Tallinna Kindergarten Südameke is a 63-year-old institution that provides preschool education for children 1.5-7-year-old. Currently, the kindergarten has nine groups in two different locations. We have 2 groups for children with special needs, 3 bilingual groups that use Estonian and Russian as study languages, 2 Estonian groups, and 2 nursery groups. Each group has proper equipment based on the age group of the children. Due to the great attention paid to integration, the kindergarten has groups to facilitate both Estonian and Russian speaking children. It is important that integration happens through games and daily activities making it suitable for children of all ages. The kindergarten has renewed the playgrounds on both of the locations so they are suitable for playing and learning outdoors.
Besides that in one building, there is a kitchen where children can learn how to cook simple food. In the activities, there are uses educational robots, interactive boards, I-pads, etc, in order to bring variety into the daily. Kindergarten Südameke belongs to a network of kindergartens aiming to educate children on health issues and we participate in the Eco-School program.
The activities will take place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia with a population of over 450000, mainly on the site of the kindergarten. Kindergarten is located in Tallinn town center.
Work tasks and proposed ideas
- Socializing with children
- Carrying out a language course in her/his mother tongue
- Helping to instruct the activities
- Playing with children
- Participating in the field trips
The volunteer can participate in all activities and offer her/his ideas and creative thoughts in dealing with children. In coordination with the teacher, the volunteer will also have the chance to put on performances, organize sports activities and competitions or other similar activities with the children.
Benefits of volunteering
- Learning how to work with children
- Learning how to cope in different situations
- Learning a new language and culture
- Finding creative solutions
Requirements for the volunteer
- Motivated to work with children aged 2-7
Eligible countries: Programme countries
Project dates: 04.09.2020-03.07.2021
Number of volunteers: 1