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Expressive art-oriented daycare centre Pilke Illusia

Creativity and the joy of learning!


Höppiäiset (Under 3y.)

Hulina (3-4y.)

Väkkärät (4-5y.)

Hippuset (5-6y.)

Eskarit (5-6y.)


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

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 6.45-17 (as necessary)


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

Expressive art-oriented daycare centre Pilke Illusia provides creative and communal activities in Koivukylä, Vantaa

Pilke’s expressive art-oriented daycare centre Illusia is located in the Havukoski district within the Vantaa region of Koivukylä. Illusia is close to excellent transport connections, and it is easily accessible by train or bus. In addition, the daycare centre is surrounded by an excellent environment for exercise and nature trips. Illusia has operated since 1999, and we also provide pre-primary education.

At Illusia, expressive abilities and creative operating methods are part of all activities. Life and learning are considered a fascinating journey which is travelled together in a warm and communal atmosphere. Children learn through play, exploration, exercise and experimentation; by doing things themselves, emoting, presenting questions and acting in interaction with other people.

Families are warmly welcome to participate in the Illusia community! Parents are provided with opportunities to familiarise themselves with other children’s parents in parents’ evenings, celebrations and various events. In addition, Illusia has an active parents’ committee. Read more about Illusia’s operation on the unit’s Facebook page.


Expressive art



Contact information



Johanna Huiko

Tel. 040 458 9330

Päiväkodin puh. 050 5877 318

Kytökuja 2
01360 VANTAA

Apply for Pilke Illusia

Fill Pilke’s daycare application form

Apply for service voucher on the Vantaa website

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!”