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Touhula Tikasmäki, Espoo

Daliah Javne Daycare Manager

Touhula Tikasmäki is a daycare centre located in Suurpelto, Espoo.

Touhula Tikasmäki daycare centre’s pedagogical themes are Language and Move. In Early Childhood Education and Care of Touhula Language daycare centres, small geniuses of verbal interaction are able to enjoy the rich world of languages. We develop children’s interaction skills through reading time, rhymes and singing games. Empathy, play, humour and learning good manners strengthen children’s skills of using language. Unhurried conversations, reading and storytelling offer different ways to reflect on the meanings of words and texts. We give children encouraging and consistent feedback, as well as support for language use competences and skills. An environment, which promotes linguistic and cultural diversity, supports children’s linguistic development and inspires children to explore and understand of new perspectives and worldviews. In Touhula Language daycare centres, children develop into tolerant, curious and warm-hearted citizens of the world.

Early Childhood Education and Care of Touhula Move involves a lot of physical movement. We encourage children to move in varied and creative ways during the day. Physical movement is present in all areas of learning, and we discuss with children about the importance of movement, rest and good relationships to wellbeing and health. Children are allowed to express themselves daily, try their own limits and experience feelings of success through physical movement. There is always time and space for natural moving and play outdoors and indoors. We promise to families that children experience the joy of movement daily. In Touhula Tikasmäki, children develop a healthy relationship to physical movement and self-care. This creates a balanced basis for healthy habits of life.

See also other Touhula daycare centres in Espoo.

Touhula Tikasmäki

Move, Language
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.

Service vouchers and customer fees

Touhula daycare centres in Espoo are introducing service vouchers from 1 August 2021. The service voucher is earnings-related, and the amount of the fee also depends on the child’s care period and the size of the family.

Customer fees from 1 August 2021

• Full-time early childhood education,
over 25 hours per week: 12–300 € per month
• Part-time early childhood education,
max. 25 hours per week: 12–185 € per month
• Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education,
max. 25 hours per week: 12–185 € per month

  • Time based contract

    • Full-time early childhood education, over 25 hours per week
    • Part-time early childhood education, max. 25 hours per week

  • Preschool
  • Preschool + daycare

    • Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education, max. 25 hours / 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.

As of 1 August 2021, 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.

  • Moomin Language School learning application

    The Moomin Language School application enables children to participate in 5 to 15 minutes a day of playful language-learning exercises, created by experts for the development of all aspects of language learning. Every detail of the application has been carefully considered in order to support learning.

    Teachers can adapt flexible play-session plans to the needs of their own groups. The Moomin Language School application also monitors each child’s learning in real-time reports open to both teachers and parents.