Touhula

Why Touhula?

Touhula is a privately owned company running several daycare centres in Finland. We offer high-quality, versatile, and stimulating early childhood and preschool education in a happy and safe environment that supports learning. Each Touhula daycare centre has a specific profile depending on the type of activity it focuses on: exercise, adventure, language, or arts/culture.

Our mission is to work with parents to provide children with the best start in life, helping them to become caring, creative, confident and cooperative adults.

We educate, we encourage, we care – we are available to your child. For us, each child is a unique individual, and nothing else is more important than their needs and interests. In Touhula every child gets their equal share of love and limits, exercise and rest, lots of new things and familiar stuff too – all this in just the right proportion.

Focus on exercise is an important aspect in a daycare centre

Jan and Piia

Parents to Vilho and Veikko, Touhula Kerava
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What made you choose this particular daycare centre for your child?

We chose Touhula for its focus on exercise, and we had also heard positive things about Touhula from our acquaintances.

What’s the best thing about your daycare centre?

The best thing is that our children feel very comfortable there and the staff are always bright and cheerful.

How do you feel about the staff?

They take different situations into account very well, such as bringing your child in each morning. Also, we get an extensive report of the day’s events when picking them up. Another great thing is that the boys like their caregivers and trust them.

What aspects of the daycare centre do your children like?

The playing and singing seem to be among their favourite activities. The gymnastics courses and other forms of playful exercise are also nice. And they really like getting new friends, too.

What’s your best memory of the daycare centre so far?

We have fond memories of the coffee parties for parents and grandparents, as well as the outdoor events with great performances are things to remember.  And the various trips have been to our kids’ liking, particularly the church trip on a bus was something they won’t easily forget.

The Touhula staff is flexible and understanding

Laura and Olli

Parents of Valtteri and Martti, Touhula Vekaravaara
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What made you choose this particular daycare centre for your child?

Because of the focus on exercise and also the fact that it’s located close to us.

What’s the best thing about your daycare centre?

The lovely and flexible staff and a very understanding manager.

How do you feel about the staff?

The staff are very understanding, flexible, open, and it is easy to carry out an educational partnership with them.

What’s your best memory of the daycare centre so far?

The staff’s flexibility when our kids were sick for a long time.

Friends are important for the child

Anni and Ilkka

Parents to Amanda, Touhula Kerava
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What made you choose this particular daycare centre for your child?

We visited several private daycare centres and ended up with Touhula in Kerava owing to the great first impression. They were very professional in presenting the daycare centre and its operations, and gave us a warm welcome.

What’s the best thing about your daycare centre?

The best things are the reliable staff and the open interaction between home and daycare centre.

How do you feel about the staff?

The staff always welcome the kids with open arms, even those who are not in their own group. The children are very well looked after. The staff are very active, and kids get pictures in their individual folders about everything that happening during the day. You don’t need to spend your working day worrying about how things are going at the daycare centre.

What aspects of the daycare centre do your children like?

Among Amanda’s favourites are the gymnastics courses and the sing-alongs. Her friends at the daycare centre have become very important for her.

What’s your best memory of the daycare centre so far?

The best memory so far… there are so many! One of the most memorable moments was a party last spring where every child got to perform.  It was an outdoor event, and the weather just couldn’t have been better. Amanda likes to perform and she participated in the shows of every group.

In Touhula, the location and new premises are the things we like

Noora Hämeenaho and Jarkko Pennanen

Touhula Kerava
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What made you choose this particular daycare centre for your child?

We picked Touhula because of its location and the fact that it’s recently built. Another reason was that we could choose it even though we’re not local residents.

What’s the best thing about your daycare centre?

We’ve been extremely happy with everything at the daycare centre. The daily programme is target-oriented yet it takes into account the children too. We also like the fact that the premises are new and cosy.

How do you feel about the staff?

The caregivers are warm and friendly, and treat all kids equally.

What aspects of the daycare centre do your children like?

Playing floorball, tinkering, and playing are the things our children enjoy.

What’s your best memory of the daycare centre so far?

The trips have been the greatest moments during the week, especially when you’re allowed to bring your own packed lunch.

It’s nice to have the daycare centre close to home

Anu and Jari Nylander

Fiia's parents, Touhula TouhuVekara
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What made you choose this particular daycare centre for your child?

We chose TouhuVekara because the premises are brand new and the daycare centre is located close to our home.

What’s the best thing about your daycare centre?

Like I said, the new building is a major plus and so are the great staff, trips to the woods, and the focus on exercise.

How do you feel about the staff?

We’ve been extremely happy with the entire staff. All in all, we couldn’t be more satisfied with the daycare centre’s operations.

What aspects of the daycare centre do your children like?

The kids think their friends and the caregivers are nice. Our children like playing at the daycare centre the most.

Staff clearly enjoy their work and are very professional

Anne

Mother of Elsa and Samu, Touhula Vekaravaara
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What made you choose this particular daycare centre for your child?

The primary reason was the great location close to where we live. We had also heard many good things about the daycare centre, that is was like a home to the kids.

What’s the best thing about your daycare centre?

The home-like environment, reasonable group sizes, professional staff who are easy to approach. It’s nice that the daycare centre offers a wide range of activities and learning opportunities for the children.

The everyday activities at Touhula have suited our family well and the kids have discovered new skills and joys. It’s not easy to describe the most central factor that makes the daycare centre feel like home, but it’s all about the safe, happy and relaxed atmosphere.

How do you feel about the staff?

They really enjoy what they do, and it shows! We’ve received a warm welcome each and every day. Staff clearly enjoy their work and are very professional.

What aspects of the daycare centre do your children like?

They like the varying activities and the special days such as bring your own toy, baking, and trips. If asked, the children themselves say that it’s the play, games, and exercise – that is, ordinary things and the everyday, home-like things.

What’s your best memory of the daycare centre so far?

The parties at Christmas and in the spring, and it’s also great to see how the kids are really having a good time and can feel safe and happy.

In Touhula the kids get versatile exercise both outdoors and indoors

Kimmo and Laura

Parents to Paavo and Niilo
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What made you choose this particular daycare centre for your child?

We had heard good things about the daycare centre. The location was also great and there were some future schoolmates for the boys who were attending the same daycare centre.

What’s the best thing about your daycare centre?

The best thing is the nice staff and the wonderful atmosphere.

How do you feel about the staff?

They are marvellous, warm-hearted, professional, and important to our children.

What aspects of the daycare centre do your children like?

They love the fact that there’s a lot of sports, both indoors and outside. The kids like the staff and their friends.

What’s your best memory of the daycare centre so far?

The staff were so attentive to my tearful child in the morning that I was able to leave for work in good spirits. And soon after I had left they sent me a message saying my child was feeling much better.

Kids love adventure

Mother of Emmi and Joona

Touhula Majakkasaari
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What made you choose this particular daycare centre for your child?

The older siblings of Emmi and Joona previously attended Majakkasaari, and we liked it very much as a family.

What’s the best thing about the daycare centre?

I’ll quote Joona and say “the wonderful teachers”.

How do you feel about the staff?

They are great, well-educated, kind and compassionate. It’s also great that many have a professional degree in physical education!

What aspects of the daycare centre do your children like?

They love the spirit of adventure. It’s also nice to have a specific theme for all exercise and music. The pirate-style messages are fun. Through play the kids get excited about everything.

What’s your best memory of the daycare centre so far?

The kids were in the woods, with tents, eating outdoors, and even sleeping out.

Staff that truly care are worth their weight in gold

Outi and Mika

parents of Oona and Iina, the LystiVekara daycare centre
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What made you choose this particular daycare centre for your child?

We were hoping to find a daycare centre close to our home, and preferably a private than a municipal one. Focus on exercise was a definite plus. One day in late winter, we were sledding in the neighbouring park and could see what was happening in the daycare centre yard. Oona remarked that what they were doing looked like a lot of fun. A short while later the pre-schoolers and their teacher came sledding too, so I got a chance to talk her. She told me many positive things about the daycare centre and its activities. That “sales pitch” sealed the deal and so we ended up applying for a place.

What’s the best thing at your daycare centre?

The care providers who truly put their heart into their work. It’s also important that they are attentive to the children’s needs. I like that they plan all activities really carefully, but reserve room for changes and different circumstances. And the kids say that the food is also very good.

How do you feel about the staff?

We couldn’t even begin to imagine better people to care for our girls. They are genuine, always available for the children; adults they can rely on. Our kids like them enormously.

What things do your children like in daycare?

They like the wide range of activities, the staff, having fun with their friends, and the food.  The new games they play are fun and the kids love that people listen to their opinions.

What’s your best memory so far?

New friendships for both our girls. For our eldest daughter, ballet. The younger one’s fondest memory is the DVD they made of the daily activities in daycare. And they love the pictures taken for their individual folders. For both, the best thing is how happy they are to leave home for daycare each morning.

At Touhula the children get to exercise in various ways

Anna Pohjola

Mother of Emilia, Touhula Satumetsä
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What made you choose this particular daycare centre for your child?

Touhula Satumetsä is an exercise-oriented daycare centre where children are offered many different activities, for example, in the form of outings and outdoor events. It is nice that kids get to know the local nature through exercise and play while learning new things at the same time.

What’s the best thing about your daycare centre?

It’s just the right size and has a great location close to the woods and other outdoor activity options. Children are offered many different kinds of activities such as skating, swimming, gymnastics courses, and outdoor adventure. Group sizes are also good.

How do you feel about the staff?

The Touhula staff is friendly and professional. Interaction between parents and staff members has always worked well. My child has felt at home at the daycare centre and always looks forward to going back after the weekend.

What things does your child like in daycare?

Emilia likes her friends, playing, learning things in preschool, the trips, the exercise, and the food. The ladies at the daycare centre are nice and Emilia likes chatting with them.

What’s your best memory so far?

The visits of Easter Bunny every Easter, baking days, and trips to the woods.