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If you need childcare, your children can be well looked after in a safe and stimulating environment.

The childcare system for children aged 0 to 5 years (preschool) is highly prioritised in Denmark, as both parents usually work. This means that your child can be well looked after in a safe and stimulating environment, while you concentrate on your work.

Childcare options

The majority of childcare programmes are located in institutions you sign up for. Your local municipality manages the childcare programmes and the price varies.

In 2013 the average price for enrolling children between 0 to 3 years in a public nursery was DKK 2.800 (approx. 370 Euros) per month. This amount is reduced when your child reaches the age of 3 to 5 years. In 2013 the average price for a child in this age group was DKK 1.600 (approx. 215 Euros) per month. Furthermore, you get a price reduction if you enrol siblings in public institutions.

Of course, you may also choose a childcare provider in a private home. It is possible to advertise for a private childcare provider in the local newspaper. The price of such care depends on whether the municipality has an agreement with the childcare provider.

Learn more about childcare options and rates at your local municipality or at the common public portal