Pilke science-oriented Daycare centre Sirius

Flashes of genius and experiences of success!

Pilke science-oriented Daycare centre Sirius

Flashes of genius and experiences of success!

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 6:30-17 (as necessary)


  • Pyrstötähdet tel. 040 4571 663
  • Pikkukarhut tel. 040 4571 664
  • Isokarhut tel. 040 9013 184
  • Komeetat tel. 040 1937 502


The client fee is equal to that of municipal early childhood education and care.


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

Daycare centre Sirius opened in Mikkeli’s residential area Kirkonvarkaus in October 2018

Sirius provides high-quality child-centred early childhood education and care for children aged 0–6 years at a warm-spirited daycare centre with 75 daycare places.

Early education at Sirius emphasises natural sciences, and the daycare centre’s science-orientation has been recorded in our early childhood education and care curriculum. Our everyday operation implements the scientific focus in various ways. For example, the play facilities are designed in a way that motivates and encourages exploration and experimentation. The daycare centre is equipped with a scientific play space where the young professors can conduct their studies with pipettes, loupes, test tubes and magnifying glasses among other fascinating instruments. Children’s play, creativity and the use of the senses are great platforms for practising scientific thinking that develops the children’s memory and learning skills.

At the science-oriented daycare centre, we find it important that the children learn to discover and explore and are provided with experiences of success – without forgetting the significance of play. The activities are planned taking account of the children’s ages, interests and safe courses of action. We emphasise wondering and exploring phenomena together with the children. We naturally reserve time for other versatile activities, such as singing, trips, drama, handicraft and painting, not to forget sufficient daily rest. Everyday pedagogy is part of every moment of our operation. It is present in pausing to wonder things together; counting peas in the salad bowl or experimenting with colours when painting. We value each unhurried moment we get to spend conversating, playing or just being silly while exploring the world together.

Family café events have been organised at the science-oriented daycare centre Sirius since August 2019. The family café has been open on Mondays at 8.30–10.30 as of 12 August 2019. The family café is an open meeting place for children and adults of all ages. Every now and then the family cafés’ programme includes brief scientific activities. You don’t have to sign up for the family café. Feel free to join us whenever your schedule allows.

Pilke science-oriented Daycare centre Sirius - Focus

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Pilke science-oriented Daycare centre Sirius - Location

Väänäsenpolku 2, 50700 Mikkeli

Contact us

Contact information


Henna Tolonen

Tel. 040 457 3953

Deputy Director Susanna Parkkinen
tel. 044 0670 099

Väänäsenpolku 2
50700 Mikkeli

Apply for Pilke science-oriented Daycare centre Sirius

Fill Pilke’s daycare application form

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