Welcome to Stepping Stones - Onnentupa!

Where Learning is Serious Fun

English Daycare and Preschool in Espoo

Stepping Stones Onnentupa is a private daycare centre founded in 1993, whose vision has always been to offer friendly environment for children to learn and grow.

Our professional team is experienced and international. Current staff members have been working alongside each other happily for more than 10 years to help provide a safe, fun space for children to explore their interests.

We have great open spaces that provide children with lots of opportunities to learn and have fun. We have a small gym. And frequently make use of great park and playground nearby.


 1-3 years (Finnish/English group)

3-5 years English group

 Pre school group.

Children do not require previous English skills to join our family. Our group programs are always devised to suit individual pedagogical needs.


Children’s learning foundations are based upon having a positive understanding of their own cultural beginnings. Children grow up with the acceptance of diversity in an atmosphere of tolerance and empathy. Our goal is to achieve happy, confident children with the skills to blossom and build upon their own strengths.


We offer freshly cooked/ baked meals daily. 


Play helps to develop social & empathic skills, linguistic expression, imagination, concentration and motor skills. It gives children structure and builds perceptional awareness of their environment and important tools to interact with those they share it with. Encouraging children to process both positive and negative feelings.

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What Parents Say

”We were so happy to have both of our boys experience Onnentupa. All of their teachers have gone out of their way to lead them with active mindset, positive energy, and most of all with respect for the children as unique individuals. And all of this with so much activities, trips and other fun stuff!”
– Anna Freund

”The staff members at Stepping Stones are wonderful. All our children have enjoyed quality care and a variety of regular activities, play and field trips. Aside picking up English language skills, learning happens in an inspiring atmosphere under the guidance of professionals, who are committed to their work and collaboration with parents. Our family could’t ask for a better daycare and kindergarten for our children.”
– Pietilät