Our 3 year olds group. Some little ones join us with no knowledge of English…That’s okay! They learn through play, making friends, and their desire for independence. We know joining kindergarten for the first time can be a big step for children and parents. We are here to support your family and make kindergarten something your child enjoys and looks forward to!
Our 4 year olds group. Continuing interpersonal skills, motor development, and encouraging independence are the main focal areas this year. Children this age start to learn how to resolve conflicts among friends. We provide a safe setting in which children can practice their emerging social skills.
Our 5 year olds group. Children are more confident to express their individual interests! We tailor themes to what the children have shown us they’re excited about. We give the children a diverse array of activities and projects, along with the flexibility to let each child explore in their own way.
We are an accredited part of the Helsinki city pre-school system, following Finnish National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care as well as the City of Helsinki Curriculum for Early Childhood and Preschool Education. The focus is on self-confidence, excitement for learning, respect for others, independence, and problem solving. We dedicate time to literacy, math, natural sciences, music, and physical health.
|8.00 – 9.00
Doors open, parents and children welcomed for table activities.
|9.00 – 9.30
Circle time. We prepare for the day, we sing, learn rhymes, play games, discuss any issues that have arisen, and built a community feeling.
|9.30 – 11.00
Activity and play time. Each age group has its own teacher. Activities are based on weekly themes and incorporate all areas of development.
|11.00 – 11.30
Lunch time. Our lunches are delivered by AMICA. Children with special diets can be catered for.
|11.30 – 12.00
|12.00 – 13.15
Outdoor play. If the weather conditions are extremely bad we can have activities indoors.
|13.15 – 14.00
Afternoon circle: Children have a relaxing moment, meditate, hear a story, or listen to music. Honey Honies have the option to nap separately if needed.
|14.00 – 14.45
Play/work time, the focus is on creative activities.
|14.45 – 15.15
Snack time: Parents should provide a healthy snack from home. Fruit, veg, bread, or yogurt are popular.
|15.15 – 16.00
Storytime and dress for evening park.
Evening park. Kindergarten program ends.
August 1 (Wednesday)
Closures and exceptions
December 6: Independence day
December 22-January 6: Christmas holiday
April 19 – April 22: Easter holiday
May 1: May day
May 30: Ascension Day
June 21-July 31: Summer holiday