What are the options for child care before and after classes?
Enrollment in after school centers
If your child has a delayed school start or changes school, you must contact the placement service (Pladsanvisningen). You should enroll your child in an after-school centre as early as possible, preferably before February 1st.
Every school in Copenhagen has one affiliated after-school center.
The Placement Service sends you an offer to attend the after school-centre in the period from early April to late June.
The City of Copenhagen guarantees a place for all children in an after-school centre. This means that every child from kindergarten class through the first class to the third class will be offered a place in the after-school centre.
Opening and closing hours
Opening hours of after-school centres vary, but a typical centre is open from 7- 8 a.m. and from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Some centres are open later. More information about opening hours can be obtained from the specific centre or from the placement service.
After-school centres offer a wide variety of activities. These range from creative self-expression such as music, theatre, painting, sewing or drawing to more sporting activities such as swimming, football, skating etc.