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Pilke Playschool Espoonlahti

Focus: English
Päiväkodissa on tilaa
Opening hours
Mon–Fri 6-18 (as necessary)

Nest (for children under 3 years old)

Finnish-speaking groups with English enriching:

– Puput: 044 493 8431

– Karhunpennut: 044 493 8684

English-speaking groups with Finnish enriching:

– Hedgehogs: 044 745 8981

– Bear Cubs: 044 493 8438

Tree (English-speaking groups for over 3 years old children with Finnish-enriching)

– Butterflies: 044 493 8442

– Squirrels: 044 493 8434

– Oravat (we offer English or Swedish enriching in this group): 044 493 9431

– Ilvekset (English-enriching): 044 493 8739

Preschool (bilingual English/Finnish): 050 910 8430


The City of Espoo’s service voucher is used in the kindergarten. Read more here!

The client fee as its highest is 325 €/month. Service voucher and daycare hours may affect to the fee.

The daycare centre participates in the City of Espoo’s trial in which 20 weekly hours of early childhood education and care are offered for five-year-olds free of charge. Please inquire for further details from the daycare centre manager.

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

Pilke opened a new English-speaking daycare centre on Lippulaiva, Espoonlahti in August 2022.

Pilke Playschool Espoonlahti is a welcoming daycare centre where children can both practice and maintain their English skills. Our English-speaking pedagogical activities adhere to the Finnish National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care.

Centrally located

The daycare centre’s central location provides various opportunities for exploring the close surroundings. Our activities include frequent trips to, for example, parks, libraries, museums and other cultural sites. There is a large outdoor courtyard in front of the kindergarten entrance.


There are also Finnish-language groups in the kindergarten, where English is gradually introduced. In language-rich early childhood education, children get to practice familiar songs, rhymes and concepts by singing and meditating together in English, but Finnish is also used in everyday life.


We also offer Swedish language-enriched early childhood education

For children aged over 3 years, we provide language-enriched early childhood education in Swedish. The children are introduced to Swedish through singing, play, rhymes and stories as well as everyday activities.


Pilke Playschool Espoonlahti - Näin löydät meille!
Espoonlahdenkatu 4
02320 Espoo Suomi
Ota yhteyttä

Our customers have rated us

Pilke day-care centre customer satisfaction survey, 2023: “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!

Pilke Playschool Espoonlahti focus

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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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 Amandine Mäkelä
Tel. 044 493 8441

Merikarhunkuja 9,
02320 Espoo