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English-language groups in public childcare

Expats have the option to enrol their child in English-language groups in public childcare institutions.

3 public childcare institutions in Copenhagen provide groups in which the everyday language used is English:

  • Børnebyen Vandværket (Studiestræde 54 in Copenhagen K) offers 1 day-nursery group for infants and 1 kindergarten group.
  • Idrætsbørnehaven Bavnehøj (Bavnehøj Allé 40 in Copenhagen SV) offers 1 kindergarten group.
  • Topstykket (Julius Andersen Vej 2A, 2450 Copenhagen SV) offers 1 kindergarten group

English may be the native language of some children, whereas others will learn it as a second language. The daily activities and pedagogical frameworks of the English-language groups are similar to the Danish childcare offers.

Who can apply

The groups are intended for children in the age group between 0 and 6. To apply for a place in these groups:

  • Both parents must be of non-Danish nationality
  • Their municipality of residence must be Copenhagen
  • At least ONE of the parents must be employed in Denmark with an interim employment contract with an end date.

How to apply

You must download and fill in the application form below and send it by secure mail (log in with NemID) to Pladsanvisningen (the Placement service).

Documentation of your officially registered address must be attached with an interim employment contract with an end date. EU citizens must further attach a copy of their passport. Non-EU citizens must provide proof of work and residence permits. 

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Facts about English-language groups

Arrange a visit

We welcome you to visit our child care institutions before applying for a place. Please contact the institution to arrange a visit so that they can set time aside to show you around the premises. 

Facts

Børnebyen Vandværket is a large child-care offer established in the heart of Copenhagen. It has room for 400 children between the age of 0 and 6 years. Vandværket comprises 6 smaller houses – each with their own playground. On 1 June 2017, 2 groups in one of the houses were set up as a day-nursery for a group of 12 children and a kindergarten for a group of 22 children, respectively.

  • Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00-17:00
  • Tours of the English department are available on the first Wednesday of each month. You can contact the pedagogical leader, Sisse Trolle Laiq, at silind@kk.dk to make an appointment.

The child-care offer Idrætsinstitutionen Bavnehøj has established an English-language group for the age group between 2 and 6. There is room for 24 children. The English-language group will be close to the other groups of the child-care offer, as it will be housed in renovated rooms.

  • Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 6:45-17:00
  • You can visit the institution on certain dates in 2019 (13/8, 3/9, 2/10, 5/11 and 3/12). The visiting hours are from 9:30 to 10:30. You can contact the pedagogical leader, Linda Højbjerg, at 37638@buf.kk.dk to make an appointment.

Topstykket has an English language kindergarten group (22 children).

  • Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00-17:00
  • To arrange a visit, you can contact Tina Alm at 29 31 02 78, Monday-Friday, 9:00-13:00.

CONTACT

Pladsanvisningen

Nyropsgade 7, 1st floor

1602 København V

Office opening hours

Monday

09:00 - 13:00

Tuesday

09:00 - 13:00

Wednesday

09:00 - 13:00

Thursday

13:00 - 18:00

Friday

09:00 - 13:00

Phone opening hours

Monday

09:00 - 13:00

Tuesday

09:00 - 13:00

Thursday

13:00 - 18:00

Friday

09:00 - 13:00

Pladsanvisningen holder lukket fredag den 27. maj 2022.