Application Process

Frequently Asked Questions


1. How many childminders are in your daycare?


We observe the city recommendation of one (1) adult per four (4) under three (3) year olds and one (1) per seven (7) over three (3) year olds.

We can take up to ten (10) children in LTI-Pukinmäki and there will be upto three (3) childminders present.

There will be upto four (4) childminders present for the maximum fifteen (15) children in LTI-Tapaninvainio.


2. Does my child need previous exposure to the English language?


Your child does not need to know English before enrolling to us. Children learn and adapt really quickly, especially when there is consistency - daycare language is English.


3. Do you speak / teach Finnish to the children?


We only speak English in the daycare, so as not to confuse the children. When necessary, we translate English to Finnish and back to English if the child is having difficulty understanding us.

* We go to Pukinmäki library for story times, especially scheduled for LTI, at least once a month. The librarian reads two (2) English story books and one (1) Finnish story book to the children.


4. Do you provide vegan/vegetarian option for lunch?


Yes, there will be available vegan / vegetarian option for your children. We also serve vegan / vegetarian lunch at least once a week. We send weekly menus to the parents via email.

Breakfast and snacks are always vegetarian- / vegan-friendly.


5. Are you open during the summer holiday?


We are closed for the whole month of July upto the first (1st) week of August of every year.

Enrollment Process


Enrolling to Little Tots International is very easy and simple to do. If you wish to be added on our waiting list, please fill up this form. We have spots available in LTI-Tapaninvainio and LTI-Pukinmäki for full-time childcare for SY 2022-2023.


1st Step: Contact us for a visit in our daycare


2nd Step: Fill-up the application form online


3rd Step: Pay the registration fee of 150€


4th Step: Submit the WH1e-form to Kela


5th Step: Start in our daycare


Private daycare allowance can be granted to families with a child under school age.