Touhula Taikapolku is a daycare centre located in Kaura-aho, Varkaus.
Touhula Taikapolku daycare centre’s pedagogical themes are Move and Nature. 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 daycare centres, children develop a healthy relationship to physical movement and self-care. This creates a balanced basis for healthy habits of life.
In Early Education and Care of Touhula Nature daycare centres, we are implementing experimental environment education. We strengthen children’s positive relationship with nature and their responsibilities as responsible citizens, as well as guide them in creating a sustainable lifestyle. Hiking and exploring environment are important in the everyday life of Touhula Nature daycare centres. We see that nature has a calming effect and stimulates children’s rich imagination. Also varied physical exercises promote children’s wellbeing and lay a foundation for healthy and active lifestyle. We emphasize the importance of experimental learning in nature. We create space and time for children’s own ideas and learning environmental responsibility. We are learning new things about nature all the time, and we support children’s enthusiasm and their ability to live in the moment and enjoy nature. We do small but brave everyday acts in order to help animals and nature. In our Touhula Nature daycare centres, children are developed into citizens, who take good care of our environment and themselves.
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 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.
Secure your place at Touhula. We fill our 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 centre 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.