Partners and sponsors

Touhula engages in active cooperation with both national and local partners and sponsors. A diverse range of partners enriches and enlivens our everyday activities in our ECEC centres and beyond.

  • Olympic committee Aiming to create an even more active day for children

    Aiming to create an even more active day for children

    Touhula and Olympic committee collaboration focuses on expertise. Since early 2017, all Touhula daycare centres have been taking part in the “Ilo kasvaa liikkuen” (Joy from Movement) programme, utilising the programme’s excellent tools in everyday activities and making good use of the network to add more movement to the daycare centre’s daily schedule.

    The Olympic Committee and all Touhula daycare centres take joint responsibility for activating kids. The new type of cooperation aims to promote and develop Finnish athletic early education.

    The cooperation entails embedding inspiring content into the daycare centres’ everyday lives, adding daily exercise for every child. At the same time, new innovative content is created to advance and develop the Finnish athletic early education as a whole.

  • Kide Science Science is child's play

    Science is child’s play

    Kide Science emphasizes learning through imagination and storytelling. The miraculous phenomena of everyday life are explored, solved, experimented and observed through problem-solving situations.

    Everyday activities at Touhula include the scientific education of small children based on the playful science education model developed by Vartiainen at the University of Helsinki. Science education features as part of all areas of early education, from basic daycare to science teaching sessions. The children learn to observe and explore scientific phenomena in their own environment, and the application of the related concepts in everyday lives. Science is approached in a playful, child-centred manner and through exploration.

    Some Touhulas also host Kide science clubs in the evenings, based on the same science education model.

  • Suomen Latu ”At home in nature” activity

    ”At home in nature” activity

    ”At home in nature” groups meet the criteria of Suomen Latu – The Outdoor Association of Finland, in which play and movement in nature, leisured togetherness and doing things together are emphasized. ”At home in nature” daycare groups in Touhula undertake to go outside for several hours a day and explore in the nearby nature at least three times a week.

    ”At home in nature” activities started in August 2021 in the following daycare centres:

    Touhula Linnanmaa, Oulu
    Touhula TaikaVekara, Oulu
    Touhula Murto, Tyrnävä
    Touhula Helmiina, Ylivieska
    Touhula Villiina, Ylivieska

    ”At home in nature” is a form of activity by Suomen Latu, which have been coordinated since 1999. Activities focus on moving in nature, as well as nature and environmental education in early childhood education and after-school activities for schoolchildren.

  • ISS Finland's leading property and facility services company

    Finland’s leading property and facility services company

    ISS Finland provides its customers with comprehensive service solutions comprising cleaning, facility management, catering and security services, and the related support services.

    ISS’s service promise to Touhula is to act as a reliable, responsible and professional facility management partner, which helps to ensure that daily activities run smoothly. Our professionals working on ECEC centre premises understand their indirect childrearing responsibilities: we set an example with our friendly and polite conduct, our diligence, and the professional pride we take in our work.