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This article focus on how pupils and teachers understand preschool class, school and Leisure Time Centre (LTC) in relation to place. To understand how place is used the concepts of spatial integration and separation are used. The study builds on participant observations - following a group of children during their transition from preschool class to school - observed situations where children and adults talk about LTC are analyzed. The results show that the spatial integration of LTC and preschool class made the children understand them as more alike than the spatial separated LTC and first grade. The results also show that in addition to place, time was significante and that children and adults related time to place in different ways. Children primarily understood different school activities in relation to place and mobility, whereas adults more often refered to clock time in the meaning making processes.