Touhula StarLight is an English-speaking daycare centre located in Vattuniemi, Lauttasaari. Our daycare centre provides a safe learning environment where children can work on their interaction skills through games, stories, rhymes and songs. Many of our personnel is English-speaking, which advocates our bilingual theme. In addition to Early Childhood Education and Care we also offer pre-primary education in English.
Our facilities are divided into different rooms designated for different activities, for example crafts and exercise. The Veijarivuori park and beach are daily available for the daycare attendees. In addition to this, we venture the nearby forests and hills.
Field trips are a frequent addition to our weekly schedule. Our destinations vary from libraries to different museums and other destinations provided by the city of Helsinki. We make also visits to music clubs by International School of Music and science clubs by Tiedekoulu. Every once in a while we go climbing in Salmisaari Kiipeilyareena and for gym clubs in Taitoliikuntakeskus. For an additional fee there is a possibility to join a music club once a week by International School of Music, held in the afternoons.
The multilingual and multicultural environment encourages kids to explore and understand new perspectives and world views. We offer dual language immersion, and fully foreign-language groups. We are happy to see the children become global citizens with an open mind and a big heart.
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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
In addition to full-day Early 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 your daycare centre manager directly about the current situation.
For children under 3 years:
Full-day care 16 days / month
Full-day care 12 days / month
Secure your place at Touhula. We fill our daycare places in the order in which applications arrive.
The application process is as follows:
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 center about everyday issues concerning a child.
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.