Grow­ing and learn­ing through play

We tend to like our routines and it is very import­ant for chil­dren to have con­sist­ency, It makes even adults feel more secure and gives the illu­sion that everything is under con­trol.
How­ever, life rarely goes as planned and often throws  wrenches in our care­fully placed gears.

At CLP, we fol­low a daily routine but we also learn to roll with it, we learn to embrace unex­pec­ted changes. One of the most import­ant les­sons learned work­ing with chil­dren is to let go of any pre- plans and observe the situ­ation we are in, in oth­er words, if the chil­dren are hav­ing a great ses­sion, build­ing, engaged in deep learn­ing it might be that a story time get’s a little shortened to have a bit more time doing what we need to do.

Daily sched­ule

8.00 Break­fast

8.30 Out­door play

10.00 Circle time: Circle time helps chil­dren devel­op com­mu­nic­a­tion and self-con­fid­ence with the group. It is designed to empower chil­dren to par­ti­cip­ate in dis­cus­sion about their interests, feel­ings etc. Chil­dren learn how to work togeth­er in a group. We sing and play games and dis­cuss the day ahead.

10.20 Free play and focus activ­it­ies: Music and dance, Drama and Phys­ic­al edu­ca­tion, Arts and craft, Cooking.

11.30 Lunch

12.30 Quite time and nap time for the young­est. At QT we do many dif­fer­ent activ­it­ies to help chil­dren relax and find their quiet space such as mind­ful­ness activ­it­ies, yoga and music therapy.

14.15 Snack time: we serve a high qual­ity snack that con­sists of fruit, veget­ables, bread with all the top­pings, milk and water. Water is also avail­able for the chil­dren through­out the day.

14.30 Storytime: Increases a child’s atten­tion span, enhances visu­al dis­crim­in­a­tion skills, aud­it­ory pro­cessing, will rein­force word recog­ni­tion, exam­ine social situ­ations and beha­viours and instill a love of books. Read­ing to chil­dren excites their curi­os­ity and leads them to have fur­ther adven­tures in their own minds.

14.45 Free play

15.30 Out­side play

17.30 Home time


Our beau­ti­ful envir­on­ment is divided into sep­ar­ate areas that are filled with all sorts of treas­ures, art sup­plies, books, pup­pets and a large vari­ety of authen­t­ic play mater­i­als. Our envir­on­ment encour­ages not only cre­ativ­ity but also inde­pend­ence and responsibility.

Col­our plays an import­ant role in cre­at­ing our play­school envir­on­ment that sup­ports children’s’ visu­al stim­u­la­tion in their learn­ing and devel­op­ment as col­ours impact individual’s mood, emo­tion­al well-being, pro­ductiv­ity, learn­ing and behaviour.

Chil­dren are encour­aged to move freely through­out the envir­on­ment, learn­ing to use each area and access mater­i­als and resources independently.



Sosionomi (VO)


NNEB Early years educator


You have the options to choose between part-time or full-time sessions.


Over 3-year-olds
35+ hours - 895,-
Up to 35 hours - 690,-

Under 3-year-olds
35+ hours - 1154,-
Up to 35 hours - 820,-

Sipoo par­ents part 320,-
Hel­sinki par­ents part 382,-
Vantaa par­ents part 382,-

Please make sure you fill in the muni­cip­al form as soon as pos­sible to col­lect your sup­port. You can loc­ate it from the fol­low­ing link;

Sipoo par­ents; https://www.sipoo.fi/fi/koulutus_ja_varhaiskasvatus/lomakkeet_tuet_ja_maksut/palveluseteli/perheille

Hel­sinki and Vantaa par­ents; https://www.kela.fi/documents/10192/3861304/WH1.pdf/d7de66e9-d9b6-4109-804d-4768479a4e4b?version=1.2

Krapu­tie 4, 00890 Helsinki