Information

Preschool:
Important information for parents of 2017/2018 preschool children can be found from here.

Kindergarten:
Important information for parents of 2017/2018 kindergarten children can be found from here.

Opening Hours:
Mon.-Fri. (07:00-17:00)
all year round.

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Our fee's are subsidised with Tampere city's service provider voucher and private daycare allowance from KELA.

Welcome to Sunshine Early Learning Centre's website!

Sunshine Early Learning Centre is a private daycare centre and preschool offering English language early childhood education and care for children aged 2,5 to 6. We are located in the Pyynikki area of Tampere city centre.

Our learning environment is international and we use English language in all our daily activities. With our teaching program we aim to give children the best possible basis for further learning at primary school.

In our activities we emphasize e.g.:

  • Learning through play
  • Experiencing and creating art through music, visual art & crafts, drama and literature
  • Supporting children's inner curiosity and need to explore new things
  • Physical education and outdoor activities in playgrounds/parks
  • Development of childrens’ social and interpersonal skills

One of the most important things we are teaching the children are social skills. Courtesy and good manners are taught throughout the daily schedule. Our goal is to instill each child with respect for others, healthy self-esteem, ability to communicate in English and to promote a balanced development of their skills.

Multicultural staff and children create a truly international learning environment, which also teaches children understanding and respect towards different cultures. We also teach Finnish as a second language to children whose mother tongue is not Finnish.

Most children who attend our preschool continue to FISTA (Finnish International School of Tampere) or Tammela school where they're taught their primary school subjects in English.