How much does childcare cost?
Here you will find an overview of the monthly costs of having a child in daycare, nursery care, kindergarten, afterschool care or club arrangements. The rates are valid as per January 2018. Below, you can also read about available discounts.
|Part-time (0-32 hours)||1,702 DKK|
|Full-time (33-48 hours)||2,551 DDK|
|Kindergarten, 2 years 9 months, to 5 years old|
|Part-time, 28 hours||1,148 DDK|
|Integrated institutions, 0 to 5 years|
|Nursery care, full-time (o to 2 years 8 months)||2,551 DDK|
|Food arrangements for nursery children in 6 institutions||411 DDK|
|Kindergarten, full-time (2 years 9 months, to 5 years old)||2,087 DDK|
|Kindergarten, part-time, 28 hours (2 years 9 months, to 5 years old)||1,148 DDK|
|Kindergartens with toddler groups|
|Full-time, 2 to 2 years 8 months (only available as full-time option)||2,551 DDK|
|Full-time, 2 years 9 months, to 5 years||2,087 DDK|
|Part-time (28 hours), 2 years 9 months, to 5 years||1,148 DDK|
|Afterschool arrangements (0. to 2nd class)|
|Full-time place||1,627 DDK|
|Part-time place (from 6.30 to 13.00) morning||376 DDK|
|Holidays - all school holidays and days off except July Month||423 DKK|
|Holidays - July Month - each week||400 DKK|
|Afternoon club (3rd to 6th class, under school auspices)|
Club season - first school day after summer vacation, up to and including 30th June the following year
|Morning care - opportunity to purchase for children in 3. class||538 DDK|
Holiday care - opportunity to purchase for children in 3. class. Rates are per day.
Payment must be made in advance 11 months each year (July is payment-free)
The payment for the SFO- holiday care for the Month of July will, however, be charged each week. The price depends on time spent.
For families with more than 1 child in daycare or afterschool arrangements, sibling discount is provided. Full price must be paid for the most expensive place, and then sibling discount applies to 50% of the additional places.
The term 'sibling' refers to biological siblings, adoptive siblings, and children from different marriages. The children must share the same registered address.
Sibling discount is not offered to children in club arrangements and for food provisions in nurseries.
For children in private institutions or private care, sibling discount is calculated as 85% of the sibling subsidy for the least expensive age-equivalent municipal daycare.
Payment for a place in an institution can be exempted or reduced, if you as parents can show that your household's current income falls within these thresholds (valid 1st January 2018):
|Income:||Payment in % of full rate:|
|Under 173,801 DKK||0%|
173,801 kr. to 177,653 DKK
|177,654 to 539,799 DKK||Payment increases by 1% for every 3,768 DKK rise in income|
|More than 539,800 DKK.||100% payment|
If there is more than one child under 18 in the home, the income thresholds increase by 7,000 kr. for every child over and above the first one.
If you are single
For single applicants, the subsidy grant threshold increases by 60,801 DKK.
Be aware that this refers to genuine single status, which means that you can't be living with the child's father or any other partner.
In individual cases, where payment is not removed or reduced, but where daycare services are considered particularly necessary for social or educational reasons, the local authority may decide to reduce the amount, or exempt the family for payment, if the amount of payment required is a barrier to the child being accepted in and attending day care.
Do you wish to apply for subsidy? - look in the self-service bar (selvbetjening) at the top of the page, or contact Pladsanvisningen - see below contact information.