Pilke nature-oriented daycare centre Tuulenpesä

At Home in Nature daycare centre

Pilke nature-oriented daycare centre Tuulenpesä

At Home in Nature daycare centre

Opening hours

Mon–Fri 7 – 17 (as necessary)


  • Pilvipaimenet (1-3y.) tel. 040 457 0645
  • Tähtitarhurit (3-5y.) tel. 040 710 7782
  • Viskarit (5y.)


From 1.1.2022, early childhood education will be free at Nivala.


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

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Pilke Tuulenpesä is a homelike nature-oriented daycare centre for children aged 1–5 years

Pilke Tuulenpesä implements the Finnish Outdoor Association’s At Home in Nature concept and has 28 daycare places for children aged 1–5 years. The nature-oriented daycare centre’s objective is to provide safe and child-centred early education and care in a versatile, homelike environment that enables learning with all senses. The children wonder, explore and observe their surroundings in interaction with the educators. This enables us to strengthen the children’s self-awareness and realistic conception of their skills and capabilities in an encouraging, open and unhurried manner.

In the group of 1–3-year-olds, we place emphasis on everyday routines that support development and create an unhurried atmosphere where everyone respects each other. We practise focusing on play and sharing with peers. A warm hug is always available if needed, and we provide opportunities for interaction by inquiring, listening to and understanding the children’s ideas.

Our daily activities are staggered small group-specifically. When two groups go outdoors, one group continues their educational indoor activities, such as playing group games or pondering puzzles by the table. Children can independently build jigsaw puzzles, craft items and engage in other exciting activities that develop the hand-eye coordination, and even 1-year-olds can participate in these activities under instruction. The youngest children dine in a separate group, and they have a made bed waiting just in case the Sandman pays a visit during the mealtime.

The group of 3–5-year-olds practise important everyday things, such as social skills and considerate behaviour. The 3–4-year-olds learn fine motor skills through exercises carried out by the table. Puzzles, shape sorting games and other table activities that require dexterity develop both precision and patience, for example when blocks have to be inserted through the holes that match their shape.

The preliminary pre-school group of 5-year-olds practise important group work skills and focusing on tasks and exercises for pre-school and the school world. The group’s special preliminary pre-school exercises allow the children to practise using the pencil and their wits as solving the exercises requires pondering and deduction. We may spend a large part of the day outdoors where the children get to play, participate in games and learn new things under the educators’ instruction. During longer outdoor activities, the Lapp hut in the daycare centre yard is a good place to take a break to warm ourselves when the weather is wet or cool.

Pilke nature-oriented daycare centre Tuulenpesä - Focus

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Pilke nature-oriented daycare centre Tuulenpesä - Location

Peltopuhto 12, 85500 Nivala

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Pilke nature-oriented daycare centre Tuulenpesä - Our customer families' experiences

We want to create a good day for the children, every day. In addition to daily meetings and discussions, we investigate the experiences of our customer families annually in an anonymous online survey. We also ask feedback from children.

”Inventiveness, finding new ways of doing things, resolution of issues, looking for the best for the customer are matters of the heart for Pilke and myself”
- Chief Account Manager

Our customers have rated us


Pilke day-care centre customer satisfaction survey, 2022:
“I am satisfied with the early childhood education and care of my child” (on a scale of 1 to 5 where 5 means best).

Contact information

I will be happy to answer any questions regarding our day-care centre; introduction visits, availability, applications, customer agreements and their amendments, invoicing, customer feedback, and so on.

Vuokko Vinberg
Puh. 044 3281 896

Deputy Manager Tanja Anttila-Hautamäki
tel. 040 7107 781

Peltopuhto 12

85500 Nivala

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