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An unhurried, cheerful atmosphere and plenty of outdoor activities!
tel. 040 458 9381
Kivitaskut (viskarit and preschool)
tel. 040 458 9380
The client fee as its highest is 343 €/month. Service voucher and daycare hours may affect to the fee.
Mon–Fri 7–17 (as necessary)
Pilke Tasku is a private service voucher daycare centre. Apply for a service voucher on the website of the City of Oulu. Please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.
Nature-oriented daycare centre Pilke Tasku provides high-quality early childhood education and care in Hintta, Oulu
Tasku is a nature-oriented daycare centre in the Oulu district of Hintta. Tasku has a long tradition in early education as it has operated already since 1998. We provide high-quality early childhood education and care and pre-primary education for children below school age. The daycare centre has two child groups for a total of 28 children. In the small daycare centre, siblings have the opportunity to play and spend time together.
Tasku is a nature-oriented daycare centre, and we comply with the principles of the Reggio Emilia pedagogy. The atmosphere at Tasku is unhurried, cheerful and respectful towards children. The Hovisuo sports grounds located next to the daycare centre provide excellent opportunities for various outdoor and winter activities. At Tasku, the children participate in sports playschool organised at the neighbouring sports centre Pomppu once a week.
We spend plenty of time outdoors and both of our groups make trips at least once a week. We implement the Finnish Outdoor Association’s Metsämörri (Forest Troll) activities, and Tasku has been awarded with the Metsämörri quality label. We make a troll trip to the nearby forest once a week. A large part of the learning activities of the group of 5–6-year-olds takes place outdoors and in nature. Functional learning in an outdoor environment is fun, and it provides the children with positive experiences and plenty of exercise. Our outdoor and nature activities implement the learning and experience content areas specified in the National Core Curricula for Early Childhood Education and Pre-primary Education in a versatile manner.
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!”|