We offer various day care possibilities:

Kittens (ages 0-3)

Cats (ages 3-4)

Pups (5-year-olds)

Dogs (6-year-olds)

Full-time ECEC activities that

replace & achieve the goals of

pre-primary education

Kennel Club

Preschool age afterschool
supplementary ECEC care
(pick-up from Tiirismaa only)

Each group has fixed daily rhythms and weekly activities. We provide your child with a safe environment where he or she has the freedom and opportunity to develop socially, physically and mentally in an atmosphere where we support your child’s self-confidence and help them develop positive learning experiences and attitudes.

The educational methods of our centre are based on child-centered activities and the inclusion of the child as an active and equal partner in learning. Everyday skills and English are taught in all situations. In our activities, we utilize your child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn, as we model the English language and new skills. We support your child’s learning by drawing out and exploring their interests, abilities, and experiences during planned activities, social interactions, and play. With the establishment of a safe environment, children are then able to confidently develop as they feel secure.

Free play is a crucial part of our method of learning. Children have hours of time to play inside and outside. Play time gives the children a chance to make friends, interact in self-made groups, and develop their social behaviour as they learn to take others into consideration as they make decisions.

Excursions to the tunnel gym, theatres, museums, indoor swimming pools, and other locations are also part of our method to encourage mental, physical, and behavioural growth. Additionally, every year there are times in which parents are asked to participate by attending parties or outings.

Holidays and Parties

Lahti English Kindergarten observes the same public holiday schedule as Lahti area schools. Additionally, we will highlight famous English speaking country’s holidays, like Thanksgiving and St. Patrick’s Day. The dates and time of when the holidays and celebrations are celebrated are reported by each of our kindergarten groups.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities are an essential part of our services. All groups spend an hour in the morning outside. The After-School group may spend some time after school ends. All groups are in the hospital park (sairaalanpuiston), from 15:30 to 16:30.

The playground of the hospital park is completely fenced, and we have our own locked toy box where we keep different toys according to the seasons. The playground includes a swinging area, a slide, a large sandpit, an excavator, a large climbing net and a sandy field. Teachers observe all the groups to emphasis safety during play.

The Hospital Park, Harjukatu 52, 15140 Lahti

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Other outside activities include trips to Tiirismaa forest, Radio Tower forest, and visits to other near by parks.

Mustankallio Tunnel Gymnastics Gym

The Cats, Dogs, and Pups visit the 600 m2. Mustankallio Gymnastics Gym every other Friday for a unique indoor sports experience.

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