This group consists of children aged 5 -7 years. The younger and older children in this group are often split into different groups for certain sessions. After the Major expansion undertaken at Carousel Nursery School Ruoholahti there are three spacious rooms available for use with children as well as a separate eating area. There is a separate corner for project work, a cozy reading area, a room for science activities and lots of resources for engaging in art work, exploratory play, role play, construction and small world play.  The environment allows for children to be spontaneous as well as participate in structured activities. Lots of different materials are extended to children and they interpret them using their own experience and understanding, thereby making them co-constructors of knowledge. Simple conversations and play situations lead to the development and extension of project ideas.

Exploration of different objects and concepts is encouraged. Children engage in games and activities with varied levels of difficulty to improve their understanding of mathematical concepts. Story time, rhymes, dance and drama sessions are all done regularly to promote children’s linguistic development. The children in this group also undertake weekly trips to explore topics of interest.

Physical activity and relaxation are both encouraged. After the Major expansion undertaken at Carousel Nursery School Ruoholahti it has been possible for us to extend an Indoor gym for children in Ruoholahti nursery . Children from the Lions group use this gym facility in our Ruoholahti setting every week. Children in this group also have the option to attend climbing and ice-skating sessions every season.

This group also caters to the preschool children. The Preschool curriculum is followed in this group. The focus is on supporting the development of independence, listening and problem solving skills as children approach school.

Our qualified team of educators actively listen to and observe children. They investigate topics of interest together with the children and both become equal collaborators in the quest for knowledge. To find out more about the educators in this group, meet the Ruoholahti team .