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Music-oriented daycare centre Pilke Kaniini

Joy of music and cheerful activities!


Puput (1-2 y.)
tel. 045 351 9902

Kanit (3-6 y.) 
tel. 040 458 9256


The client fee is  319 €/month. Service voucher and daycare hours may affect to the fee.

Opening hours

Mon–Fri 7–17 (as necessary)


Apply for a service voucher daycare place on the website of the City of Vantaa and fill in the Pilke’s Daycare application form.

Pilke Kaniini is a music-oriented daycare centre in Vantaa

The atmosphere at daycare centre Kaniini is safe, warm and caring. For us, it is important to reserve plenty of time to encounter each child genuinely; to listen to them, to take account of their experiences and to provide them with intimacy, happiness and a safe lap to sit on. At Kaniini, the children participate in planning the daycare centre’s activities with the educators. The daycare centre’s small size allows each child and adult to familiarise with each other and makes us well capable of taking account of each child’s individual needs. At Kaniini, every child is provided with the opportunity to develop at their own pace.

During the day at daycare, children of different ages participate in instructed activities in small groups formed on the basis of the children’s stages of development. In addition, children of all ages spend time together during outdoor activities and play, for example. This enables children to learn from each other and siblings to spend time together at the daycare centre.

Our operation makes use of the numerous playgrounds, cultural sites and natural areas in the daycare centre’s vicinity. Musical activities and making music together are integral parts of our everyday operation. The children are taught to play instruments and to sing, and they are provided with musical knowledge in small groups formed on the basis of their stage of development. In addition to musical activities, we emphasise the children’s opportunity for long-lasting play. Joy and fun are essential parts of each day at Kaniini.




Contact information

Sanna Slip


Sanna Slip

Tel. 050 919 4993

Kielotie 47
01350 VANTAA

Apply for Pilke Kaniini

kaniinin piha
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!”