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Pilke Kanttarelli

Sustainable development and the joy of exercise!


Nuppuset (2-3y)
tel. 044 037 7177

Myttyset (4-5y)
tel. 040 4506 447

Mörrit (preschool)
tel. 040 4506 449


The client fee as its highest is  343 €/month. Service voucher and daycare hours may affect to the fee.

Opening hours

Mon–Fri 7–17 (as necessary)


Pilke Kanttarelli  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.

Pilke Kanttarelli provides nature and sports-oriented early childhood education and care

Kanttarelli is a nature and sports-oriented daycare centre in the pleasant Kynsilehto district of Oulu. We provide high-quality early childhood education and care and pre-primary education for children below school age. 43 children aged 1–6 years play and grow in Kanttarelli. We operate in spacious, homelike premises where the children are divided in to three groups.

In 2019, the Foundation for Environmental Education Finland granted the Green Flag award (linked text in Finnish) to Pilke Kanttarelli as a recognition of the daycare centre’s exemplary Green Flag activities. Kanttarelli is a nature and sports-oriented daycare centre whose everyday operation is characterised by sustainable development and the joy of exercise. We implement the principles of sustainable development through the sorting of waste and favouring environmentally friendly activities, for example. In addition, our support of sustainable development involves Green Flag activities and the Finnish Outdoor Association’s Metsämörri (Forest Troll) activities.

At Kanttarelli, the joy of exercise can be seen and heard! Our exercise activities are not restricted to instructed gymnastics only, but we practise various sporty activities. The daycare centre has a separate operating plan for physical exercise activities which provide the children with opportunities to try various sports in addition to basic exercise.





Contact information


Manager Karoliina Kakko
tel. 040 458 9317

Daycare tel. 044 037 7177

Kangasrouskuntie 36
90650 Oulu

Apply for Pilke Kanttarelli

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!”