work Unit

Administered institutions

There are (as of October 2019) a total of 194 municipal educational institutions under the jurisdiction of the Tallinn Education Department, including:

  • 124 preschool institutions (4 nurseries, 120 kindergartens, incl. kindergarten groups in Tallinn Laagna Creativity NGO and Tallinn Helen's School) 57 general education schools (1 kindergarten-primary school, 12 primary schools, 43 gymnasiums, 2 adult gymnasiums)
  • 10 hobby schools
  • 1 vocational school (Tallinn Kopli Vocational School)
  • Tallinn Student Counselling Centre
  • Tallinn Teachers' House

Approximately 21,760 children attend kindergartens in Tallinn, 44,000 attend schools, and 7,800 students attend hobby schools.


Among other things, the department is tasked with:

  • designing and implementing development strategies for general, vocational and hobby education and youth work
  • creating an opportunity for preschoolers in Tallinn to attend a kindergarten in their service area
  • assigning a municipal school to Tallinn children required to attend school based on their place of residence
  • counselling children, young people and their parents
  • supporting the personal development of young people by creating conditions for youth work
  • organising educational and youth events and projects
  • keeping records of children attending pre-school institutions and children in Tallinn who are required to attend school and checking compliance with compulsory schooling
  • advising youth work institutions and analysing their activities
  • checking compliance with state and Tallinn legislation in institutions under the department’s administration

Information about the services provided by the Tallinn Education Department can be found in the service database.

Job advertisements

 See all active job advertisements in the city of Tallinn. 

Salary details

Salary details are published on the webpage on Ministry of Finance.

Public Procurement

New procurements by the Tallinn Education Department are published in the Public Procurements Register.
Public procurement is carried out in accordance with the Public Procurement Act and the Tallinn Procurement Procedure.


Studies ordered by the Tallinn Education Department can be found in the Tallinn Study Information System.

Procedural Restrictions

Information about activities and decisions for which procedural restrictions are not applied is published here (§ 11 subsection 3 clauses 4, 5 and 7 of the Anti-Corruption Act). Procedural restrictions will not be applied and a notice must be published:

  • if the replacement of an official is not possible as a person meeting the requirements for the replacement could not be found;
  • in regards to actions or decisions with which the institution performing a public task ensures the organisation of its work, with the exception of service-related decisions;
  • in a city institution if, taking into account the specificities of the local government unit, the application of the procedural restrictions would be unreasonable from the point of view of public interest.
Currently, there are no such notices.
Vision, mission and values

Mission: Keeping students in mind, we strive to develop the best possible learning environment that is also modern and versatile.
Vision: To be a professional developer of a high-quality learning environment.


  1. competence (we make the best decisions)
  2. reliability (we have expertise and are honest)
  3. purposefulness (we act to achieve common goals)
  4. co-operation (we work together and openly)
  5. caring (we notice and help)

Legislation in the field of education on the website of the Ministry of Education and Research
Directives of the Head of the Tallinn Education Department (in the Published Document Register)
Tallinn Education Department Statute

Legislation of the city of Tallinn
Tallinn legislation database Teele
Document register of Tallinn’s public offices

Additional information
Kairi Tooming

Telephone: +372 640 4656
[email protected]

Last modified 21.02.2024