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Music-oriented daycare centre Pilke Onnimanni

The joy of Music!


Sointu  (under 3y.) 
tel. 040 456 6322

Tähti (under 3y.) 
tel. 040 458 9402

Sävel overi 3y.) 
tel. 040 458 9401

Rytmi (over 3y. and preschool)
tel. 040 905 2921


The client fee is equal to that of municipal early childhood education and care. Service voucher and daycare hours may affect to the fee.

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 6-18 (as necessary)


Apply for a service voucher on the website of the City of Lahti. Please fill Pilke’s daycare application form

Pilke Onnimanni is a new music-oriented daycare centre in Ahtiala, Lahti

Lahti’s first Pilke daycare centre was opened on 4 January 2016 in the district of Ahtiala. The music-oriented daycare centre Onnimanni has 75 places for children aged 0–6 years. Onnimanni also provides pre-primary education.

Our music education involves musical growth and growth through music by singing, moving, listening, learning rhythms and playing instruments alone and in a group. Each child is provided with opportunities to receive joy and experiences of success through music.

Onnimanni is neighboured by nursing home Vallesmanni. We engage in planned, regular cooperation with the nursing home’s residents taking account of their condition and well-being. We believe that shared outdoor activities and play bring joy to the everyday lives of both the children and the elderly.

In 2018, Pilke Onnimanni was honoured with the title of Finland’s best daycare centre in the series of units with more than 50 early education places, and we achieved an amazing recommendation index reading of 92. The title was awarded as a result of the Suomen Paras Päiväkoti (Finland’s Best Daycare Centre) survey.




Contact information

Maisa Jokinen


Maisa Jokinen

Tel. 040 905 2919

Daycare tel: 040 9052 921

Vallesmanninkatu 5
15300 Lahti

Apply for Pilke Onnimanni

Fill Pilke’s daycare application form

Apply for a service voucher on the website of the City of Lahti.

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!”