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Science-oriented daycare centre Pilke Taikasaari
Realizations and experimentations!
tel. 040 457 1444
tel. 040 4571445
When the private day care allowance is taken into account, the remaining client fee is 360 € / 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 7am-5pm (as necessary)
If you wish your child to receive a place in early childhood education and care at Taikapomppu, please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.
Science-oriented daycare centre Pilke Taikasaari provides early childhood education and care also in English
Pilke’s science-oriented daycare centre Taikasaari provides high-quality child-centred early childhood education and care for children aged 0–5 years at a warm-spirited daycare centre. In our language groups we offer English-Finnish bilingual early childhood education according to the Finnish National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care. Children learn English through daily interactions, games, stories and songs. The language rich environment aims to benefit from a child’s natural early ability to learn languages and to awaken joy in learning and experimenting with language. Simultaneously it offers a natural environment for nurturing multicultural awareness and building a strong foundation for a life-long positive attitude to learning.
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 is an educational form of play that provides children with experiences of success. For example, the daycare centre’s play facilities are designed in a way that encourages exploration and experimentation. The daycare centre is equipped with a scientific play space where the young professors can conduct their studies with pipettes, loupes, test tubes and magnifying glasses among other fascinating instruments.
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. We naturally reserve time for other versatile activities, such as singing, drama, handicraft and painting, not to forget sufficient daily rest.
Pilke Taikasaari is starting a family café event in January 2020 on Fridays at 9.30-11.00. The family café is an open meeting place for children and adults of all ages. The event’s activities include pleasant, relaxed time together, coffee for the parents and games for the children. The café events’ programmes also include, for example, parent-child gymnastics, storytelling massage and music club. You don’t have to sign up for the family café. Feel free to join us whenever your schedule allows.
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!”|