Touhula is a privately owned daycare family. We offer high-quality early childhood education and preschool in a safe environment that inspires and supports learning.
Our mission is to be creating happy childhood.
Our work has a crucial importance in building the responsible future. Together with parents, we create a strong foundation for children in building their worldviews.
Values guide our work towards better Touhula from children’s, parents’ and personnel’s perspectives. These values have been reflected by our personnel as well as by the children in Touhula.
When you play with someone and have fun – 5-year-old Jenna
In our work, we are commited to plan and implement the everyday activities fluently. Stable and confidentioal relationships between children and personnel, physically active movement and healthy food build the foundations for everyday life in our early childhood educations and care settings.
When you open something, you are open – 4-year-old Viivi
For us, openness means that we can talk about things directly and fairly. Our communication is positive and constructive. Each discusion offers a possibility to create trust, whether it is meant for children or parents, or from an employee to another. Two-way communication is a prerequisite for good communication, and often listening is more important than talking. Openness helps in solving everyday situaations and encourages us to implement our work according to shared values.
That a friend is feeling great – 6-year-old Sara
As educators of the young children, we want to offer possibilities to have a good life not only for the today’s generation, but also for the future ones. We are commited to socially, ecologically and economically sustainable development and responsibility. In our everyday work, we are carrying out the principles of sustainable development. These principles are actualized in encounters with children and parents, between personnel and also in the way we treat our environment.
Joy of learning
That you have learned something new and you are happy about it – 5-year-old Joel
You can feel the joy of learning through big ideas and insights but also through small moments in everyday life. Learning happens, when we ask and explore. It manifests itself by giving compliments and support. Children are their own experts of curiosity, and adults need to direct children in the path of learning. We give children space to participate, invent and develop, but also freedom to make mistakes and retry. In Touhula, we feel the joy of learning, when we develop our professional skills. We are committed to develop our working skills and professional know-how.
We guarantee our clients to fulfill four promises, which make our values visible.
In Touhula, we promise that
- We move actively at least two hours a day.
- We gather in parental coffee meetings once a month.
- We do weekly field trips in our immediate surroundings following the responsibilities towards environment.
- We explore literature daily.
All Touhula ECEC settings implement a specific theme, which directs strongly the everyday life of ECEC setting. Jokainen Touhulan päiväkoti toteuttaa teemaa, joka näkyy vahvasti päiväkodin arjessa. Me uskomme, että teemojen kautta luomme uusia mahdollisuuksia lapsen omaan itseilmaisuun ja itseymmärrykseen, ja tämä lisää lapsen kokemuksia onnellisesta lapsuudesta.
Our six themes are:
Touhula Move, Touhula Language, Touhula Adventure, Touhula Arts, Touhula Science and Touhula Nature.
All the learning areas described in the National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care are found in the themes of the Touhula ECEC settings:
- I grow, move and develop
- Rich world of languages
- Diverse forms of expression
- Me and our community
- Exploring and interacting with my environment