Kamppi

Our Kamppi kindergarten offers places for 3 to 7-year-old children, including a preschool (esikoulu) group.

Our children and teachers come from all over the world, creating a rich international and multicultural atmosphere. At Kamppi, we wish to create a safe environment where children can play and learn, be creative and inspired, take risks, allow themselves to make mistakes, laugh and face disappointments. Children are offered opportunities to practice their skills in co-operation, trying new experiences and taking on responsibilities. We value independence and inter-dependence, respecting ourselves and others, we celebrate diversity and we strive to promote a strong environmental awareness. As the children grow older, we focus on school readiness. Our teachers work together towards creating a unified group so that children and their families can ‘feel at home’ when at the kindergarten. We follow the guidelines for the Finnish National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care as well as the City of Helsinki Curriculum for Early Childhood and Preschool Education.

Our Kamppi kindergarten is conveniently located near tram lines 6, 7, 8, 9 and the Ruoholahti and Kamppi Metro stations. Köydenpunojanpuisto and Työmiehenpuistikko parks are within a 3-minute walking distance. Children spend time at the nearby parks twice a day and additional outdoor activities such as physical education sessions, nature walks or outdoor games are planned weekly.

Contact Details

Finnish-American Kindergarten
Ruoholahdenranta 7
00180 Helsinki
Mobile: 040935 6725
Email: kamppi@finnamkindergarten.com

Sijaintimme

Ruoholahdenranta 7
00180 Helsinki

Sijaintimme

Gräsvikskajen 7, 00180 Helsingfors, Finland

Our groups

Nemos

3yr olds

The first kindergarten year is about building friendships, having fun and learning kindergarten routines, basic language, literacy and numeracy skills through arts and play.

Pearls

4yr olds

The Pearl year is about developing our friendship and language skills through play and guided activities. We are more advanced with our motor-skills and begin to refine these through various types of arts, crafts and movements.

Crocodiles

5yr olds

The Crocodile year is when we begin to put more difficult concepts together, such as pre-reading, writing and numeracy skills. We learn how to play independently as well as in small and large groups, whilst all the time building our friendships, self-confidence and helpfulness towards others.

Sharks

6yr olds (pre-schoolers)

We are an accredited part of the Helsinki city pre-school system.

The Pre-school year is about gradually becoming more independent, self-confident and effective learners. When it is time to go off to primary school, the most important things we can take with us are the ability to focus, stay on task, be creative, co-operate with others and follow given instructions, the ability to take care of ourselves, the confidence to try new things and make new friends.

Nemos

3yr olds

The first kindergarten year is about building friendships, having fun and learning kindergarten routines, basic language, literacy and numeracy skills through arts and play.

Pearls

4yr olds

The Pearl year is about developing our friendship and language skills through play and guided activities. We are more advanced with our motor-skills and begin to refine these through various types of arts, crafts and movements.

Sharks

6yr olds (pre-schoolers)

We are an accredited part of the Helsinki city pre-school system.

The Pre-school year is about gradually becoming more independent, self-confident and effective learners. When it is time to go off to primary school, the most important things we can take with us are the ability to focus, stay on task, be creative, co-operate with others and follow given instructions, the ability to take care of ourselves, the confidence to try new things and make new friends.

Crocodiles

5yr olds

The Crocodile year is when we begin to put more difficult concepts together, such as pre-reading, writing and numeracy skills. We learn how to play independently as well as in small and large groups, whilst all the time building our friendships, self-confidence and helpfulness towards others.

Circle time

Circle Time for us is a time when children come together to discuss, play games, sing songs, dance and prepare themselves for the day ahead. During Circle Time, we learn about the days of the week, months, seasons, the weather and introduce our themes, projects or daily activities. Circle Time is important for developing language and social skills.

Parents as Partners

Parents are important to us; you know your children best and your thoughts are valued. When we work together in the early years, the results have a positive impact on the child’s development and learning. We seek to develop an effective partnership with parents; in order to do this we need a two-way flow of information, knowledge and expertise.

Circle time

Circle Time for us is a time when children come together to discuss, play games, sing songs, dance and prepare themselves for the day ahead. During Circle Time, we learn about the days of the week, months, seasons, the weather and introduce our themes, projects or daily activities. Circle Time is important for developing language and social skills.

Parents as Partners

Parents are important to us; you know your children best and your thoughts are valued. When we work together in the early years, the results have a positive impact on the child’s development and learning. We seek to develop an effective partnership with parents; in order to do this we need a two-way flow of information, knowledge and expertise.

Areas of Development

Thinking and Learning
Cultural Competence, Communication and Self-expression
Multi-literacy and ICT
Participation, Impact making and Interaction
Self-Care and Daily Routines

We explore these areas through our integrated themes and projects. During the year, we have some set themes such as seasons and holiday celebrations, however, most of our other themes are selected based on the children’s interests.

Our Daily Schedule

8.00
Doors open.
8.15 – 9.30
Park 1
9.45 – 10.15
Circle time.
10.15 – 11.30
Activity time.
11.40 – 12.20
Lunch.
12.30 – 13.10
Story – and play time
12.45
AM children go home.
13.15
Preparation for park.
13.30 – 14.45
Park 2.
15.30 – 16.45
Play time, afternoon activity(focus on creative activities).
17.00
Kindergarten closes.

Areas of Development

 

  • Thinking and Learning
  • Cultural Competence, Communication and Self-expression
  • Multi-literacy and ICT
  • Participation, Impact making and Interaction
  • Self-Care and Daily Routines

We explore these areas through our integrated themes and projects. During the year, we have some set themes such as seasons and holiday celebrations, however, most of our other themes are selected based on the children’s interests.

Our Daily Schedule

 

  • 8.00
    Doors open.
  • 8.15 – 9.30
    Park 1
  • 9.45 – 10.15
    Circle time.
  • 10.15 – 11.30
    Activity time.
  • 11.40 – 12.20
    Lunch.
  • 12.30 – 13.10
    Story – and play time
  • 12.45
    AM children go home.
  • 13.15
    Preparation for park.
  • 13.30 – 14.45
    Park 2.
  • 15.30 – 16.45
    Play time, afternoon activity(focus on creative activities).
  • 17.00
    Kindergarten closes.

We explore these areas through our integrated themes and projects. During the year, we have some set themes such as seasons and holiday celebrations, however, most of our other themes are selected based on the children’s interests.

The kindergarten follows the following work and holiday schedule for the 2019-20 term:

1st Day

August 1 (Thursday)

Closures and exceptions

December 6: Independence day

December 21-January 6: Christmas holiday

April 10 – April 13: Easter holiday

May 1: May day

May 21: Ascension Day

June 19-August 2: Summer holiday

Last day

June 18

August 1 (Thursday)
First day of term
December 6 : Independence day
December 21-January 6 :
Christmas holiday
Closed
April 10 – April 13 : Easter holiday
Closed
May 1:  May day
May 21: Ascension Day
Closed
June 18
Last day of term
June 19-Aug 2:
Summer holiday