We have three wonderful long-term employees
Kindergarten teacher, Tiina Huokuna, Master of Arts (Education), is the responsible educator of the morning group (8.30am - 12.45pm). Tiina started at Pikkulukkari in August 1997, first on a temporary basis and then as a permanent employee. Prior to that, Tiina has worked in a daycare and family daycare as well as taking care of her own children at home for a few years.
Montessori educator Sari Säisä-Niemelä is the responsible educator of the afternoon group (12.15pm - 4.30pm). Sari started at Pikkulukkari in 1991. During these years, Sari also had been caring for her own children at home for five years.
In addition to the tutors, Marjo Salmi, a play school assistant, assists both groups. Marjo started at Pikkulukkari in August 2009 and has been working in the childcare industry since 1984.