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Nature-oriented daycare centre Pilke Taikametsä
Outdoor life, come rain or shine!
Daycare tel. 040 710 7786
The client fee as its highest is 300 €/month. A service voucher and day care hours may affect to the fee.
Mon–Fri 7–17 (as necessary)
Pilke Taikametsä is a private service voucher daycare centre. Apply for a service voucher on the website of the City of Ylivieska. Please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.
Taikametsä daycare centre has 21 places for children aged 1–5 years
The group of children aged 1–2 years practise everyday routines with our early childhood educators. We encourage them for self-initiative when dressing and during the mealtime but provide them with assistance when necessary. Older children act as important examples for the younger ones. Our handicraft activities take account of the children’s ages and encourage the them to take an independent approach. We allow even the youngest children to participate under the adults’ instruction. We go outdoors one small group at a time to ensure that the transitions remain calm and unhurried.
The manual skills of the children in the group of 3–4-year-olds are already more developed than those of the younger ones, and the group’s children are familiar with independent mealtime routines. They practise waiting for one’s turn and fetching their portion from the kitchen. They show good examples for the younger children who enjoy their meals at the adjacent table. The 3–4-year-olds practise getting dressed independently, and should zippers or outdoor pants cause vexation, the educators are there to assist. Like the younger children, the 3–4-year-olds also take a nap during the day to charge some energy for the afternoon activities.
The children in the group of 5-year-olds are already adept at waiting for their own turn in the mealtime queue. They dine in a separate room and have a daily rest while the younger children are taking a nap. During the younger children’s nap, the 5-year-olds have time for quiet play, games and handicraft.
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!”|