• Playschool 3 – 5-year-olds

    YOU CAN ENROLL FOR PLAYSCHOOL ANYTIME

    Morning group at 9.00–13.00

    Morning group for 5-year-olds at 9.00–13.00

    Afternoon group at 12.15–16.15

    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 (no more than 5 hours/day)  7.30–16.30

    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

    Wendy House offers a School group once a week for first and second graders.

    Activities, games, stories, bookwork and art projects with a native teacher are fun and creative way of learning and maintaining English skills.

     

    Spring term 2020 starts on Wednesday the 15th of January.

    There is no School group on winter holiday the 19th of February.

    The last School group in the spring term is the 29th of April.

     

     

     

    Teachers

    Piia-Riikka
    Finnish teacher

    Worked with children for 20 years

    Hobbies: music, cabine life, cats

    Childhood dream profession:
    teacher

    Jonathan
    Head teacher, English teacher

    Worked with children for 22 years

    Hobbies: gym, fishing, Finnish cabin life and nature

    Childhood dream profession:
    firefighter

    Samuel
    English teacher

    Worked with children for 10 years

    Hobbies: running, drawing, football

    Childhood dream profession:
    windmill pilot

    Sari
    Finnish teacher

    Worked with children for 21 years

    Hobbies: music, travelling, reading

    Childhood dream profession:
    marine biologist

    Susanne
    Finnish teacher

    Worked with children for 5 years

    Hobbies: nature

    Childhood dream profession: psychologist

    Laura
    Finnish teacher

    Worked with children for 1 year

    Hobbies: 

    Childhood dream profession:

    Miia
    administration and finances

    Worked at Wendy House for 22 years

    Hobbies: petting my own dogs, movies

    Childhood dream profession:
    actress

     

    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 2020-2021: Aila Oravala (chair), Miia Auvinen (director, secretary), Jonathan Cowle, Suvi Hakala and Nina Kiviniemi. The treasurer is Marjukka Iitti/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.