What a joy to meet again after Christmas!
and so much to tell!

Thank you for enrolling your child


Established in 1995, the Club des Cinq, French-language nursery is located in Helsinki next to Kamppi in spacious and comfortable rooms.

We spend every day in a multicultural environment. We help children to broaden their world view and to enrich from the differences. We follow an educational program based on four pillars: Discovery, Sport, Play, Create, articulated together.

The nursery accepts children from 1½ to 6 years. The premises are on street level, spacious and comfortable. The group of children under 3 years has two rooms: one devoted to the game and the other to rest and sleep. The other two parts are used by the 3-5 age group for learning and meals. We also have a reading room.

For schoolchildren, the Club des Cinq can offer child care during school holidays of their establishment. Parents have the opportunity to enroll their child in full-time (Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm) or part time (3 days per week from 8am to 5pm or 5 days a week from 8am to 3pm).

From 3 years old, the children gradually familiarise themselves with the French by total immersion in the language. Teachers communicate with the children in French only. The curriculum as well as the games and activities are organised in French.

The language immersion method of teaching was created in the 1960s in Canada by English-speaking parents who lived in bilingual areas. In this approach, learners are in total immersion in the foreign language with a native teacher. The goal is to speak the second language as naturally as the mother tongue.

The daycare is open 5 days per week, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.
The holidays are the same as in the Official Finnish Schooling System.


  • To support children in the development of their own potential and in the process of socialisation;
  • To encourage the learning of the French language and to sensitise children to the French culture without forgetting the multicultural context of our kindergarten;
  • To work out the French language speaking performance of children to a level close to that of native speakers.

In order to respect the rhythm of life appropriate for all ages, children are grouped as follows:

  • Toddler group
  • Junior group
  • Pre-school group

Children under 3 years old are taught in Finnish and French.
From 3 years old on, children are taught by French native speakers.


Activity calendar 2019

 10.1 On tire les rois pour I’Epiphanie / Juhlitaan Loppiaista ranskalaiseen tapaan.
5.2 Jour de Johan Ludvig Runenberg, le poète national de la Finlande. Maistetaan Runebergin torttuja.
14.2 On fête la Saint-Valentin / Ystävänpäiväjuhla, askartelua
28.2 Jour du Kalevala. Découverte d’objets anciens traditionnels/ Kalevalan päivä. Vanhojen esineiden tutustuminen.
5.3 Carnaval de Mardis Gras/ Laskiaistiistai. Musiikkia ja piirileikkejä.
8.3 Journée internationale de la femme/Kansainvälinen naistenpäivä.
19.3 Minna Canthin päivä.
Sortie à la bibliothèque/Retki kirjastoon.
26.3 Raatikko Tanssiteatteri (Yli 3-vuotiaat)
9.4 Jour de Mikael Agricola. On lit des contes en finnois pour célébrer le jour de la langue finnoise/Mikael Agricolan päivä. Luetaan suomalaisia satuja suomenkielen päivän kunniaksi.
12.4 On décore  avec des plumes  des petites branches de printemps/Valmistetaan virpomisoksat.
15.4 On se prépare pour Pâques/ Pääsiäisaskartelu.
18.4 Chasse aux oeufs/Pääsiäismunien etsiminen.
29.4 Carnaval de Vappu/vappunaamiaiset. Voit tuoda naamiaisasu ja omat herkut. Suljetaan klo 15.00
9.5 Dès 9.00 h célébration de la fête des Mères / Äitienpäivä klo 9.00 alkaen. Tervetuloa!
16.5 Nukketeatteri Sampo Lennä lennä leppäkerttu. klo 9.30
29.5 Fête du printemps / Kevätjuhla. klo 9.00
30.5 Weekend de la Pentecôte/Helatorstaina ja perjantaina päiväkoti kiinni.
Sortie  à Leikkiluola / Retki Leikkiluolaan
14.6 Marché aux légumes / Vihannestori
Vietämme vihannestoripäivä
Maistelemme eri vihanneksia.
20.6 Fête de la Saint Jean /
Juhannustanssit. Suljetaan klo 15.00.
24. 6 Vacances d’été. Bonnes vacances! / Hyvää kesälomaa!


We get to know each other setting together with the children the common social rules of our environment.
We prepare the classes for the new schooling year.
6.9. Meeting with the Parents (biggest at 16:00)
 13.9. Meeting with the Parents (smallest at 16:00)
28.9 Harvest Festival
5.10. Class photo at 10.00
15–19.10. Autumn Holiday
23.10. French breakfast (9.00-9.30)
31.10. Halloween activities
9.11. Father’s Day from 9.00 to 9.30
20.11. International Children’s Day (pizza party)
05.12. Christmas Milk Rice Feast with Grandparents at 9.00
06.12. Independence Day
14.12. Christmas Show from 9.00 to 10.00
22.12. Good holidays! Bonnes vacances!

Trips and happenings

In Club des Cinq we celebrate carnivals and the Halloween. We also pay honours to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as well as to other important moments during the span of one year. Every year, besides the well-known curricular activities the kindergarten organizes 4 to 6 extra trips.


We highly value your input and participation in kindergarten activities and social events as this is on your place, too. We have a common goal: To support your child emotional, social, cognitive and physical development.

tales / stories;
songs / rhymes;

sport games;
board games;

organized outings (theater, cinema, farms, zoo, picnics …)

development of small shows;

manual activities (coloring, painting, cutting, gluing …)

Art club (Mon)

Yoga studio (Wed)

English club (Fri)

Kitchen  club (Fri)

Rhythm of a day in Club des Cinq

8h00 – 9h00 Children’s arrival time
9h00 – 9h30 Circle time
9h30 – 10h20 Main guided activity
10h20 – 10h30 Bathroom time and time for getting dressed
10h30 – 11h30 Outdoor free play in the Park
11h30 – 11h45 Lunch time
11h45 – 13h30 Resting time
13h20 – 13h30 Bathroom time
13h30 – 14h00 Story reading
14h00 – 14h30 Second guided activity
14h30 – 14h50 Circle time
14h50 – 15h30 Snack time
15h30 – 15h45 Bathroom time and time for getting dressed
15h45 – 17h00 Outdoor free play in the Park

The kindergarten closes. Parents come to pick up their children from the Park.

Pay us a visit!

Le marché aux légumes


Carnaval de Vappu

Contact us at:

Köydenpunojankatu 8 FI-00180 Helsinki, Finlande
Questions administratives :
Tél.: +358 9 2784200
e-mail: clubdescinq@kolumbus.fi