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Touhula StarLight, Helsinki

Cecilia Quarshie Daycare Manager

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. Every once in a while we go climbing in Salmisaari Kiipeilyareena and for gym clubs in Taitoliikuntakeskus.

Our regular daycare activities include also weekly clubs that complement our daycare activities. We keep clubs for e.g. science, music and dance, and the clubs are available for our children to participate in terms of their interest.

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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Customer feedback from our daycare

“Päiväkodissa on erittäin positiivinen ja rauhallinen ilmapiiri. Tuntuu, että asiat ovat vakiintuneet ja kaikki tuntuu sujuvan hyvin. Lapseni odottaa joka aamu innoissaan päiväkotiin pääsyä (jopa viikonloppuisin 🙂 ).”

“We couldn’t be happier with StarLight. The staff is super friendly and competent, we feel at ease knowing our son is in a safe and stimulating environment. It’s great to hear daily reports on how our son is adapting and progressing, it shows the teachers and assistants really follow him closely and care about him. Thanks StarLight!”


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Touhula StarLight

Mon–Fri 7.30–17 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

Cecilia Quarshie Daycare Manager

Care contracts and customer fees

The price of early childhood education and care consists of Kela’s private care allowance and a customer fee paid by parents. The child’s parent must apply for the private care allowance from Kela and Kela pays the allowance to the daycare centre.

Care contracts and customer fees  

  • Full-time contract: 400 €/month 
  • Part-time, 16 days/month: 340 €/month
  • Part-time, 12 days/month: 280 € /month
  • Pre-primary education and ECEC: 379,95€ €/month 
  • Full-time contract
  • Part-time contract

    Full-day care 16 days / month
    Full-day care 12 days / month

  • Preschool
  • Preschool + daycare

    Part-time ECEC

Apply for Early Childhood Education and Care

Secure 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.

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.