New Mustametsä day-care centre to be opened in August
Two new day-care centres of the City of Tampere will be inaugurated at the beginning of August: The Mustametsä day-care centre in Nekala and the Hippos day-care centre in Kissanmaa. In addition, several other day-care centre and school construction and renovation projects are under way in different areas of the city.
The new Mustametsä day-care centre opened its doors on 10 August 2020. The day-care centre also includes facilities for preschool education. The Mustametsä child welfare clinic also operates in the same building.
The Mustametsä unit has around 150 day-care places and around 70 preschool education places. The unit has operations on two different floors. The operations of eight early childhood education groups take place on the floor downstairs, while the preschool education facilities are located on the second floor. There is also a gym hall in the building. The gym hall, lunch room and the small meeting space are also rented out for external use.
The Mustametsä day-care centre replaces the nearby-located Nekala day-care centre that closed its operations in the spring. Operations of the Pikku-Muotiala day-care centre in Muotiala (address Muotialantie 38) will be closed in late autumn 2020, and the children will be relocated to the extended facilities of the Muotiala day-care centre (address Muotialantie 64).
The new facilities of the Hippos day-care centre in Kissanmaa were completed in the beginning of August. The new wooden day-care centre was built on the premises of where the former day-care centre used to stand. The Hippos day-care centre contains facilities for six day care groups. There are spaces for 120 children in total.
The facilities are spacious and adaptable. There will be a multi-function hall and two multi-function rooms, for instance, for the groups to share. The lunch hall and the gym hall (multi-function hall) have their own entrance. These facilities may also be used during evenings.
Two new service voucher day-care centres, located in Tammela and Hervanta, will also be opened in August in Tampere.
The construction and renovation works of Tampere’s day-care centre and school network continue in different parts of the city during the autumn semester of 2020.
For example, the construction of the new Olkahinen school in the northeast area of the city has been started, and the construction works continue after the summer. The construction of the school building will be completed in October 2021 according to the schedule. The Olkahinen day-care centre is currently being renovated.
The construction of the new building of the Pellervo day-care centre and school is also under way. The new facilities of Pellervo will be completed in May 2021.
The renovation of the Pispala school was started during the summer. For the duration of the construction work, the Pispala students will be relocated in the temporary school facilities located on the premises of the Hyhky school, in the Kaarila school and in the Finnish International School of Tampere. The renovation will be completed in January 2022.
The construction of the new building of the Lielahti day-care centre was started last spring, and the day-care centre will be completed in August 2021.
The renovation works continue in the Lentävänniemi school, among others. The renovation is expected to be completed in time for the students to be able to use the facilities from January 2021 onwards.
The renovation of the Linnainmaa day-care centre continues and will be completed in October–November 2020.
Students of the Härmälä school building to be temporarily placed in Hatanpää, students from Hatanpää to be placed in Koivistontie
Due to the indoor air problems detected in the Härmälä school building of the Hatanpää school, the students of the building will be relocated to the Hatanpää school building (address Haapakuja 2) in the beginning of the autumn semester. For this reason, the Hatanpää school’s students in grades 7–9 will be relocated to the Koivistontie facilities where the Tampere Vocational College Tredu used to operate.
Around 380 students will be relocated from the Härmälä school building to the Hatanpää school building, and around 470 students will be relocated from Hatanpää to the Koivistontie facilities.
The operations of the Saukonpuisto school building have ended in the summer of 2020. In the beginning of the school year 2020–2021, the operations of the Kalevanpuisto school building in the city centre will be temporarily relocated to the new temporary facilities in the Vuores area. The operations of the Erho early childhood education unit will also be relocated to the new temporary facilities of Vuores in August.
Text Johanna Toivanen
Photos Hanna Leppänen