Tiny Hands English Kindergarten is located in East Pasila region of Helsinki. It is private English speaking kindergarten operating from 7.30 to 17.00 every week day and welcomes children from 1 to 7 years old. We provide pre-primary education in English for children starting from 6 years old as well. During the day the children will go through several activities and routines and have 3 times meal. The premises of our kindergarten is spacious and big to enable the children to move around the building easily. Estimated capacity of the building is 48 children, however we are having around 25-30 on yearly basis. This allows even the most timid children to acclimatize to the kindergarten environment easily and become an active part of it. We operate from August till June and take vacations during the Christmas holidays and in July. Autumn and skiing holidays are not compulsory holidays for the kindergarten system so we will be open during those, however this topic can be open for discussions for children whose families want to take holidays.
Our activities are brain-stormed by our team members and we are open to innovative teaching methods and innovations in our curriculum, of course by considering children’s own perspectives and interests. In order to provide this we do development days and discuss the best options to make the individual approach easier.
Daily routine may vary depending on the age group, you will be given precise information upon the start . However it looks like below in a nutshell.
07:30 – Kindergarten opens
08:00 – 09.00 Breakfast
08:30 – 09:00 Free play
09:00 – 10:10 Morning circle (Calendar, Free Discussion,Topic introduction to the day, designated activity eg: art-craft,music, theatre, math games or language activities)
10:10 – 11:15 – Park time
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch time
12:15 – 14:00 Nap time
13.00-14.00 ( Afternoon activity/ silent games for those who are awake)
14:00 – 14:30 Afternoon circle (Story time, further activities on the topic)