An exceptional playschool for young children

Pikkulukkari is a non-profit private daycare founded in 1984 in Tuusula, Kirkonkylä in Central Uusimaa. Playschool children and preschoolers aged 3-6 get an opportunity to grow up in a peaceful environment in two, small half-day groups under the guidance of Tiina, Sari and Marjo. The Montessori Education we follow supports the development of the child's school readiness.

We have a limited number (five) full-time places where child participates in both morning and afternoon groups. Alternatively, child's need for full-time care can be supplemented with a family daycare provider or privately hired childcare provider.

Pikkulukkari is a Finnish speaking daycare, however educators can communicate in English when needed. Many of the families in Pikkulukkari are international.

Children under the age of three can start in Pikkulukkari in the autumn or spring prior to the child's third birthday. We offer preschool education approved by the municipality.

Playschool children bring their own packed snack and preschoolers and full-timers receive hot food every day. Common to all Montessori schools is self-directed guidance and a mutual respect of the adult towards the child. The international slogan of Montessori schools is: "Help me do it myself"

The playschool is located in the former official residence of the Tuusula Parish verger on Lukkarintie, near the Church of Tuusula. The school building is a red wooden house from the 1920s, with furniture designed especially for children. The playschool is run by a non-profit association.


Pikkulukkari in Tuusula Night of Arts

Welcome to our event point in Tuusula Night of Arts next Friday. Come join us between 6PM and 8PM in our yard. We have a separate event page in Facebook:

Remember to keep 1-2 meters distance and practice good hand hygiene. Disinfectant will be available at our information table as you enter, and also at our café. Please attend only if you are completely healthy.

Weather forecast promises dry and cloudy on Friday so prepare yourselves to be amazed of the gigantic bubbles and jump over obstacles with hobbyhorses in our outdoor program for children! Our cafe accepts both MobilePay and cash. See you on Friday!


New term kicks off soon!

The new term kicks off on Wednesday, August 12th! An introductory day will be arranged for new families on Tuesday, the 11th. During the summer break, the roof and wall surfaces of the building have been painted and a new air source heat pump has been installed. In the yard the old slide has been replaced with a new rocking horse and ball wall. Pikkulukkari will once again participate in the Tuusula Night of the Arts on Friday 28.8.


Vacant care places for autumn!

We have vacant care places next autumn in the morning and afternoon groups, and two of the maximum five full-time care places are becoming available. A familiar family daycare provider also has vacancies so that the need for full-time care can be arranged.

For example, a childcare day from 7.00am to 4.30pm or 8.30am to 5.00pm has been arranged when we have combined half-day care in Pikkulukkari and a second half-day day with a family day care provider.

Contact our instructors and we will arrange a visit!