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Pilke Sports-oriented daycare centre Pupuna
Versitile and fun activities!
Pupuset (under 3 y)
tel. 045 2647 748
Jänöt (2-4 y)
tel. 0400 316 888
Töpöhännät (4-5 y)
tel 050 3218 618
The client fee is equal to that of municipal early childhood education and care.
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 7—17(7am—5pm) (as necessary)
Pupuna is an outsourced daycare centre of the City of Espoo. Apply for a place in early childhood education and care on the City of Espoo’s website
Sports-oriented daycare centre Pilke Pupuna is located close to an excellent outdoor environment in Espoo
Pilke’s sports-oriented daycare centre Pupuna is located in Laajalahti by good transport connections close to Ring I (Kehä I). Shopping centre Sello is within a walking distance of the daycare centre, and we use Sello’s cultural services regularly. In addition, the cultural services offered in the district of Tapiola are easily accessible by public transport. Our close environment offers an excellent natural environment for nature trips and other outdoor activities.
Pilke Pupuna is a sports-oriented daycare centre, whose objective is to help children find the joy of exercise and adopt a sporty lifestyle. At the daycare centre, whose capacity is 50 children, all adults and children know one another, and siblings spend time close to each other. We regularly organise events for all of the daycare centre’s children and adults. For us, allowing each child to express themselves is a priority. We support their growth and development together with the parents.
Our operation is goal-oriented and versatile, and we take account of each child’s stage of development. We find it important to provide the children with a wide variety of experiences, to allow them to familiarise with the nearby environment and to teach them to consider others. At Pupuna, everyone is allowed to be a bit silly as we don’t take life too seriously!
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!”|