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Touhula Tikasmäki, Espoo

Daliah Javne Daycare Manager

Touhula Tikasmäki is a daycare centre located in Suurpelto, Espoo whose pedagogical themes are Language and Sport. Our daycare centre also offers preschool education in both Finnish and English.

Our daycare centre is located a quiet residential area at Tikasmäentie 2. Children enjoy our inspiring spaces that encourage them to move. We focus on active and communal everyday life.

We have four Finnish-speaking and two English-speaking groups at our daycare centre. Our day- care centre is very international and we encounter children and families from diverse backgrounds. We welcome all children as they are, appreciating and respecting them. Children learn to accept life’s diversity and good manners.

In the Finnish-speaking groups, children play and learn new things through discussion, sports, music, and play. In the English-speaking groups, language learning takes place through music, crafts, and small-group activities.

In addition to language, we emphasize physical movement. We encourage children to move in varied and creative ways during the day. We move for example in our big yard, in the forest and indoors. Apart from that, every group has it’s own room equipped with sports material. We have also a sports hall where rings, ropes and a climbing wall invite children to move. Our daycare center organizes a lot of community events and almost weekly events.  we end the week by having indoor and outdoor disco.

In Touhula Language daycare centres, children develop into tolerant, curious and warm-hearted citizens of the world.

Next to our daycare centre is a central park where we go on weekly excursions. Nature education is part of our program. Other excursion destinations are a sports field and nearby playgrounds.

We create joy of learning and discovering in children’s daily lives. Children learn new things in a positive and caring atmosphere. Clear daily routines, shared practices, and incorporating children’s interests in participatory everyday life contribute to effective learning. Learning skills are practiced together with others. We practice social skills, problem-solving, discussing emotions, and emotional regulation.

Daily updates are shared with families in a mutually agreed-upon manner. The activities of the day are displayed at the entrance, and children’s updates are communicated to parents at the end of the day. Weekly messages and other communication are managed through the TouGo app.

In Touhula Tikasmäki, children develop a healthy relationship to physical movement and self-care. This creates a balanced basis for healthy habits of life.

Touhula Tikasmäki

Mon–Fri 6.30–17 h

If you need daycare outside the above opening hours, please discuss the matter with the manager of the daycare when applying for services.

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

Daliah Javne 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: 30–325 € per month
• Part-time early childhood education,
more than 25 h – less than 35 h / week: 30–266 € per month
• Part-time early childhood education,
maximum 25 h / week: 30–207 € per month

• Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education,
at least 25 h / week: 30–266 € per month
• Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education,
more than 15 h – less than 25 h / week: 30–207 € per month
• Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education,
maximum 15 h / week: 30–133 € 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

  • Preschool
  • Preschool + daycare

    • Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education, at least 25 h / week
    • Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education, more than 15 h – less than 25 h / week
    • Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education, maximum 15 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.