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How do I enroll my children in day care or kindergarten?
To enroll your child into daycare or kindergarten, you and your child need to have a registered address in Copenhagen and your child need to have a CPR-number.
Options regarding daycare/kindergarten
Nursery and daycare: Age 6 months-2 years and 10 months
Your child can be cared for in a nursery (in Danish: “vuggestue”) or in daycare (in Danish: “dagpleje”) run by a child minder if the child is aged between 6 months and 2 years and 10 months. In both offers there will be activities supporting the individual child's development.
Kindergarten: Age 2 years and 10 months-5 years
Your child can be cared for in a kindergarten (in Danish: “børnehave”) if the child is aged between 2 years and 10 months and 5 years. In the kindergarten there will be activities supporting the child's development.
Enrollment procedure from 1 January 2019
If you are not yet living in Copenhagen, but only need advice and guidance regarding daycare, kindergarten, or school, please search here on the homepage for newcomers or/and contact one of the local area offices shown in the table below.
From here you need to do the following:
Contact the local area office that your family belong to according to your address. See addresses and contact information for the local area offices below. Following information is needed from you when contacting the local area office:
- Name of the child
- Parents contact information (email and/or telephone number)
- Country of origin
- The child's most fluent language
The coordinator from the local area office will invite you and your child to a meeting to uncover your child´s needs to make sure that your child will have the best individual offer for daycare or kindergarten.