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Pilke science-oriented daycare centre Loiste

Opening hours
Mon—Fri 6:30am—5pm (as necessary)

Komeetat (4-6y.) tel. 040 450 6246
Planeetat (3-5y.) tel. 040 450 6245
Hippuset (2-3y.) tel. 040 450 6247
Hiukkaset (1-2y.) tel. 040 450 6248


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

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Pilke Loiste is a science-oriented daycare centre in Rantakylä, Joensuu, with places for 72 children

Pilke’s science-oriented daycare centre Loiste opened on Aallontie Street in Rantakylä in August 2017. The daycare centre has 72 places for children aged 0–6 years, and it also provides pre-primary education.

Pilke Loiste is a science-oriented daycare centre where the emphasis of scientific themes is implemented through comprehensive exploration of the child’s close surroundings.

Children’s play, creativity and the use of the senses are great platforms for practising scientific thinking that develops children’s memory and learning skills.

At the science daycare centre, children learn to discover and explore through play and are provided with experiences of success. Learning scientific thinking is more important than absorbing the knowledge itself.

Activities at the science daycare include wondering and exploring phenomena related to natural sciences and chosen on the basis of the children’s interests. The phenomena are examined in small groups together with friends and an early childhood education teacher. The science activities are planned taking note of the children’s ages, interests and safe courses of action.

The science daycare centre’s learning environment encourages and inspires children to explore and experiment. Children can use the daycare centre’s science room which is equipped with equipment suitable for exploration such as loupes, magnifying glasses, pipettes, a microscope and a light pad. The daycare centre’s yard and close surroundings provide good exploring opportunities as well.

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80160 JOENSUU 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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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.

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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 Amina Fahim
tel. 040 5474 332

Aallontie 1
80160 Joensuu