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Learning English is fun
tel. 040 567 3998
Seahorses (Pre school)
tel. 040 418 5990
Max. 325 e/month
Mon- Fri 07.00-17.00
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Kids’ Valley is a small English kindergarten in Hyvinkää. We have room for 29 children in our cozy and warm kindergarten.
Kids’ Valley was previously English Kindergarten which was established in Hyvinkää 48 years ago. Kids’ Valley offers quality early childhood education and pre-school for children under school age. We want to provide a safe and child-friendly environment where all children are respected and cared for.
Kids’ Valley offers bilingual early childhood education where both English and Finnish language are part of everyday activities. We want to rise the linguistic curiosity of the child at early age. Our goal is to start learning the language through play and other activities. The children can use their own mother tongue in the kindergarten and no previous English skills are required. Kids’ Valley is a multicultural kindergarten and we welcome children from all cultures and backgrounds.
The parents don’t need to speak English. Their most important mission is to strengthen the child’s mother tongue and to encourage the child in learning English. We work closely with families and the parents involvement is important to us. We have a very professional staff in Kids’ Valley that consists of both native Finnish and English speaking teachers.
Our curriculum follows the National Core for Early Childhood Education and Care from Finland. Our days are filled with wonderful discoveries, stories and versatile activities that follow the children’s interest.
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|
|15:30–17:15||Outdoor play and exploration|
|17:30||Playschool closes and we say “see you tomorrow!”|