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Nature-oriented daycare centre Pilke Kurki

Päiväkodissa on tilaa
Opening hours
Mon–Fri 6-17 (as necessary)

Ketunleivät (0-3y.) Tel. 040-450 6219
Puna-apilat (3-5y.) Tel. 040-450 6321
Kurjenkellot (3-5y.) Tel. 040-450 6220
Metsätähdet (3-5 y.) Tel. 040-450 6218
Lumpeenkukat (2y.) Tel. 040-457 0336


The client fee is equal to that of municipal early childhood education and care.

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 Municipality of Aura. Please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.

Families residing in nearby municipalities may also apply for a daycare place at Kurki if their municipality is part of the service voucher system.

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Nature-oriented daycare centre Pilke Kurki opened in a beautiful, ecological log building in Aura in August 2017

Pilke’s nature-oriented daycare centre Kurki opened in a beautiful log building on Urpontie Street in Aura. The daycare centre has 84 places for children aged 0–6 years. Early childhood education at the daycare centre emphasises natural topics to provide the children with a positive attitude towards nature and a sustainable lifestyle.

At nature-oriented daycare centre Kurki, children participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities, come rain or shine. The activities place emphasis on wondering and exploring various natural phenomena. The daycare centre’s operation is based on play, common activities and paying attention to the children’s ideas. Everyday phenomena experienced and perceived by the children form the cornerstone of learning. Imagination, recycling and the use of nature’s gifts as part of play and learning are an integral part of the daycare centre’s everyday operation. In the spring, the daycare centre applies garden pedagogy by establishing a greenhouse and a small garden for growing useful plants in the daycare centre yard.

The Aura-based daycare centre is the first unit Pilke established in a log building as a response to the strongly growing demand for daycare premises with clean indoor air. In the ecological log-built daycare centre, children get to enjoy fresh indoor air, good acoustics and the calm, peaceful atmosphere created by solid wood elements. The healthy environment is good for the senses and increases the everyday well-being of both the children and the educators.

The municipality decides on the organisation of pre-primary and after-school activities on a year-by-year basis depending on the number of children attending daycare.

Families residing in nearby municipalities may also apply for a daycare place at Kurki if their municipality is part of the service voucher system.

Nature-oriented daycare centre Pilke Kurki - Näin löydät meille!
21380 AURA Suomi
Ota yhteyttä

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).

Visit our day-care centre to learn more!

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. Get in touch 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.

Please find for more information about our daycare centres and early childhood education and care!

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!

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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.


Heidi Vainio

tel. 040 456 6993

Urpontie 6
21380 Aura