Kindergarten Kullerkupu was established in 1963. At present, there are four groups – each group of 20-24 children, altogether around 90 children aged 1,5 to 7 years old.
One of the priorities is innovation, to be modern. Kindergarten has joined the projects ” Free of Bullying“ and Eco school. The importance of environmental protection is attached to everyday life. In addition to the daily learning activities taking place in kindergarten, there are also music and sports. Kindergarten has a nice outdoor area and several events are held outdoors.
The main purpose of the organization is a high-quality basic education for children. The mission is to welcome every child in their friendly family and to provide pleasant conditions for a child to contribute to the development of their personality. It is important to know that every child would feel welcome, safe and positive among the kindergarten family throughout the day and would be happy taking part in everyday learning activities. The cooperation with the parents is very important hence many events involve families as well.
There are 20 people working in the kindergarten and 10 have a BS degree of education. All of our teachers have pedagogical education, in addition to the long experience of working in kindergarten. The teachers are open-minded and want to extend their knowledge by getting to know people from different cultures and nations.
Tallinn Kullerkupu Kindergarten is located in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The native language is Estonian, but also English and Russian are widely known.
Kullerkupu Kindergarten is in Kristiine District, not far from the city center. This district is valued for nearby parks and a quiet environment. the seaside and the Old Town are in walking distance. kindergarten has also good transport connections with the city center.
Work tasks and proposed activities
- Helping the teachers in everyday indoor and outdoor activities
- Participating in learning activities
- Everyday help for the smaller kids – dressing, going outside, etc
- Companying kids groups to the museums, sports events, exhibitions etc.
- Presenting his/her culture
Requirements of the volunteer
- Cheerful and optimistic
- Active, ready to propose ideas
- Ready to work with kids and have enough patience
- Speaking English on a basic communication level
- Friendly and open-minded
- Creative and with an environmental-friendly mindset
All sorts of artistic skills are welcome as they can be used kindergarten’s educational activities. Also love for outdoors would be great, as the kids spend a lot of time outdoors.
Learning outcomes for the volunteer
Working with children, the volunteer will learn about the Estonian culture and values. She/he will also learn Estonian language in
immediate environment – the children are very good teachers and they use simple and necessary vocabulary. Certainly, she/he will
know the traditions of our organization.
While working with children, the volunteer will learn about different pedagogical approached, methods we use in our everyday life;
she/he will learn how to communicate to different children, and develop their patience and tolerance.
To apply fill in the application form in the left column and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB! We are a bit flexible regarding the project dates which means we can change the service dates according to the needs of volunteer.