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What are the costs for the different day care options in Copenhagen?

The costs of the day care depends on which type day care you choose for your child.

Cost for day care in 2017

  • Day care (dagpleje) including lunch: DKK 3.199 per month.
  • Nursery (vuggestue) including lunch: DKK 3.483 per month. Without lunch: DKK: 2.868 per month
  • Kindergarden (børnehave): including lunch DKK 2.658 per month. Without lunch DKK 2.021 per month.
  • Half time kindergarten: including lunch DKK 1.648 per month. Without lunch DKK: 1.011 per month.
  • Part time kindergarten: including lunch DKK 2.153 per month. Without lunch DKK: 1.516 per month.
  • After school centre: (Fritidsinstitution/SFO): DKK 953 per month.
  • Special after school centre (special Fritidsinstitution) DKK 953 per month.
  • Youth centre (Fritidsklub): DKK 514 per month.
  • Youth club (Ungdomsklub): Free.
  • Special youth centre (Specialfritidsklub 10-13 years of age): DKK 514 per month.
  • Special youth club (Specialungdomsklub 14-17 years of age): DKK 69 per month.

Subsidies for siblings

If you have a child attending one of the different day care offers you can get subsidies for siblings (søskendetilskud). This means that you pay full price for the most expensive day care offer and half price for the other day care spots.

Cost for private day care in 2017

It costs DKK 3.199 per month for your child to attend private day care. If you are a private day care taking care of your own child you still have to pay this amount. The price is regulated every year in regards to subsidies for siblings and free spots given according to your income.

You can read more about private day care here

Or you can read this brochure in English about Private day care 2017

Here you can find more information on the costs for the different day care options in Copenhagen (In Danish)

Private Childcare costs in 2017

the price is not set by the City of Copenhagen but negotiated with the childminder. For full-time childminding, most parents pay amount that is equivalent to a nursery place.

The Childminders's wage consist of subsidy from the City of Copenhagen and payments from the parent(s). The size of the subsidy depends on the number of hours per week and the age of the child.

The subsidy is paid in arrears into your Nemkonto bank account on the last working day of the month.

The subsidy is paid out once we have received a receipt for your monthly payment. In order to receive the subsidy, you and your child must both be resident in the City of Copenhagen.

Subsidy rates in 2017

Minimum 30 hours a week:

  • Child under 3 * = DKK 6.270 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 2.090.
  • Child over 3 ** = DKK 3.917 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 1.306.

Child care, 20-29 hours a week:

  • Child under 3 * = DKK 5.084 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 1.695​.
  • Child over 3 ** = DKK 3.176 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 1.059.

Child care, less than 20 hours a week:

  • Child under 3 * = DKK 3.389 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 1.154.
  • hild over 3 ** = DKK 2.117 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 706.

* The subsidy is regulated from the first day of the month in which your child turns 3 years old.

A new contract for private childminding must be submitted, otherwise the subsidy will be automatically stopped.

**No later than the first day of the month in which your child is offered a place in grade 0 (reception class).

Can I get a free place subsidy and a sibling subsidy?

  • No, you cannot get a free place subsidy.
  • Yes, you can get a sibling subsidy for private child care. The sibling subsidy is equivalent to 50% of the cheapest place.

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