• Playschool 3 – 5-year-olds

    YOU CAN ENROLL FOR PLAYSCHOOL ANYTIME

     

    Wendy House playschool is for 3-5 year old children. Playschool day includes free play with friends, circle time, snack time and working in small groups.

    Play is an important part of every child's development. Play gives children the opportunity to communicate with others, to explore and develop their view of the world, to think creatively and imaginatively and to solve problems and take risks in a safe environment. At circle time we sing songs, play games and learn the calendar in English. Well-planned play, both indoors and outdoors, is a key method that we use in teaching children so that they enjoy learning while being challenged.

    Preschool

    Preschool hours 9.00–13.00

    Additional daycare 7.15–17.00

    The Wendy House preschool is a combination of finishing what we started at playschool and preparing for big school in English and in Finnish. Circle time, story time, laying the table and helping at lunch time, social skills, bookwork combining letters and numbers, fine and gross motor skills, mathematics, science and art are part of our preschool day. Wendy House also offers a variety of themes throughout the year. Trips to the library, visiting other schools, gym days, swimming school and sleepover are also fun and unforgettable experiences before entering the big school.

    The Wendy House preschool curriculum meets the content of the Turku city preschool curriculum, which is based on the Finnish National Core Curriculum for Pre-Primary Education. The Wendy House preschool curriculum has been carefully planned to meet the demands for bilingual teaching and learning.

    Wendy House School group 

    The School Group does not meet for the time being.

     

     

     

     

    Teachers

           
         

    The English Club of Turku ry

    Wendy House is governed by The English Club of Turku ry. The association is made up of parents and the aim is to promote English language playschool functioning in Turku. The board is elected at the Autumn Meeting. The board makes decisions, for example, about financial and staffing issues.

    The Board 2022-2023: Aila Oravala (chair), Miia Auvinen (director, secretary), Jonathan Cowle, Suvi Joutsenlahti and Nina Kiviniemi. The treasurer is Merja Sallinen/Tili-Vinkki. 

    Parents association

    Wendy House Parents Association was founded in 2005. Association organizes events to the Wendy House children and families. These events are a great way to the families to get to know each other! With the help of the families the Association is able to raise money to support the school.