Day care (0-6 years)

Are you bringing your family to Denmark? Then you need to make decisions about your child's day care. We are here to help you make the right one.

In Denmark, both parents (and other legal guardians) most often hold full-time jobs. On average, around 80% of women return to full-time employment after giving birth, which is why most Danish children go to day care.

The below map indicates day care centres that can communicate in English with non-Danish speaking parents.

Day care guaranteed

Each municipality in Denmark is required to provide its residents with day care facilities. Children aged six months to six years are guaranteed placement in a public day care centre within three months of signing up.

NOTE: Placement is not guaranteed at the institution of your choice.

Day care options

The below list describes the day care options offered in Vejle.

  • Daginstitutioner (Day care centres) = Day care centres come in three varieties: 
    • Vuggestuer (Nurseries) offer day care for children aged six months to three years.
    • Børnehaver (Kindergartens) offer day care for children aged three to six years.
    • Aldersintegrede institutioner (Integrated institutions) offer both nursery and kindergarten in one institution.
  • Specialinstitution  (Special-needs institutions) = Institution that cater to children with special needs between ages one and seven years.
  • Dagpleje (Childminders) = This is a private service offered for children aged from a few months old up to three years. The child is typically looked after in a private home.
  • Legestue (Playgroup) = This is part of the childminder service where different groups of children under different childminders meet to play with each other in a playgroup.

Day care costs

Day care services in Vejle Municipality are partially subsidised by the municipality. Families also pay monthly fees. Vejle Municipality is committed to providing a range of different day care options to suit different needs and working hours.

 

For further details about daycare options, please contact: 

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Sidst opdateret: 28. november 2018