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Our Locations

We have three kindergarten locations in Helsinki:




Bumblebees Herttoniemi

Laivalahdenkaari 11

00810 Helsinki

045 210 7303

Linda Nygård

Deputy Manager and Teacher

I have worked as a kindergarten teacher for five years in London, UK and Finland. I hold a BA in Early Years Education and feel like my studies have given me a lot of tools to work as a teacher and manager. My years abroad, being surrounded by different cultures and languages, has expanded my world view and given me tons of inspiration for working with children from all over the world. My passion is to spark the children's imagination and curiosity for the world around them - whether it be through stories or by exploring the outdoors with all of our senses. My goal is to help children reach their full potential and for them to leave for school with a backpack full of 'I can do anything' attitude! As a manager of Herttoniemi, I want to make sure our atmosphere stays warm and welcoming and that all the families feel like they are a part of our community. In my spare time I enjoy working with my hands whether it be sewing, crafting or knitting. Sports and being outdoors is also a big part of my life!

Bumblebees Myllypuro

Neulapadontie 8K
00920 Helsinki

046 920 7306

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Shanarah O'Leary
Deputy Manager and Teacher

I'm originally from Australia and I moved to Finland in 2016. Before moving to Finland, I completed a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. After relocating to Finland I lived for a few years in Jyväskylä and studied Finnish. In 2018, I moved to Helsinki and began working at Bumblebees. In 2019, I began studying Early Childhood Education in Tampere University in their English program, from which I graduated in 2022. I have been working in a number of different positions in Bumblebees, inlcuding as a preschool teacher and now with our 3+4 year age group in Myllypuro. I enjoy creating activities where children are able to express themselves, learn new skills and let their curiosity and imagination shine.

Bumblebees Pihlajamäki

Liusketie 9
00710 Helsinki

050 598 8107

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Monika Civinskiene,

Deputy Manager and Teacher

I have been working in Bumblebees Kindergarten since 2019.  As a mother of two, I understand the importance of quality time with children. I believe in providing a safe, fun, and engaging environment where children can learn through play, creativity, and imagination. It's important to me that children explore their surroundings, discover new things, make mistakes, and become self-confident, emotionally, physically, and mentally strong, and socially courageous. I have a Bachelor's degree in Management from the University of Applied Sciences, and a Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care from Omnia, the Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo region. Welcome to the Bumblebees Kindergarten family!

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