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Pilke Sinipilvi

Happiness and joy!


Sudenkorennot (3-5 y)
tel. 045 7734 8281

Leppäkertut (3-5 y)
tel. 045 7734 8282

Perhoset (under 3 y) 
tel. 045 7734 8280


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.

Opening hours

Mon—Fri 7—17(7am—5pm) (as necessary)

How to apply

Sinipilvi 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.

Pilke Sinipilvi operates in Viherlaakso, Espoo

Pilke Sinipilvi is an outsourced daycare centre located in the Viherlaakso district of Espoo. We have three groups of children, each of which is managed by two early childhood teachers and one childcarer. The daycare centre’s large yard and location close to nature provide good opportunities for outdoor activities and the exploration of environment.

Sinipilvi has places for 56 children whom the daycare centre provides with a safe, unhurried and genuinely comfortable learning environment where each child is encountered as a unique individual. Children are given time to get accustomed to life at the daycare centre, to learn new things, to explore and to feel cared for. Our educators act as examples for the children, and we maintain a positive atmosphere in all of our groups. Joy and fun are part of everyday life at Sinipilvi. Our aim is to make the children feel welcome and happy.

We engage in diverse activities in small groups, applying everyday pedagogy as part of all daily situations. For example, while getting dressed, children are provided with fine opportunities to learn colours as well as linguistic, mathematical, perceptive and social skills such as waiting for one’s turn.

We engage in active cooperation with parents and emphasise the children’s participation in planning our activities and everyday operation. An active parents’ committee participates in Sinipilvi’s operation. Our personnel are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to provide high-quality early childhood education and care every day. The children’s participation is an integral part of everyday life at Sinipilvi, and we enable it by, for example, organising children’s meetings. The children’s interests and initiatives are the cornerstones of our activities and their content.


Contact information

Sari Retva


Sari Retva

Tel. 040 457 1439

Kahisevankuja 2
02710 ESPOO

Apply for the daycare centre

Apply for a place on the City of Espoo website

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!”