Who are we
LTI-Tapaninvainio 2022-2023
LTI-Tapaninvainio 2022-2023
LTI-Pukinmäki 2022-2023
LTI-Pukinmäki 2022-2023
LTI-Tapaninvainio 2021-2022
LTI-Tapaninvainio 2021-2022
LTI-Pukinmäki 2021-2022
LTI-Pukinmäki 2021-2022
LTI-Tapaninvainio 2020-2021
LTI-Tapaninvainio 2020-2021
LTI-Pukinmäki 2020-2021
LTI-Pukinmäki 2020-2021
LTI-Tapaninvainio 2019-2020
LTI-Tapaninvainio 2019-2020
LTI-Pukinmäki 2019-2020
LTI-Pukinmäki 2019-2020
LTI-Pukinmäki 2018-2019
LTI-Pukinmäki 2018-2019
LTI-Pukinmäki 2017-2018
LTI-Pukinmäki 2017-2018
LTI-Pukinmäki 2016-2017
LTI-Pukinmäki 2016-2017
  • LTI Daycare is a privately owned daycare company established in Helsinki, Finland in 2016.


  • LTI Daycare opened its doors in August 2016, welcoming its children with big smiles and warm hugs.


  • LTI Daycare's childcare approach is inspired by Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach, which is based on respect for and trust in the baby to be an initiator, an explorer, and a self learner.


    •  The owner and main childcare provider in LTI is   a proud Educarer, interning to become the 1st   RIE Associate in Finland and Scandinavia.


  • In LTI Daycare, we will be caring for a limited number of children, ensuring you that your child will get the utmost attention from the carer. We care for children aged 9 months to 5 years old. We accept and encourage children who practice BLW (baby led weaning) in our daycare, and we will be serving a fresh variety of foods daily.


  • LTI Daycare is an international daycare more than an English-speaking daycare. Our focus is more on the diversity and internationality of our little tots as well as of our staff.

Our history


Birth of an idea


While on maternity leave, the owner & primary childcare provider had a vision of opening a daycare where she could care for her own child while helping other parents as well.


​On August 18, 2016, Little Tots International officially opened its doors as a family daycare in Pukinmäki.


On May 08, 2017, Little Tots International expanded its Pukinmäki branch into a group family daycare.


On January 08, 2018, Little Tots International expanded its Pukinmäki branch into a daycare.


On January 07, 2019‚ Little Tots International opened its second branch of daycare in Tapaninvainio.

Our mission


We are an international institution where being diverse is celebrated.


We aim to introduce a new approach to childcare, where the child is viewed as a self-learner, initiator and a capable human being.

* See more about this approach here.


We provide a safe and accepting environment for your child.​


We focus more on the diversity and internationality of each of our little tots as well as our staff and share a common language which is English.


We believe that early exposure to different cultures will encourage your child to accept their uniqueness.


We celebrate special days of the different home countries of our little tots and staff and talk about their culture and traditions openly in the daycare. We are hopeful that through this early exposure, we help our little tots be more loving of themselves and accepting of others.

Our approach


Little Tots International's childcare approach is inspired by Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach, which is based on respect for and trust in the baby to be an initiator, an explorer, and a self learner. This encourages both the child and the parent / guardian to trust each other, learn to problem solve, and embrace their ability for self-discovery.


The owner and main childcare provider in LTI is a proud Educarer, becoming the 1st RIE Associate in Finland and Scandinavia. She has attended an intensive Foundations Course in 2019, has finished her Practicum in 2022 and has assisted in teaching Foundations Courses online.


More information about the approach may be found here.


We follow the national Finnish curriculum.

Our values


Friendly Atmosphere


We are the second home of our children, which is why it is important for us to make the daycare as home-y as possible for the children.


We will be a place where the children and their parents, together with the childcare providers, feel safe and at ease.


Work Hand-In-Hand With The Family


We work together with the parents in rearing good children. Parents are always welcome in the daycare, so they can observe how we are working with their children.


We welcome parents as active participants in their child’s growth development in the daycare. We value their opinions and suggestions regarding childcare and development.


Child - Carer Relationship


We, the childcare providers, serve as the primary guardians of the children in the daycare. We become their friend who they can trust at all times.


English Language


The main language of communication in the daycare is English. The childcare providers speak English fluently and confidently. Children will learn English through play and active communication among other children and the childcare providers.


Our staff is international who speak English as their second (2nd) or third (3rd) language, just like our little tots. Because of this, our little tots are exposed to the beautiful accents of English and different ways of speaking it.