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We value our professionals

We value our competent early childhood educators and childcare professionals and strive for being an excellent employer. In addition to our values, the activities of our work community are driven by a strong sense of quality, togetherness and encouragement.

Salary and employee benefits at Pilke

We offer various benefits to our employees. At Pilke, competent workers can swiftly progress on their careers. We give feedback and recognition actively and reward good work.

We provide employees and teams with work guidance to support well-being and development as well as to build trust in the work community.

Pilke pays salaries in compliance with the Collective Agreement for the Private Social Services Sector. In addition, Pilke provides various supplements based on competence, performance and years of service.

Depending on the business area, Pilke’s employee benefits include:

Relocation allowance of €1,500

We grant a relocation allowance to new employees moving from a long distance.

Supplements based on years of service

Pilke provides years-of-service supplements to employees who have served for 10, 15, 20, 30 or 40 years

Sport and cultural vouchers

Pilke provides its employees with sport and cultural vouchers to encourage physical exercise and cultural activities.

Massage during working hours

Sore muscles? Pilke provides the opportunity to have a massage during working hours

Recruitment bonus of €1,000

We reward employees for tips that lead to recruiting ECEC teachers and managers.

Graduation bonus of €300

We encourage our employees to complete their studies by granting graduation bonuses of €300.

Affordable lunch

Lunch at the workplace for €4.29

25% discount on daycare places

We offer a 25 percent client fee discount for employees’ children attending Pilke daycare centres and after-school club


30% discount on Halti and Raiski products at Halti stores.


Scandic discounts and Scandic Friends member benefits

Pilke engages in the world’s most important work with heartfelt passion.

Occupational well-being and the quality of work

We support the development and occupational well-being of our good day makers in various ways. For example, we prepare an occupational well-being plan annually to support the personnel’s coping at work.

We actively monitor our employees’ satisfaction. In the most recent personnel survey, Pilke’s score was 3.98/5. Satisfied and healthy employees provide the highest quality service for children. According to the customer family survey carried out in 2019, Pilke’s recommendation index number was 4.32/5. Pilke has been granted the ISO 9001:2015 quality certificate as a proof of the company’s quality management system meeting the standard’s requirements. Therefore, we can safely say that Pilke’s capacity to provide children with good days is well-proven!

Good day maker induction and training at Pilke

We provide thorough induction to our new good day makers and organise induction webinars. All of Pilke Daycare Centres’ employees complete webinars on safety and early childhood education, for example. We also offer designated induction training to our professional daycare assistants as well as after-school club and childcare services workers.

Daycare centre managers are provided with training as part of our management coaching programme, Pilke Academy, and they are tutored by the partner daycare centre’s manager and the regional director. Read more about Pilke’s tutorial activities for new daycare centre managers. At our training days, daycare centre managers can network with other Pilke managers.

In addition to induction training, we organise vocational continuing education on a regular basis. The employees of daycare centres with a specific learning orientation are provided with advanced training in the field of the orientation, for example, science or music.

We support active maintenance of skills and encourage studying and professional development in accordance with our Competence Building Plan. We reward employees for completing further studies.

Pilke engages in cooperation with the University of Tampere and the University of Eastern Finland as well as the universities of applied sciences Laurea and Metropolia among other educational institutions.


Pilke has various vacancies at daycare centres, after-school clubs and childcare services around Finland on a constant basis.

Even if you cannot find a position that matches your expertise among our vacancies, we will gladly hear from you.

Ask for further information!

We will be happy to tell you more about our operating methods and employment at Pilke. Don’t hesitate to contact us, we will gladly get to know you!

Chief of staff Elina Koivu

You can also contact the Pilke daycare centre managers of your area, the regional coordinators of after-school clubs or our childcare customer service.

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