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Music-oriented daycare centre Pilke Nummenharju

The magic of Music!


Sävelet (under 3y.)
tel. 045 1128 123

Soinnut (2-5y.) 
tel. 045 1128 124

Sinfoniat (2-5y.) 
tel. 040 4589 639

Sonaatit (preschool) 
tel. 045 1128 125


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

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 7-17( (as necessary)


Nummenharju is an outsourced daycare centre of the Municipality of Tuusula. Apply for a place in early childhood education and care on the Municipality of Tuusula’s website.

Music-oriented daycare centre Pilke Nummenharju provides children with musical experiences every day

Pilke’s music-oriented daycare centre Nummenharju was established in the Nummenharju Housing Fair area, Tuusula, in 2000. As Nummenharju is an outsourced daycare centre, our daycare places are applied for through the Municipality of Tuusula. We have four small groups: one group for children aged less than 3 years, two groups for 2–5-year-olds and one for 3–5-year-olds. Each group is instructed by a paired team of educators.

At Nummenharju, we strive to provide the children with daily musical experiences, through which we foster their relationship with music. The children have plenty of opportunities to express themselves through singing, playing instruments and reciting rhymes as well as listening and moving to music. We encourage the children to use their imagination by offering various expressive methods through instructed activities and as part of everyday operation. The most important things are the joy of music and experiences of success.

We convene to a common singalong once a week and organise larger singing events on a monthly basis. Nummenharju also implements the Finnish Outdoor Association’s Metsämörri (Forest Troll) activities for each group approximately once a week.




Contact information



Mira Tuohenmaa-Virtanen

Tel. 040 905 3002

Naavankierto 2

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!”