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PRACTICAL INFO

REQUIREMENTS

  • Haaga, Kallio and Länsi-Pasila branches can accept applications for children aged between 3 and 6 years.

  • The Länsi-Pasila daycare additionally has a group of 1.5 to 3 year olds.

  • The language of instruction in the kindergarten is English, although many of the teachers understand Finnish and can communicate in Finnish if necessary. However, your child does not have to have previous knowledge of English.

 

OPENING HOURS


Kallio:             08:00am to 5:00pm
Haaga:            08:00am to 5:00pm
Länsi-Pasila:  07:30am to 5:00pm

We are closed during one week in February (The Finnish Ski Week), the month of July and on national holidays as well as the time between Christmas and New Years.

EXAMPLE OF DAILY ROUTINE
 

07:30/08:00 - Kindergarten opens

08:20 - Breakfast (serving ends at 08:50)

09:00 – Morning circle

09:30 – Park time

11:30 – Lunch 

12:15 – Sleeping / Quiet time

13:00 – Afternoon activity for those who are awake

13:30 – Free play

14:20 – Snack 

14:50 – Story time & activities

15:15 – Park time

17:00 - Kindergarten closes

FEES


Under 3 year olds: 1220€/month (only in our Länsi-Pasila branch)

Over 3 year olds:    940€/month*

Preschool: Free

After preschool care: 491,13€/month

With the basic support from KELA and Helsinki City, the price parents are left to pay is around 427€ - 447€/month.
There is also an additional earnings related support for those who are eligible, which makes the kindergarten fee smaller.

* As of August 2019, children born in 2014 will receive an additional support from Helsinki City, reducing the parent's monthly contribution by 133€ a month.

Payment is due at the beginning of every month (for 12 months) and there are no reductions for missed attendance. All children are fully insured during their time at the kindergarten.

A non-refundable registration fee of 100€ per child will be charged once the application has been accepted.

A healthy breakfast, lunch and snack is included in the price. We serve a vegetarian meal 2-3 times a week.

Our kindergarten meets the requirements set for day care centers and you can apply, if eligible, for the KELA’s Private Day Care Allowance. For more information contact your nearest KELA office. Click here to find out more about the Private Day Care Allowance. 

FIRST DAY AT THE KINDERGARTEN

Because every child is unique also our on-boarding methods vary. Some children adapt to a new kindergarten very fast while others take more time. We discuss the personal plan for your child before he/she starts at the kindergarten. Normally, we start with a first day visit with one of the parents were you can take part in some fun activity, such as the morning circle, together with your child. Next day, if your child is ready, she/he could stay from 30 mins to an hour at the daycare by her/himself. During the first week we gradually prolong the time your child spends alone at the daycare. Often, normal routines can begin during the second week of daycare. 

 

LOCATIONS

We have three kindergartens in Helsinki.

Our Kallio day care centre is on Pengerkatu 19, with great public transport connections: bus, metro and tram. 

Our Haaga day care centre is on Kauppalantie 44, near the Huopalahti train station.

Our Länsi-Pasila kindergarten is located next to Auroora's Hospital on Veturitie 2 (Paulankatu 2) on the border of Taka-Töölö and Länsi-Pasila (Eläintarha). It has good public transport connections by tram and bus. If you come by car, you will find us at the end of Paulankatu 2.

Come and visit us by appointment!