Kaunismäki Kindergarten (FIN-36)

Type: Education: Kindergarden - Country: Finland

Brief description and main aims

Kaunismäki kindergarten organises day care and preschool education for children. The kindergarten has about 120 children and 30 workers.
Website: https://www.mantsala.fi (website of the municipality of Mäntsälä).

Main Activities

Children are aged from one to six years. The kindergarten is open from 6.00 am to 5.30 pm, but the volunteer works daily 6–7 hours, mainly between 8 am and 4 pm. The values of the kindergarten are appreciating childhood, human growth, the rights of the child, parity, equality, the diversity of families and  healthy and lasting way of life. Kaunismäki kindergarten aims at supporting children’s growth and development. 

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer works in pre-school groups. The task is to help the groups and play games with the kids. The volunteer gains information about the Finnish culture and language and familiarises oneself with the Finnish early childhood education and care.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

We hope that the volunteer is interested in working with children. Everyone in the work community speaks English somewhat well, but it is important to learn some Finnish during the volunteering period to be able to communicate with the kids. The physical environment of the workplace is suitable for young people with physical disabilities. In the kindergarten, it is easy to move around with a wheelchair and there is an accessible toilet in the building. However, the voluntary workplace is suitable only for a volunteer who is able to move around independently.
Unfortunately, the workplace cannot receive a volunteer with sensory disabilities.


Mäntsälä is a small but growing municipality in the Uusimaa region, 40 minutes by train from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. There are about 21 000 inhabitants in Mäntsälä. Mäntsälä is known for its manor houses, the Mustijoki river and the Mäntsälänjoki river, which flows through the original village. The train station is next to the kindergarten, and the bus station is in the center of Mäntsälä.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer lives in a local host family. Kindergarten offers food for the volunteer during lunch time.

More Information

Usually 1 volunteer

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