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Pilke science-oriented daycare centre Väläys

Päiväkodissa on tilaa
Opening hours
Mon–Fri 6 – 18 (as necessary)

Tähdenlennot tel. 040 450 6221
Pyrstötähdet tel. 040 457 0554
Pohjantähdet tel. 040 450 6417
Revontulet tel. 040 450 6416
Otavat tel. 040 450 6223
Pienet leijonat tel. 040 450 6223


The client fee is equal to that of municipal early childhood education and care. Service voucher and daycare hours may affect to the fee.

Daisy Family

Kodin ja päiväkodin välisenä viesti- ja tiedotuskanavanamme toimii Daisy. Viestimme Daisyn kautta mm. päiväkodin tapahtumista ja kuulumisista.

Perheet ilmoittavat Daisyn kautta mm. hoitoaikavaraukset ja poissaoloilmoitukset.

Pilke DaisyFamily

Apply for a service voucher on the website of the City of Kuopio. Please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.

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Pilke Väläys is a science-oriented daycare centre in Saaristokaupunki, Kuopio

Pilke’s science-oriented daycare centre Väläys opened on Retiisikatu Street in the Kuopio district of Saaristokaupunki in August 2017. The daycare centre has 96 places for children aged 0–5 years. 

The science-orientation has been recorded in the unit’s pedagogical plan, and it is implemented in various ways in the daycare centre’s everyday operation. The daycare centre provides the children with opportunities to familiarise themselves with extensive, in-depth exploration of various branches of science. The surrounding nature inspires and enables thorough examination and analysis of the environment through regular trips, for example. The daycare centre’s learning environments have been designed in a way that motivates and encourages exploration and experimentation. The daycare centre is also equipped with a scientific play space where the young scientists can conduct their studies with pipettes, loupes, test tubes, magnifying glasses, microscopes and a light pad.

At the science-oriented daycare centre, we find it important that the children learn to discover and explore, and that our activities provide them with experiences of success. We take account of the children’s interests when planning our activities. We treat the children as active individuals, and we encourage them to participate in influencing the daycare centre’s everyday operation. Wondering and exploring phenomena together with the children is one of our central emphases. We encourage the children to acquire knowledge and to think and act independently. The adults’ role is to act as reliable early childhood educators who listen to the children, encourage them and support their growth and development. Our most important everyday operation methods include small group activities, child observation and project learning.

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70820 KUOPIO Suomi
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Our customers have rated us

Pilke day-care centre customer satisfaction survey, 2024: “I am satisfied with the early childhood education and care of my child” (on a scale of 1 to 5 where 5 means best).

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Please contact and visit us to take a peek at the facilities and see the daily routine and activities at the day-care centre; We will get to know each other, answer your questions, and explain how to apply for and start day-care.

Or you can always send the Pilke application form. We will get back to you in 2 days, and arrange a tour!

Care and education, hand in hand

Our task is to create conditions in which children can not only learn facts and skills, but also prepare to face the big wide world with heart and kindness.

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Example of the daily routine at daycare

The daycare centre schedule is always designed based on its size and objectives. This routine is a general example of a day at daycare. The daycare centre manager provides further information on the routine of your daycare centre.


Daycare centre doors open. Welcome! We start the day with a hug and have a chat. Then we gradually start to play.






Small group activities indoors and outdoors.


n. 11.15

Lunch, followed by a rest. Some of the children sleep or rest while the others go outside. After the rest, it’s time for quiet play and activities.


n. 14.00




Play, small group activities and outdoor activities.



The daycare centre doors close. Thank you for today and see you tomorrow!

Tervetuloa päiväkotiimme!

Päiväkotihakemuksen voi tehdä milloin. Hakemus ei vielä sido mihinkään. Olemme sinuun yhteydessä 2 arkipäivän sisällä.

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Haluatko tehdä päiväkotihakemuksen?

Hakemuksen teet helposti ja nopeasti verkossa, eikä se vielä sido mihinkään. Päiväkotihakemuksen voi myös jättää jonoon. Olemme sinuun yhteydessä 2 arkipäivän sisällä, ja sovitaan silloin jatkosta.

Kysy lisää

I will be happy to answer any questions regarding our day-care centre; introduction visits, availability, applications, customer agreements and their amendments, invoicing, customer feedback, and so on.

Manager Marika Leiviskä
tel. 044 7358 830

tel. 040 457 6513

Retiisikatu 1
70820 Kuopio