Pilke science-oriented daycare centre Tähtisumu

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Science-oriented daycare centre Pilke Tähtisumu 

Realizations and experimentations!


Kvarkit (1-3y.)
tel. 040 457 8972
Takyonit (1-3y.)
tel. 040 457 8970
Fotonit (1-3y.)
tel. 040 728 9780
Gravitonit (joustavasti 2-3y.)
tel. 040 457 8975
Meteoroidit (joustavasti 3-4y.)
tel. 040 617 6305
Asteroidit (3-5y.)
tel. 040 457 8973
Komeetat (3-5y.)
tel. 040 457 8974
Supernovat (5-y. and preschool)
tel. 040 617 4124


The client fee as its highest is 318 €/month. Service voucher and daycare hours may affect to the fee.

Opening hours

Mon–Fri 6 –18 (as necessary)


Apply for a service voucher on the website of the City of Vantaa. Please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.

Science-oriented daycare centre Pilke Tähtisumu opened in Leinelä, Vantaa, in August 2019

Pilke’s science-oriented daycare centre Tähtisumu provides high-quality child-centred early childhood education and care at a warm-spirited daycare centre.

At the science-oriented daycare centre, we focus on exploring and wondering natural phenomena that arouse the children’s interest. Depending on the children’s ages, the activities may involve studying space or the states of water, admiring rainbows or building three-dimensional objects. The exploration of phenomena and pausing in the moment are educational forms of play that provide children with experiences of success. The daycare centre’s various play facilities have been designed in a way that motivates and encourages exploration and experimentation. Tähtisumu’s equipment and facilities support the young professors’ exploration by providing them with fascinating instruments, such as pipettes, loupes, test tubes and magnifying glasses.

At the science-oriented daycare centre, we find it important that the children learn to discover and explore and are provided with experiences of success – without forgetting the significance of play. The activities are planned taking account of the children’s ages, interests and safe courses of action. We emphasise wondering and exploring phenomena together with the children. Our educators support and help the children to develop their curiosity and thinking through diverse projects that interconnect various learning areas. Our operation naturally involves plenty of other versatile activities, such as singing, drama, handicraft and painting, not to forget sufficient daily rest.




Contact information


ManagerJaana Sihvo
tel. 040 457 8944

Leinelänkaari 10
01340 Vantaa

Apply for Pilke Tähtisumu

Fill Pilke’s daycare application form

Apply for a service voucher on the website of the City of Vantaa.

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!”