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Daycare Centre Tirikka

Learning is fun!


Hepokatit (under 3y.)
puh. 040 087 5594

Tuhatjalat (under 3y.)
puh. 040 087 5605

Mehiläiset (over 3y.)
puh. 040 087 5622

Leppäkertut (over 3y.)
puh. 040 087 5647

Perhoset (over 3y.)
puh. 040 087 5651

Muurahaiset over 3y. and preschool


The client fee is equal to that of municipal early childhood education and care.

Opening hours

Mon–Fri 6-17:30 (as necessary)


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

Daycare centre Tirikka provides versatile activities on Armilankatu Street in Lappeenranta

Daycare centre Tirikka is located on Armilankatu Street in Lappeenranta. The children are provided with excellent opportunities for versatile exercise by the neighbouring swimming hall, sports hall and Juvakka sports field, on which a skating course is built each winter. The warm-spirited daycare centre has excellent facilities, six child groups and a spacious gym. Daycare centre Tirikka provides high-quality daycare services and pre-primary education.

The daycare centre’s everyday operation involves versatile activities such as trips, painting, exercise and rest. Everyday pedagogy is also part of every moment of our operation. It is present in pausing to wonder things together; counting peas in the salad bowl or experimenting with colours when painting. We value each unhurried moment we get to spend conversating, playing or just being silly while exploring the world together. We encourage the children to try their best as well as to accept the diversity of people.

In the spring of 2019, Lappeenranta’s local Finnish baseball team Pesäysit organised Finnish baseball lessons for 3–7-year-old children in daycare on Mondays. Please ask for further information from the daycare centre manager.


Contact information


Manager Susanna Kupias
p. 040 457 7645

Armilankatu 33 A,
53100 Lappeenranta

Apply for Pilke Tirikka

Päiväkoti Lappeenranta
Fill in Pilke daycare application form

Apply for a service voucher on the website of the city of Lappeenranta.

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!”