We accept 1,5 - 5 year old Estonian and English speaking children. Children learn best when observing and listening to adults, which is why we always talk through and explain everything that we do. We speak in Estonian, but will also help English speaking children to adapt to an Estonian language environment. Our daily activities are based on rhythms, following the tenets of Waldorf pedagogy.
During holidays we substitute our regular weekly activity for baking.
Feeling safe is a primary need for children. So that acclimating to daycare is as easy and stress-free as possible, during the practice period we expect parents to accompany their children to daycare. Normally the practice period is 3-5 days, but in each case the length of the practice period is decided upon jointly with the parents. During the practice period, prematurely staying for nap time or having a parent leave can cause a setback, in which case the whole process may need to start over from the beginning. The parent is expected to join in the morning circle, daily activities as well as dine with us. This allows the mother/father to get a good overview of our daily routine as well as providing a feeling of security for the child.
We prioritize a healthy diet. The children are served fresh fruits and vegetables, smoothies, herbal tea and clean drinking water is always available. Hot dishes are served for breakfast and lunch and we finish the day with a wholesome snack.
Read about our house rules (PDF file in Estonian).