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Pilke Playschool Lehtisaari

Opening hours
Mon–Fri 7am-5pm (as necessary)

Fairies tel. 040 4571 444
Unicorns tel. 040 3533 750
Dragons tel. 040 3546 542
Phoenixes tel. 040 4571 445


When the private day care allowance is taken into account, the remaining client fee is 360 € / month. Our sibling discount for the second child is 50%.

We offer 4 daily hours of early childhood education and care for 5-year-olds free of charge. Please direct any inquiries to the daycare centre manager.

Our daycare center offers 4 hours of free early childhood education for 5-year-olds, in addition to which the city of Helsinki supports families with 5-year-olds with 160 euros per month. Ask the kindergarten manager for more information.

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.

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If you wish your child to receive a place in early childhood education and care at Playschool Lehtisaari, please fill Pilke’s daycare application form.

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Playschool Lehtisaari provides early childhood education in English

Playschool Lehtisaari (formely known as Taikasaari) is a welcoming, multicultural playschool in the beautiful area of Lehtisaari, close to sea, forest, playgrounds and culture.

Playschool Lehtisaari provides early childhood education and care in English for children from 1 to 6 years old, while simultaneously supporting Finnish language development through our “Suomi Klubi” which is incorporated in our curriculum on weekly basis. We are also an Helsinki City approved Pre-school.

Through exploration, play, music, imagination, crafts, stories, and physical activity children expand their knowledge and build a strong foundation for a life-long positive attitude to learning. Children are encouraged to ask questions, to investigate and to share their learning with each other and all this happens in an environment where diversity is celebrated and multicultural awareness is nurtured, seeing each child as unique and valuable.

Excellent communication and cooperation with guardians are very important to us and several occasions are organized each year to closely involve families in our playschool life.

In Pilke Lehtisaari, we follow the Finnish National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care, and we focus on learning & growing through play and self-expression.

In addition, we based our methodology on learning environments to support children’s development. Because research informs us that experience is the trigger that enables children to organize their brains to support the challenges they meet, and because we know that these experiences support the development of the whole child—social, emotional, cultural, linguistic, physical, and cognitive—a positive learning environment for young children needs to provide activities for all these aspects of growth.

In order to achieve this, we organize our classrooms to include activity areas/corners that offer opportunities for hands-on, play-based learning supported by a rich array of available materials that invite children to inquire, explore, discover, solve problems and engage with each other about ideas and learning experiences.

We love to go outside as well! We enjoy going on excursions, to parks, festivals, libraries, and cultural events and to spend lots of fun times playing outdoors!

The world is a wonderful place and together with the children we explore and wonder every day!

Come and join us and discover first-hand the amazing community we are.


Pilke Playschool Lehtisaari - Näin löydät meille!
Papinpöydänkuja 4
00340 HELSINKI 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).

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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!

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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!

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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.

Manager Maria Kajanus Lopez
Tel. 044 4937 896


Papinpöydänkuja 4
00340 Helsinki