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Pilke Kattimatti (“Matt the cat”)

Learning English is fun!


Lions (2-3 y.)
tel.  045 773 48513

Tigers (3-5 y.)
tel. 040 458 9271

Cheetas (1-2 y.)
tel. 040 905 2922

Lynx (1-2 y.).
tel. 040 4578242


After deducting the private day care allowance, the customer fee is 315€/month. Ask the day care manager about our sibling discount.

Kattimatti is part of Espoo city’s experiment for free-of-charge 20 hours of early childhood education per week for 5 years old children. Ask more information from the playschool manager.

Opening hours

Mon—Fri 7—17(7am—5pm) (as necessary)


If you wish your child to have a daycare place in Kattimatti, fill in the Pilke Daycare application.

Pilke Kattimatti provides early childhood education in English language

Pilke Kattimatti is located in Matinkylä in Espoo and it has been open since autumn 2013. We provide good-quality and child-oriented early childhood education in a warm-hearted daycare centre.

We find it important that the children get enough exercise during the day. Our gym and climbing walls are very popular among the children. We go on hikings in the neighbourhood: to the seaside, into the forest and to the playground.

With its 46 daycare places, Kattimatti provides language enriching for children over 3 years old. The children get to practice familiar songs and concepts in English by singing and pondering together.


English language


Contact information

Kattimatti Mariangelo


Mariangela Bizzo

Tel. 045 773 48514

Päiväkodin varajohtaja
Tel. 040 905 2922

Sepetlahdentie 7
02230 ESPOO

Apply for Pilke Kattimatti

Fill in the Pilke daycare application

Frequently asked questions

According to the children under our care:

It is when you get hugs and play with your friends.

It is when you're on a trip or doing something exciting.

It is when you get to sleep a good nap.

It is when you can be yourself.

It is when someone comforts you when you feel bad.

It's when you learn some new play that you can play at home with your family.

The most important goal of Pilke playschools is: to provide the child with a good day to learn - every day.

The playschool is opened as usual in June and in August. July is the holiday season, but care is provided when necessary. Ask the manager of the playschool for details on July opening hours.

Sleeping is not obligatory, but we encourage everybody to rest after lunch and listen to the stories or peaceful music.

Before the start of early childhood education, a common meeting will be arranged to discuss the service contract and the start of early childhood education. Everydayfeedback when dropping off and picking up the child are an important part of catching up and discuss the child’s progress and any concern the guardians may have. Other forms of contact are phones, text messages and emails. All playschools also have notice boards which are worth checking. The playschools also arrange regular parents' evenings and other events, not to forget the annual early childhood education conferences (known as “vasu”).

In Pilke playschools, the breakfast and snack menu has been designed by a nutritionist, which meets the new 2018 early childhood education recommendation. The list includes a versatile selection of Finnish berries, root vegetables and vegetables and whole grain products. We make a conscious effort to cut off sugar-impregnated yoghurts, quarks and sausages. The amount of additives has also been reduced. A warm lunch is provided by our external partner. We also consider special diets. Ask more details from our early childhood educators. For children under 12 months of age, we provide infant formula if needed.

A Typical Day

The daily routines at the daycare center always depend on the size of the unit and its goals, so this timetable is just a general guideline. The actual timetable for a typical day can be seen on each group's notice board.

7:30 Welcome! Playschool doors open. We start our day playing and having fun with friends.
7:45-8:15 Breakfast time (Served until 8:00)
9:00-10:30 Outdoor play and exploration
10:30 Morning circle - songs, stories and discussion
10:45–12:00 Centre time (inside or outside) – this can be art and crafts, music, drama, science, language, sport…
12:00 Lunch, healthy habits and good manners
After lunch time, the children are read a story and have a relaxation time with music or stories.
13:30 For children who are not sleeping, quiet focused activity with their early childhood educator.
14:00 Wake up time and free play
14:30 Afternoon snack
15:00 Story time
15:30–17:15 Outdoor play and exploration
17:30 Playschool closes and we say “see you tomorrow!”