meillä on vapaita paikkoja
1-4-vuotiaille lapsille
Nous avons des places libres
pour les enfants de 1 à 4 ans
tenemos plazas disponibles para sus niños de 1 a 4 años
tervetuloa! Bienvenue ! bienvenido!

Thank you for enrolling your child


Established in 1995, the Club des Cinq, French-language nursery is located in Helsinki, in a great location near a playground.

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: by play, by sport, by discovering and art.

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.

All children are happy with us!

We recently asked parents to fill out a satisfaction questionnaire. We are delighted that the children of the Club des 5 have the best teachers (83% of parents gave their child’s teacher maximum scores).

According to parents, these are our strengths:

  • Small kindergarden, every kid knows eat other, kids get enough attention from teachers
  • Small size, nice stuff, language, nice kids
  • Small groups, different activities, flexibility
  • Attentive teachers, small size
  • Kind personnel, small groups
  • Small size, flexible, caring staff, bilingual daycare in French, great location and park nearby, diverse activities organized to develop motricity and general skills, option to join classes such as yoga, music etc…

Come and see how much fun children have at our school!


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.

CLUB DES CINQ holidays:
23.6.2023 kindergarden will be closed at 15:00
Opening 7.8.2023

  • 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.


Activity calendar 2021

7.10. Photo de classe/Class photo
8.10 Silakkamarkkinat Kauppatorilla/
Baltic Herring Market/
Marché au hareng de la Baltique
12.10 Theatre “Raatikko”
29.10. Petit déjeuner français/French breakfast  (9.00-9.30)
1.11 Fête de Halloween. Les enfants peuvent apporter leur déguisements/
Halloween party.Children can bring their disguises.
11-12.11. Fête des Pères/Isän päivä/Father’s Day
19.11. Fête de la pizza/Pizza party
6.12. Fermé/closed. Independance day
23.12.-07.01. Bonnes vacances! Happy holidays!


 10.1. On tire les rois pour I’Epiphanie / Juhlitaan Loppiaista ranskalaiseen tapaan.
3.2. Day of Johan Ludvig Runeberg, the national poet of Finland. Let’s taste Runeberg tarts.
14.2. We celebrate Valentine’s Day / Ystävänpäiväjuhla, askartelua
17.2. Mardis Gras Carnival /
Laskiaistiistai. Musiikkia ja piirileikkejä.
20.2-26.2. Winter vacation / Talviloma
1.3. Kalevala Day. Discovery of traditional objects / Kalevalan päivä. Vanhojen esineiden tutustuminen.
8.3. International Women’s Day /Kansainvälinen naistenpäivä.
16.3. Theater Raatikko
departure 9:30 a.m.
30.3. Visit at the library at 10:30 a.m.
3.4. We are preparing for Easter / Pääsiäisaskartelu.
7.4.-10.4. Easter holidays
6.4. Mikael Agricola’s Day. We read stories in Finnish to celebrate Finnish Language Day / Mikael Agricolan päivä. Luetaan suomalaisia satuja suomenkielen päivän kunniaksi. (suljemme klo 15:00)
28.4. Vappu Carnival. Closing 3:00 p.m. / vappunaamiaiset. Voit tuoda naamiaisasu ja omat herkut.
12.5. From 9:00 a.m. celebration of Mother’s Day / Äitienpäivä klo 9.00 alkaen. Tervetuloa!
18.5.-19.5. Pentecost weekend, closed Thursday and Friday
31.5. Spring Festival / Kevätjuhla. klo 9.00
Outing to Leikkiluola / Retki Leikkiluolaan
13. 6. Vegetable market/Vihannestori. Vietämme vihannestoripäivä, Maistelemme eri vihanneksia.
22.6 The last day/viimeinen hoitopäivä.
Bonnes vacances! / Hyvää kesälomaa!

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.

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.

Join us!

Le marché aux légumes


Carnaval de Vappu

Contact us at:

Köydenpunojankatu 8 FI-00180 Helsinki, Finlande
Questions administratives :
Tél.: +358 9 2784200