What are the subsidy rates for private childcare?

Minimum 30 hours a week:

  • Child under 3 * = DKK 6,387 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 2,139
  • Child over 3 ** = DKK 3,797 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 1,266

Child care, 20-29 hours a week:

  • Child under 3* = DKK 5,179 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 1,726
  • Child over 3* = DKK 3,079 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 1,026

Child care, less than 20 hours a week:

  • Child under 3* = DKK 3, 452 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK1,151
  • Child over 3* = DKK 2,052 a month in subsidy payment with a minimum payment from the parent(s) of DKK 684

* 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 stop automatically. 

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

 

What is a free place subsidy?

Your child may be eligible for a free place subsidy in public childcare, private day care and private institutions if the total household income is less than DKK 177,600 per year. The parental payment rate is lowered if the total household income is below DKK 551,700 (before taxes) per year. However, please note that a free place subsidy is not applicable to private childcare run by a childminder. 

Income limits for free place subsidy in 2019

  • Below DKK 177,600 per year (before taxes) - Complete free place
  • DKK 177,601 to DKK 551,699 per year (before taxes) - Partial free place
  • DKK 551,700 (before taxes) and above per year - Paid in full by parents

The income limits are raised by DKK 7,000 for each child under 18 living at home apart from the first child living at home. The income limits are raised by DKK 62,139 for single parents.

Apply for a free place subsidy (in Danish)

What is a sibling subsidy?

If you have more than 1 child and have both children attending a childcare offer (public/private), you will automatically receive a sibling subsidy (søskendetilskud). This means that you pay full price for the most expensive childcare offer and half price for the other childcare offer. 

If both children are enrolled in private childcare, the sibling subsidy is 42.5% of the cheapest child care offer.