It is important for your children to have consistency in order to feel secure and know what to expect. At HCK we follow our daily schedule while keeping in mind the importance of flexibility when needed and openness to embrace changes if necessary.
In our experience, working with children is to observe and adapt to the situation they are in. If your children are greatly enjoying and are deeply engaged in a certain activity, perhaps we can skip the next planned activity and continue with what we are presently doing. Therefore, schedule may change if our educators see the greater benefit it creates.
7.45 – 9.00
Breakfast and free play
9.00 - 10.30
We have our own private playground only for HCK use. Our new playground is fully equipped. We go on regular nature walks in all seasons. Our location is ideal, because our kindergarten is situated within the city and yet the vast Central Park (Keskuspuisto) is our ‘backyard’.
10.30 - 11.30
Children develop communication skill and self-esteem. It is structured to encourage children to participate in discussion about their interests, express feelings etc. We sing and play games. We talk about the day.
Children can join in making handicraft for coming celebrations or reading books.
11.30 - 12.00
12.00 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.30
Children can choose from our many play centres ie. logo/duplo, home play, costumes, puzzles, board games, fire station, car, library, fairy tales figures, building and staking etc. Each centre is created to support your children’s development, where thay can explore their own curiosity and imagination. We have a good stock of books and encourage your children to utilise them. For guided activity, our educator is happy to join in board games, handicraft, session in indoor gym etc.
14.30 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.30
Children develop social skills playing in a group, learn how to share, wait for their turns, interacting and communicating in a proper manner, like saying Thank you, Please, May I have etc.
15.30 - 17:00
We offer healthy meals with less sugar. Every meal is consisted of fresh salad and fruit. Our lunch is provided by HSIS. HSIS Catering is a trusted catering company serving daycare and kindergartens in Metropolitan Helsinki area since 2001.
Breakfast and snack are prepared in-house. We also cater for vegetarian and vegan meals.