Pilke language immersion daycare centre Merituuli

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Pilke language immersion daycare centre Merituuli

Early childhood education in Swedish language!


Daycare centre telephone number
tel. 0400 461 214


When the private day care allowance is taken into account, the remaining monthly client fee is  320 €. 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 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 Merituuli, please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.

Pilke Merituuli is a Swedish-speaking language immersion daycare centre in Olari, Espoo

Merituuli is a small, homelike private language immersion daycare centre for children aged 3–6 years, and it is located in the vicinity of Olari’s resident park. At Merituuli, children adopt the Swedish language in a safe environment through play, singing, rhymes and everyday activities. Our premises are cosy and homelike, and we aim at creating an operational environment where every child can perform activities according to their interests.

We value the daycare centre’s positive atmosphere and provide the children with a joyful and pleasant community. Every child is seen and heard in our small groups. For us, cooperation and mutual trust with the parents is essential. Our versatile weekly programme includes, for example, music, exercise, creative activities (handicraft/baking), small group activities and free play. We go outdoors every day and make use of the nearby playgrounds, nature and sports field.

Read about the benefits of being multilingual from the blog by the manager of Pilke Merituuli (text in Swedish).


Swedish language


Contact information

Johanna Haukka Haaga


Johanna Haaga

Tel. 040 455 8288

Meteorinkatu 6 A
02210 ESPOO

Apply for the daycare centre

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!”