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Pilke Kattimatti

Learning English is fun!

Groups

Cheetahs (0-2 years old)
tel. 040 9052 922

Linx (0-2 years old)
tel. 040 4578242

Lions (2-3 years old)
tel.  045 773 48513

Tigers (2-3 years old)
tel. 040 458 9271

Fees

When the private day care allowance is taken into account, the remaining client fee is 320 € monthly starting from 1.8.2019.

Ask about the sibling discount from the manager.

The daycare centre participates in the City of Espoo’s trial in which 20 weekly hours of early childhood education and care are offered for five-year-olds free of charge. Please inquire for further details from the daycare centre manager.

Opening hours

Mon—Fri 7—17 (as necessary)

Applying

If you wish your child to have a daycare place in Kattimatti, fill in the Pilke Daycare application.

Pilke Kattimatti offers warm-spirited English-enriched early childhood education

Pilke Kattimatti offers warm-spirited and high-quality bilingual early childhood education to children aged 0-5 years in the Espoo district of Matinkylä.

Pilke’s language-oriented daycare center Kattimatti provides high-quality child-centered early childhood education and care for children aged 0–5 years at a warm-spirited daycare center. In our language groups we offer English-Finnish bilingual early childhood education according to the Finnish National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care. Children learn English through daily interactions, games, stories, and songs. The language rich environment aims to benefit from a child’s natural early ability to learn languages and to awaken joy in learning and experimenting with language. Simultaneously it offers a natural environment for nurturing multicultural awareness and building a strong foundation for a life-long positive attitude to learning.

For us it is a priority to ensure that children get enough exercise during the day, and as a result children use our gym and climbing wall regularly. We make walking trips to our close surroundings, including the nearby seaside, forests, the local library, and other playgrounds.

Focus

English language

Location

Contact information

Kattimatti Mariangelo

Manager

Mariangela Bizzo

Tel. 045 773 48514
mariangela.bizzo@pilkepaivakodit.fi

Deputy Manager
Tel. 040 905 2922
varajohtaja.kattimatti@pilkepaivakodit.fi

Sepetlahdentie 7
02230 ESPOO

Apply for Pilke Kattimatti

päiväkoti matinkylä
Fill Pilke’s daycare application form

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!”