Welcome

Mäntsälä’s English Montessori Playschool provides early childhood care for 3-6 years old. Welcome to learn more about us.

Welcome

Mäntsälä’s English Montessori Playschool provides early childhood care for 3-6 years old. Welcome to learn more about us.

Help me Do it Myself

With Montessori, it is easy to create an individual learning plan for each child. – We have the best tools!

Montessori means respecting the child and her own individuality, guiding her to learning activities that meet her own interests. That makes it fun!

Concentration is key to all learning and through the activities, that have been carefully and scientifically planned to meet development needs, kids learn to concentrate, feel satisfaction and success, and naturally become self-guided learners. They find joy in learning and that is what it is all about!

We cherish these values!

ENGLISH

Between 0-6 years of age, children are in their natural Sensitive Period for Language Learning, according to Montessori theory. Creating a second-language environment supports kids to learn another language at the time in life when it is easiest for them.

At Playschool, friendly and supportive English-in-the-air, helps kids become comfortable and brave, trying it out at their own comfort level, through daily routines, songs and Montessori learning activities. It’s not only about language, it’s also about doing fun new things, thinking in different ways, and learning to enjoy other cultures and people too!

MONTESSORI

In Montessori education, the experience of childhood is respected and  greatly valued! It is a well established, proven method with a solid scientific base. It has deep roots and its theories have become part of the newest curriculums, in Finland and around the world.

It inspires kids and touches their hearts on their path to discovery!

Playschool offers a well-balanced environment where kids receive excellent tools and practical skills for their lives in this fast changing and diverse world. At the same time, they develop a joy for learning as they grow into independent, exploring and engaged members of society.

Home-Like

The Playschool house was designed and built to create a home-like place that is comfortable for children. The house and yard warmly welcome them and an unhurried peaceful atmosphere is what we aim to create.

There is a fireplace to warm up to at parties, and the smell of fresh bread fills the air from our open kitchen – the heart of the home!

FUN

Our aim is to prepare an enriching learning environment for the children so they will experience learning in enjoyable and fun ways, thereby putting them on a good path to be self-motivated and feel the inner rewards of learning.

Staff

who takes care of us

Riikka Erkkilä

Playschool Assistant Director / Early Childhood Education Teacher / Montessori Teacher

Susanna Seppälä

Playschool Director / Early Childhood Education Teacher / Montessori Teacher

Sheila Urpela

Early Childhood Education Caregiver (Practical Nurse)

Tia Elo

Early Childhood Education Caregiver

(Practical Nurse)

Kathryn Fant-Hleli

Playschool Assistant

Tuija Grönroos

Food and Housekeeping Services

Susanna Seppälä

Playschool Director / Early Childhood Education Teacher / Montessori Teacher

Riikka Erkkilä

Playschool Assistant Director / Early Childhood Education Teacher / Montessori Teacher

Sheila Urpela

Early Childhood Education Caregiver (Practical Nurse)

Tia Elo

Early Childhood Education Caregiver (Practical Nurse)

Kathryn Fant-Hleli

Playschool Assistant

Tuija Grönroos

Food and Housekeeping Services

Playschool moments

Healthy Food For Everyday

Tuija Grönroos bakes breads, creates desserts and cooks us healthy soups every week in our own Playschool kitchen. Two days a week our meal is made by Tuija and three times a week we order the meals from the main kitchen.

Bread made with love

Tuija prepares fresh bred weekly in our own kitchen.

Our kitchen

Kitchen is located in a center of Playchool.

Organic and local

We offer organic and local foods for lunch, snack and bakery.