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.
In order to respect the rhythm of life appropriate for all ages, children are grouped as follows:
Children under 3 years old are taught in Finnish and French.
From 3 years old on, children are taught by French native speakers.
|JANVIER / TAMMIKUU|
|12.1||On tire les rois pour I ‘Epiphanie / Juhlitaan Loppiaista ranskalaiseen tapaan|
|FEVRIER / HELMIKUU|
|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|
|15.2||Sortie au théâtre / Teatteri SAMPO. Esitys yli 3v. Hinta 12 Euro|
|27.2||Carnaval du Mardi Gras / Laskiaistiistai, kermapullat, naamiaiset|
|MARS / MAALISKUU|
|8.3||Journée internationale de la femme / Kansainvälinen naistenpäivä|
|15.3||Sortie à la bibliothèque /Retki kirjastoon|
|23.3||On décore avec des plumes des petites branches de printemps / valmistetaan virpomisoksat|
|26.3||On se prépare pour Pâques / Pääsiäisaskartelu|
|29.3||Chasse aux œufs / Pääsiäismunien etsiminen|
|AVRIL / HUHTIKUU|
|9.4||Jour de Mikael Agricola. On lit des contes en finnois pour célébrer le jour de la langue finnoise.|
|30.4||Carnaval de Vappu / Vappunaamiaiset. Voit tuoda naamiaisasun ja omat herkut. Suljetaan klo 15.00.|
|MAI / TOUKOKUU|
|12.5||Dès 9.00 h célébration de la fête des Mères/ Äitienpäivä klo 9.00 alkaen. Tervetuloa!|
|10–11.5||Weekend de la Pentecôte / Helatorstaina ja perjantaina päiväkoti on kiinni|
|30.5||Fête du printemps / Kevätjuhla|
|JUIN / KESÄKUU|
|6.6||Sortie à Leikkiluola / Retki Leikkiluolaan|
|14.6||Marché aux légumes / Vihannestori|
|21.6||Fête de la Saint Jean / Juhannustanssit. Suljetaan klo 15.00|
|24. 6||Vacances d’été. Bonnes vacances! / Hyvää kesälomaa|
|AUGUST / ELOKUU|
|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.
|SEPTEMBER / SYYSKUU|
|6.9.||Meeting with the Parents (biggest at 16:00)|
|13.9.||Meeting with the Parents (smallest at 16:00)|
|OCTOBER / LOKAKUU|
|5.10.||Class photo at 10.00|
|23.10.||French breakfast (9.00-9.30)|
|NOVEMBER / MARRASKUU|
|9.11.||Father’s Day from 9.00 to 9.30|
|20.11.||International Children’s Day (pizza party)|
|DECEMBER / JOULUKUU|
|05.12.||Christmas Milk Rice Feast with Grandparents at 9.00|
|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;
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)
|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.
FI-00180 Helsinki, Finlande
Questions administratives :
Tél.: +358 9 2784200