At Pilke, children have a good day, every day
Pilke Daycare Centres is a growing Finnish-owned company specialised in the provision of innovative early childhood education and care services. The company operates 141 daycare centres across Finland. In addition to early childhood education, Pilke organises after-school activities for basic education at 24 schools. In the autumn of 2019, Pilke extended its operations to childcare services offered to companies as employee benefits, to private individuals and via municipalities to be purchased with service vouchers.
The heart of Pilke’s early childhood education is formed by its good day makers, that is, over 1,500 early childhood education professionals whose aim is to provide children with a good day, every day. In pursuit of the best way to support growth and learning, we build our work community through an active approach, professional skill, pedagogical competence, guaranteed participation of children, adaptable learning environments and an encouraging, motivational atmosphere.
Our after-school club activities provide first and second graders with a good day through safe and pleasant environments that support the education received at school and home. Pilke has after-school clubs in 24 schools in Espoo, Vantaa, Pori, Hämeenkyrö, Helsinki and Kirkkonummi.
Services for childcare at home support integrating work and family life and help when the child is sick, the parent has difficulty in coping, or arranging childcare proves challenging because of hobbies, travel or other reasons. Pilke’s competent child carers are reliable and safe adults. With them, children always have an opportunity for a good day.
Pilke is in Finnish ownership. The company’s principal owner is Service Fund I Ky which is managed by Korona Invest, an equity firm that specialises in domestic growth companies. Service Fund I Ky is backed by numerous Finnish institutional investors, such as the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Finnish Culture Foundation and the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation. In addition, Pilke is supported by a number of private investors.
The Association for Finnish Work has awarded Pilke with the Key Flag Symbol as a recognition for services produced in Finland and for the creation of Finnish jobs.
Pilke has been granted the ISO 9001:2015 quality certificate as a proof of the company’s quality management system meeting the standard’s requirements. Therefore, we can safely say that Pilke’s capacity to provide children with good days is well-proven!