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Pilke päiväkodit Oy

Pilke Daycare Centres is a Finnish early childhood education company with 128 daycare centres around Finland. In addition, Pilke provides after-school activities for basic education on the premises of 24 schools in Espoo, Helsinki, Pori, Vantaa and Kirkkonummi. Pilke operation reaches over 9000 children. The number of employees is approximately 1450.

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.

Pilke päiväkodit Oy has


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Children play and grow in Pilke päiväkodit

The company employ approximately


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What makes a good day at the daycare center?

  • ”Having fun and playing with your friends.”
  • ”Being on a trip or doing something exciting”
  • ”Taking a good nap.”
  • ”Being allowed to be yourself.”
  • ”Knowing that there is someone to comfort you when you feel bad.”
  • “Learning a new game that you can play at home with your family.”

The most important goal of Pilke daycare centres is to provide the child a good day to learn – every day. Because there is no one  formula for a good day, a safe and friendly environment provides a good starting point for friendship, surprises and learning together. A daycare centre where you want to go and have a good time. The rest will come naturally – as long as there is a twinkle in the eyes.

Our values

“Listening to an adult.” Nuutti 6 y.o.

“That it’s foggy”. Dani 6 y.o.

“Insect.” Luka 6 y.o.

“That you know things.” Ella 6 y.o.

“That you get excited on a surprise” Scarlett 6 y.o.