Pilke Daycare Centres is a Finnish early childhood education company with more than 100 daycare centres around Finland. In addition, Pilke provides after-school activities for basic education on the premises of 29 schools in Espoo, Helsinki, Pori, Vantaa and Kirkkonummi. Pilke operation reaches about 6200 children. The number of employees is approximately 1100.
Pilke is owned by Palvelurahasto I Ky and some private individuals. Investors in Palvelurahasto I Ky are: Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund), ELO Mutual Pension Insurance Company, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Support Association for the Foundation for Economic Education, the Land and Water Technology Foundation, Pohjantähti Mutual Insurance Company, Tradeka-Invest Ltd, Orion Pension Fund, Aroinvest Oy, Vistanovo Oy, Oy Mobility Finland Ab (Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities), the Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation rs, Privatum Oy, ProConsilium Oy, Korona Invest & Advisors.
The Association for Finnish Work has awarded Pilke Daycare Centres Oy the Key Flag Symbol to show that the service provided has been produced in Finland and is creating Finnish jobs. Inspecta Sertifiointi Oy has awarded a certificate to Pilke Päiväkodit acknowledging that the organization’s quality system meets the requirements of the ISO 9001: 2015 standard. Early childhood education in Pilke Päiväkodit has therefore been proven to be of high quality.