Pilke language immersion Kissankulma
Early Childhood Education in Swedish!
Tiikerit (under 3y.)
Leijonat (over 3y.)
tel. 050 9108 430
When the private day care allowance is taken into account, the remaining monthly client fee is 315 €. 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.
Mon–Fri klo 7:30 –17 (as necessary)
How to Apply
If you wish your child to receive a place in early childhood education and care at Kissankulma, please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.
Pilke Kissankulma is a cosy Swedish-speaking language immersion daycare centre in Soukka, Espoo
Pilke Kissankulma is a Swedish-speaking language immersion daycare centre in the Espoo district of Soukka. Our bright and pleasant premises offer a good environment for providing versatile high-quality early childhood education and care that makes use of small group activities.
The daycare centre’s versatile weekly programme includes, for example, music, exercise, creative activities (handicraft/baking) and free play. At Kissankulma, we exercise and make trips to the nearby parks and forests every day.
Our operation is based on the language immersion principle. In general, language immersion is started at the age of 3–5 years. For children aged less than 3 years, we provide language-enriched early childhood education. At Kissankulma, the children learn language through singing, play, rhymes and stories as well as everyday activities. Our aim is to provide each child and family with a safe and tolerant learning environment which allows the children to grow and develop in a happy and trustful manner.
Science and tennis clubs are also organised at Kissankulma Daycare Centre!
A science club is organised for children aged over three years at the daycare centre once a week. At the science club, children explore natural sciences and technology through fun and concrete activities such as building Lego robots and observing the weather. The science club is organised by Finnish Science School which also organises evening science clubs at Kissankulma’s premises.
In addition, children aged over three years have the opportunity to participate in Kissankulma’s Swedish-speaking tennis club once a week. The club’s instructors travel with the children to the tennis court in Martinmäki by minibus.
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|
|15:30–17:15||Outdoor play and exploration|
|17:30||Playschool closes and we say “see you tomorrow!”|