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Pilke Emilia

Learning is fun!


Tel. 0400 467 524

Vemmelsääret (under 3 years)
Heinähatut (over 3 years)


The client fee as its highest is 319 €/month. Service voucher and daycare hours may affect to the fee.

Opening hours

Mon–Fri 7 – 17 (as necessary).


Pilke Emilia is a private service voucher daycare centre. Apply for a service voucher on the website of the City of Oulu. Please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.

It’s also possible to apply to daycare with private daycare support. Please ask for further details from the daycare centre manager.

Pilke Emilia offers versatile daycare services in Oulu

Daycare centre Emilia has operated since 1994, and it has 44 daycare places for children aged 0–6 years.

At Emilia, we wonder and explore the children’s world together. Our common activities are inspired by our discussions with the children. Our project activities teach the children to act in a group without forgetting the significance of independent thinking. In addition, our educators provide the children with a safe environment for free play. Free play provides excellent opportunities to learn social skills and to familiarise with other children while having fun.

The children are introduced to various topics through drawing, painting, handicraft and exploring literature – not to forget music, exercise and other everyday activities. The topics are inspired by the environment and brought up by the parents and the children themselves.

Pilke Emilia organised its first family café event on 22 August 2019. The family café is open every Thursday at 9.00–11.00 am. The event’s activities include pleasant, relaxed time together, coffee for the parents and games for the children. You don’t have to sign up for the family café. Feel free to join us whenever your schedule allows.


Contact information

Viljami johtaja

Manager Mira Saloranta
tel. 046 922 7153

Maakotkantie 14,
90250 Oulu

Apply for Pilke Emilia

Fill Pilke’s daycare application form.

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

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!”