International School of Tallinn offers childcare for children aged 2.5 to 6 years. Service is offered on all working days (except school holidays) from 8:45 to 18:00 at Keevise 2, Tallinn.

Children brought to childcare participate in learning and playful activities. The working languages are English and Estonian.

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Daily schedule:

8:45 – 9:00 arrival, free play
9:00 – 11:20 morning circle, morning learning activities, and play time
11:20 – 11:50 lunch
11:50 – 12:30 outdoor activities and free play
12:30 – 14:05 afternoon activities and play (option to have a nap)
14:05 – 14:45 a structured indoor activity
14:45 – 15:15 afternoon snack
15:15 – 16:15 outdoor play time (weather permitting)
16:15 – 18:00 playful activities indoors

Children are taken outdoors twice a day (in the morning and afternoon). Every child must have outdoor clothing suitable for the day’s weather, because outdoor activities proceed even in case of light rain. There are drying cabinets available in the school.

In addition to outdoor clothing, every child is asked to have with them indoor shoes, a spare set of clothes (underpants, t-shirt, pantyhose/pants, socks, jumper) and a water bottle



During the day children are served lunch and afternoon snacks (the menu is available here).

The cost of the meals is included in the service fee. As an alternative, it is possible for children to bring their own food from home.
Breakfast is not offered. At 10:00–10:15 there is a short break with healthy snacks (fruits and/or vegetables) brought from home.g 

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Valid from 01.01.2023

Price for first 2 hours: € 10 per hour
Price after first 2 hours: € 5 per hour
Lunch: € 3.50 (included in the service price).
Afternoon snack: € 0.85 (included in the service price).

Children brought to childcare participate in learning and playful activities. The working languages are English and Estonian.
Pre-registration is required to use the childcare service. You can register until 8:45 on the same day. Unfortunately, we cannot accept children without prior registration. To check the availability of free places and to reserve a place, click here.

Registration can be cancelled the same day in the morning until 8:30 by e-mail or via phone.

Additional information:, +372 5660 0520.

Feedback from parents

Why did you use the IST childcare service?

I am mostly at home with my 2-year-old child, but occasionally there’s a need to become more actively involved in work life. Hence, it was necessary to find a place where my child could be taken care of for a few hours. The childcare service near my workplace offered the most convenient option for this. I could attend the necessary meetings at work while my child was well looked after.

Please share your family’s experience using the IST childcare service.

Our experience with the IST childcare service was entirely positive, from the welcoming morning reception to the planned activities throughout the day.

How did you like the booking system?

The booking system was convenient and logical. I didn’t encounter any problems with booking on the computer, but on mobile, there were a couple of unintuitive aspects that I provided feedback on earlier (selecting the child’s birthdate and the childcare time).

What impressed you?

The kind morning reception, the warmth and attention of the teachers towards the child.

How did your child like our building and playground?

Our child particularly enjoyed crafting and making sand moulds.

What sets our childcare apart from others?

The ideal location, the clear focus on assisting working parents, the flexibility, and the accommodating childcare staff.

Can you name a memorable activity or learning experience that your child had with us?

Crafting superhero masks and capes.

Would you recommend the IST childcare to parents in the Ülemiste campus community? If yes, what would you highlight as our strengths?

I highly recommend IST childcare to the Ülemiste community. It’s a well-thought-out family-friendly service that helps in fitting work and family life together, especially during challenging moments.