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The joy of playing and the elation of learning!
When the private day care allowance is taken into account, the remaining client fee is 340 € / month. Our sibling discount for the second child is 50%.
We offer 4 daily hours of early childhood education and care for 5-year-olds free of charge. Please direct any inquiries to the daycare centre manager.
Mon—Fri 6—18 (as necessary)
Fill in the Pilke Daycare application
Taikapirtti is opening in April 2020 in Konala
Pilke Taikapirtti opens in Helsinki Pitäjänmäki in April 2020 in Konalantie 6, 00370 Helsinki. Here we play, sing and exercise every day! We emphasize a peaceful playing environment where the children are guided to act as members of the group and take others into account. We provide language showering for children over 3 years old.
In Taikapirtti the children can experience the joy of playing and the elation of learning in a safe environment. The daycare centre has its own playground, a gym and versatile outdoor terrains for outings. Taikapirtti is a place where both children and personnel can prosper!
The daycare centre also provides a science club for the over three-year olds once a week. In the science club we learn about science and technology in a fun and concrete way, for example by building lego-robots and observing the weather. The Science Club is organized by Lasten Tiedekoulu.
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!”|