Contact Details

Finnish-American Kindergarten
Arkadiankatu 35
00100 Helsinki
Mobile: 040 – 356 0086
email: school@finnamkindergarten.com

Daily Programme for 3-6 year olds

8.00 - 9.00
Doors open, parents and children welcomed, table activities set out.
9.00 - 9.30
Circle time. We go through our daily routines (registration, calendar), we discuss our topic for that week, we sing, learn rhymes, play games, discuss any issues that have arisen and go through what activities are available that day.
9.30 - 11.00
Play and work time. Some children work in small groups with a teacher, others can choose between the activities available. Each age group has it's own teacher.
11.00 - 11.30
Lunch time. Our lunches are delivered by Fazer Food Services. Children with special diets can be catered for.
11.30 - 11.45
Free reading/book time.
11.45 - 12.00
Dressing for outdoor play.
12.00 - 13.00
Outdoor play. If the weather conditions are extremely bad we will have a music and movement lesson during this time.
13.15 - 13.45
Afternoon circle, afternoon registration, story time.
13.45 - 14.45
Play/work time, the focus is on creative activities.
15.00 - 15.30
Snack time.
15.30 - 16.00
Park time, this may be extended in good weather.
16.00 - 17.00
Return to the kindergarten, games and puzzles, milk and cookies.

Daily Programme for 2 year olds

8.00 - 9.00
Doors open, parents and children welcomed, table activities set out, play time.
9.00 - 9.20
Circle time.
9.20 - 10.30
Outdoor play time.
10.30 - 11.00
Indoor play time.
11.00 - 11.30

Lunch time. Our lunches are delivered by Fazer Food Services. Children with special diets can be catered for.

11.30 - 13.30
Nap time.
13.30 - 13.50
Afternoon circle, afternoon registration, story time.
13.50 - 14.30
Play/activity time.
14.30 - 14.45
Snack time.
14.45 - 16.00
Park time, this may be extended in good weather.
16.00 - 17.00
Return to the kindergarten, games and puzzles, milk and cookies.

Circle Time

Children like structure and routines. Familiar elements built into each day help the children feel safe and in control of their environment, although that doesn't mean things have to be boring. There's plenty of room within our daily programme for new learning experiences and lots of fun. Our goal is happy, active children.

Please pick your child up on time

If you are unavoidably delayed ensure that you inform the teachers as soon as possible. Persistent lateness may result in fines. Out of consideration for your child's safety it is expected that a known adult will bring and collect your child from the kindergarten. If there is to be a change as to who is collecting your child, please inform the kindergarten teachers.

The kindergarten follows the following work and holiday schedule:

Term Times and Holiday Schedule for Töölö 2017-18

August 1: First day of term
December 23-January 7: Christmas holiday
March 30 -  April 2: Easter
May 25: Bank holiday
June 21: Last day of term
June 22-July 31: Summer Holiday

Pre-schoolers

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