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Childcare guarantee

If you are unable to obtain a childcare place for your child when you need one, you can add your child's name to the guaranteed list.

You can choose to add your child to the guaranteed list to ensure that your child receives a place in a nursery or with a public childminder within 2 months.  

If you are moving to Copenhagen with a child older than 3 years, the childcare guarantee will automatically apply. Your child is guaranteed a place in a kindergarten located a maximum of 4 kilometres from your residence and within 3 months from the date you registered your address with Folkeregisteret (the Danish National Registration Office).

Both you and your child must have a CPR number and a registered address in Copenhagen when you apply for public childcare. Your choice of childcare will depend on the age of your child.

Adding your child to the guaranteed list

Your child can be signed up on one specific waiting list and the guaranteed list at the same time. If you have signed up your child on the waiting lists of two specific childcare places, you must replace one of them with the guaranteed list.

If your child is currently in private childcare, your child’s name can be placed on the guaranteed list. To sign up your child on the guaranteed list, or for more details, please contact Pladsanvisningen (the placement service) using the information in the contact box below.

If you accept a guaranteed place

If you accept an offer from the guaranteed list for your child, your child will still be signed up on the specific waiting list.

If you decline a guaranteed place

If you decline a place from the guaranteed list, your child’s name will be taken off the guaranteed list. Your child will still be signed up on the specific waiting list and is eligible to be signed up on one additional specific waiting list.

Questions and answers

What is the difference between the guaranteed list and a specific waiting list?

Signing up your child on the guaranteed list means that your child is guaranteed a place in a nursery or with a childminder within 2 months.

Signing up your child on a specific waiting list means that you get to choose a specific nursery or childminder but it is not possible to say in advance how long you will have to wait before a place becomes available.

Who is not eligible to be signed up on the guaranteed list?

If your child is already enrolled in public childcare, he or she cannot be placed on the guaranteed list, unless you move within the municipality of Copenhagen and the distance from your old home to your new home is greater than 4 kilometres.

Children who do not live in the municipality of Copenhagen cannot be signed up on the guaranteed list.

CONTACT

Pladsanvisningen

Nyropsgade 7, 1st floor

1602 København V

Office opening hours

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09:00 - 13:00

Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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Phone opening hours

Monday

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Tuesday

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Thursday

13:00 - 18:00

Friday

09:00 - 13:00