What is the Child-minding guarantee in Copenhagen?
If your child cannot obtain a place when needed, you can choose to enter your child’s name on the guarantee list.
This list guarantees your child a place within two months after you have entered your child’s name on the list. The places offered via the guarantee list will either be day care places or places at a nursery in four kilometers from your home.
Your child’s name can be entered on one specific waiting list and on the guarantee list. If you have registered your child for two specific day care offers, you must replace one of the day care offers with a registration on the guarantee list.
If your child is in private day care or in a private child-minding arrangement, it can also be registered on the guarantee list. If you want to enter your child’s name on the guarantee list, your child will obtain seniority from the day you enter your child’s name on the guarantee list.
Your child will then be guaranteed a place on the date of need if you have entered his or her name on the guarantee list two months before the date of need, at the latest. When a guarantee place is available, it will be offered to the child who has been on the guarantee list for the longest period.
Changes from 1 January 2019
From 1 January, the rules for the guarantee list will be changed. If your child is offered a place from the guarantee list and you accept the place, your child will remain on the specific waiting list.
Please contact the Placement service (Pladsanvisningen) to register your child’s name on the guarantee list.
If your child is older than 2 years and 10 months, your child is guaranteed a kindergarten place within three months from the date that your register your child.