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Touhula Seaside International, Espoo

Sirpa Lassila Daycare Manager

Touhula Seaside International is an English-speaking daycare centre located in Keilaniemi, Espoo. Our daycare provides a relaxed and peaceful environment where fun, play and learning go hand in hand.

Located steps from the Keilaniemi Metro Station, Seaside International has great access from the capital region and our playground overlooks the beautiful seascape of Keilalahti. Our educational philosophy is centered around children 0-6, as their happiness and healthy development is our ultimate purpose. We emphasize the child’s individuality, and the significance of active learning in a multicultural environment.

As English is the main language of our Early Childhood Education and Care, we aim at reaching high standards of English for both native speakers as well as children who have English as a second language. We incorporate language development in our daily activities and otherwise encourage English communication throughout the day.

We strive to be a happy, multicultural community and prepare children for being citizens of the globalized world. We respect each and every individual and take into account diverse requests in a way that fits to Seaside International values as well.

Customer feedback

“Teachers are lovely. My child goes to daycare with a smile on her face everyday and learns new things all the time.”

“I like the daily organised activities.”

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Touhula Seaside International

Mon–Fri 7.30–17.30 h

For the following issues, contact your daycare center manager:

• daycare places
• service agreements and related changes
• invoicing queries
• customer feedback and written comments on how we could improve our activities

Sirpa Lassila Daycare Manager

Service agreements

In addition to full-day early childhood education and care, we offer a range of flexible daycare solutions to meet the various needs of families. However, there are a limited number of part-time daycare places, so please ask the Daycare Manager directly about the current situation.

Information on customer fees

The price of the early childhood education place consists of the customer fee and the deductible of the service voucher issued by the City of Espoo. The amount of the customer fee is affected by the size of the family, income and the need for care.

Our daycare centre’s customer fees are

• Full-time early childhood education,
more than 35 h / week: 50–345 € per month
• Part-time early childhood education,
more than 25 h – less than 35 h / week: 50–286 € per month
• Part-time early childhood education,
maximum 25 h / week: 50–227 € per month

  • Time based contract

    • Full-time early childhood education, more than 35 h / week
    • Part-time early childhood education, more than 25 h – less than 35 h / week
    • Part-time early childhood education, maximum 25 h / week

Apply for Early Childhood Education and Care

Ensure your place at Touhula. We fill our places in the order in which applications arrive.

The application process is as follows:

  1. Fill in the application(s); please remember to complete a separate application for each daycare center.
  2. We will contact you within a week after you send your application. In many cases, we are able to confirm a place right away.
  3. Please also fill in the City of Espoo’s application in the eVaKa service.

Our daycare centre uses the service voucher of City of Espoo and a customer fee determined according to income. If necessary, the family submits income information directly to the City of Espoo’s early childhood education services.

Our groups

At Touhula, we operate during the day in small groups in which each child is seen and heard as a unique individual. The childrens’ guardians also have an opportunity to be genuinely present and help fulfil their children’s needs.

The TouGo application is the primary tool for contacting the daycare centre about everyday issues concerning a child.

Partnership in our daycare centre

Touhula’s partnerships are based on the following core values: the joy of learning, the desire to do good and making everyday life easier for families. Touhula daycare centres collaborate with several partners.

  • Activities in accordance with Kide Science

    Kide Science activities are science education for young children. Kide Science guides children through the wonders of everyday life through exploration, experimentation and observation. We emphasize playful learning, stories and drama in action.

    The activities are based on the Vartiainen science education model developed at the University of Helsinki. Science education can be seen in all areas of Early Childhood Education and Care, from basic care routines to guided science lessons. Children learn to observe and study the phenomena of science in their own environment and the use of related concepts in everyday life. Children’s approach to science is playful and exploratory pedagogy.