Touhula Sastamala is located at Marttilankatu in the center of the town.
At Touhula Sastamala, our Early Childhood Education and Care objective is that the children will learn English through play, stories and songs, so that they have an opportunity to interact with adults and other children. Our staff is motivated to teach and use English in everyday situations. Our focus on art is present in our day care during our weekly art and music activities. Through art we provide the children with a different and new forms of expression. In addition, we provide the children with ample opportunities to develop vocabulary, pronunciation and enunciation through music and songs.
Movement is an important aspect of childhood, so we have many outdoor activities that take place in different parks in the city (for example in the city center park and in Kaalisaari). In addition, it is a very short distance to the Hopu Sports Park and Mattila School’s gymnasium which allows for a variety of indoor sports activities as well.
We learn vital life skills, such as determination, patience, reliability, kindness, respect, creativity and courage with the children. The children will have the opportunity of using these life experiences daily and the staff will encourage the children to make good decisions during difficult situations.
Our day care feels more like a home, we are a very close-knit community. Our families have the opportunity to get to know one another. So not only does your child make new friends, but you might as well! We enjoy listening to not just our children but to you as well in our daily discussions at the end of the day. In addition, we have daily, well-established small group activities, that allow the children the opportunity to feel comfortable as they know that they will be more actively heard and seen. Communication is an essential part in raising children; therefore, we believe in having a child-centered day-care, with ample opportunities for participation and positivity. We respect the uniqueness and individuality of the child and we encourage the child’s inherent joy of learning.
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.
Full day ECEC 17 days / month
Full day ECEC 20 h / week
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.