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ICEC Meilahti

Päiväkodissa on tilaa
Opening hours
Mon–Fri 7-17 (as necessary)

The customer price of the daycare centre is affected by the private daycare allowance granted by Kela, the age of the child and the duration of care. After receiving support, our clientfee is 150590 / month. The clientfee will be reduced by a possibleincomerelated care supplement,check Kelas new income limits here.

For Kela‘s calculator, ask the daycarecentre manager for the total amount of the daycare fee and other additionalinformation.

Sister discount 150 . Our daycarecentre offers free 4hour earlychildhood education for 5yearolds,in addition to which the City of Helsinkisupports families of 5yearolds withEUR 160 per month. Ask the daycarecentre manager for more information.

Daisy Family

Our communication and informationchannel between home and daycarecentre is Daisy. Through Daisy, wecommunicate, for example, about thedaycare centres events and news.Through Daisy, families report e.g. care appointments and absencenotifications.

Pilke DaisyFamily

If you wish your child to receive a placein ICEC Meilahti, please fill Pilkesdaycare application form.

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30 years of experience in high-quality early childhood education and preschool education in English

ICEC Meilahti is a small English-language day care centre located on Kallioportaankatu with good transport connections. The kindergarten is divided into two buildings, one for children aged 1-4 and the other for pre-school age children.

The ICEC Meilahti Nursery is located at Kallioportaankatu 7 and provides early childhood education in English for children aged 1-4 years. The ICEC Meilahti Schoolroom at Kallioportaankatu 1 provides half-day pre-school education for children aged 5 to 6 from the Helsinki English School.

ICEC daycare centres follow the Finnish national earlychildhood education plan in an international environment.The daycare centre’s activities emphasise childrenscreativity, play, multiculturalism and participatory learning.

Englishlanguage kindergarten enables languagedevelopment

The Englishlanguage kindergarten allows children togrow up in a multicultural, international environment, whichcontributes to activating language development. We wantto bring the English language to life by telling, showing andsharing information that is interesting to children. Westrengthen and encourage childrens languagedevelopment through positive practices, such as gamesand songs. Children also like to share things, so that theirown will encourages them to speak a foreign language.

We understand different ethnic backgrounds and takecultural events into account. We celebrate manyinternational holidays such as diwali, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Christmas and so on.

Read more about Helsinkis other daycare centres: ICEC Töölö & ICEC Herttoniemi

ICEC Meilahti - Näin löydät meille!
Kallioportaankatu 1 & 7
Helsinki Finland
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Kindergarten where your child learns to understand the world

Are you looking for a kindergarten for your child where they can learn multiculturalism, tolerance and equality? ICEC kindergartens combine different nationalities and cultures seamlessly; including both children and staff, there are more than 40different nationalities throughout the ICEC community. We raise children for the global world and respect different culturesequally.

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).

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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!

ICEC Meilahti 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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Manager Nannu Parviainen

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.