Description of Ankanpesä (“Duck’s Nest”) Foster-home

Ankanpesä is a large detached house on two floors with a genuinely homely feel. There is ample room for four children or young people. Common living areas upstairs include living room, dining area, kitchen, balcony, storerooms and a bathroom. Downstairs there are sauna, shower, toilet and a relaxation room with fireplace.

Outside is a sheltered front courtyard and gardens to the rear of the property overlooking the lake Saimaa. We offer a safe environment in the semi rural neighbourhood of Tuppurala. Services are nearby with excellent transport links.

Our values are openness, honesty and tolerance. We respect the close and peer-to-peer networks of children and adolescents, and we best support the child and the young to build a genuine identity.

We develop our operations and extend our expertise based on the feedback we receive.

There is also one crisis accommodation in Ankanpesä. For example, a pregnant teenager or a mother with a newborn can be accommodated here for guidance and encouragement.

We offer separately invoiced family care.


Our staff are trained and knowledgeable, and we have a long experience in child protection.

Our strengths are:

  • Psychiatric competence
  • Multicultural competence
  • Disability expertise
  • Baby-care skills
  • An apartment for a newly independent


Ankanpesä is situated in a quiet area of Tuppurala district on the shores of Lake Saimaa but still easily accessible to the centre of Mikkeli and all of the amenities on offer there. Mikkeli has plentiful opportunities for studying and different leisure time activities. There are several schools and educational institutions, the beach is close by and the jogging trail runs between the grounds and the lake.

Ankanpesä can be found clicking this link https://goo.gl/maps/Fsf85ewtWm9Fi8B2A

Contact information

  • Tuulastie 5, 50190 Mikkeli
  • ankanpesa(at)surffi.fi
  • Gsm: +358405351958