Entries by Jonathan Scott


Olari nursery teachers invite firemen for an educational visit

In September the Tigers group at Olari nursery arranged a visit by two firemen from the Länsi-Uudenmaan Pelastuslaitos (Länsi-Uusimaa fire safety department). Children’s interest in fire trucks was initiated during the fire drill. An ongoing project by the Tigers group on ‘modes of transport’ and children’s interest in fire trucks provided teachers a perfect reason […]

Children from Olari nursery visit Glims museum

Preschool children from Olari nursery visited the Glims museum in September. The trip was especially organized on the day children at Olari nursery celebrated Harvest. Glims museum is in a preserved area where farms and holdings were located in the middle ages.  The preserved farm area at the Glims museum was considered a great place […]

Parents’ coffee morning at Carousel Nursery School Olari

In the end of August, Carousel Nursery School Olari  had its first parents’ coffee morning of the term. Parents’ coffee morning is a great opportunity for parents to spend time at the nursery with their child/children and to interact with other parents. It also provides opportunities for the teachers to interact with parents. The coffee […]


Ruoholahti preschoolers celebrate Moscow day

An important element of the curriculum at Carousel Nursery School is to extend children’s knowledge of different cultures. Multiculturalism is encouraged in different ways. Different settings of Carousel Nursery School celebrate festivals from various cultures. However, this learning is also an ongoing process as the nursery has children and teachers belonging to various cultures and nationalities. […]

Art gallery evening at Ruoholahti Nursery

Art gallery evening was organized at Carousel Nursery School, Ruoholahti in early April. The idea behind the evening was to showcase children’s artwork done in relation to different projects undertaken during the year. Parents of children from all the different groups were invited to the evening. Preparing for the gallery evening In the gallery evening […]

Holi celebrations at Olari Nursery

Children at Carousel Nursery School, Olari celebrated Holi with lots of enthusiasm. Holi is a festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent. It marks the arrival of spring. It is also a day to meet friends and celebrate by smearing each other’s faces and clothes with colours. Sweets and goodies are exchanged and there is lots […]

Ruoholahti children visit Lego Art Exhibition

In February children from the Dragons group in Ruoholahti nursery visited the Lego Art Exhibition at Iso Omena, Espoo. The trip was undertaken because of children’s interest in Legos and their ongoing project on construction. Preparing for the trip Needless to mention the children were very excited about the trip. There were discussions about the […]