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Science-oriented daycare centre Pilke Oivallus
Realizations and experimentations!
tel. 040 905 3681
tel. 040 905 3680
tel. 040 905 3678
tel. 040 905 3679
The client fee as its highest is 319 €/month. Service voucher and daycare hours may affect to the fee.
Mon–Fri 7–17 (as necessary)
Apply for a service voucher on the website of the City of Vantaa. Please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.
Science-oriented daycare centre Pilke Oivallus opened on Tuovintie Street in the Vantaa district of Päiväkumpu in August 2016
Daycare centre Oivallus has 75 places for children aged 0–6 years in four groups, and we also provide pre-primary education. Oivallus is a natural sciences-oriented daycare centre. Our science-orientation has been recorded in the daycare centre’s early childhood education and care curriculum, and it is implemented in various ways in the daycare centre’s everyday operation.
Oivallus’ play facilities have been designed in a way that motivates and 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.
“When our daughter gets home from daycare, she excitedly tells us what she learned that day. For example, she knows how space operates and that the Earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa. This is fascinating for the entire family, and it inspires us to discuss scientific themes at home as well.”
— Father of a girl who attends daycare centre Oivallus
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!”|