Joy in the eyes of the child is the best there is

  • Kaisa, 40 years
    Daycare centre Manager, Touhula Jatsi, Oulu Touhula employee since 2016

What’s the best thing about your job?

Getting busy with the kids, naturally! I’m working with three-to-five-year-olds, and as you can imagine, we get our fair share of hustle and bustle. No two days in a week are really the same. At times it’s full steam ahead, and sometimes we end up pondering really deep issues with the kids.

What is Touhula like as an employer?

It’s a large company, but one that keeps developing as well as growing, and one that trains and develops their staff too.

What’s the most important thing from the children’s perspective?

Having fun and the spirit of getting things done. We must provide diverse activities and action every day. Safe and caring adults and lasting friendships are important as well.

What are the children like in your group?

The kids in my group are great personalities, truly charming little individuals. One is an explorer and a thinker, the other constantly on the move, and a third one is sensitive and emotional. Each one is wonderful in their own special way.

What are your expectations for the coming year?

Together with the staff, we will engage the children in planning activities more than before. I get to continue working with top people and fantastic professionals – these are plentiful in this company.

A moment to remember in your work

Truly memorable moments in my career here have been those that relate to putting the children’s wishes into practice – we’ve cared for a dog, visited a garage to see how a car works, and learned how to cut fish. The joy reflected in a kid’s eyes when we fulfil their particular wish is wonderful, the best there is.