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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Education and Research

Efforts to create the inclusive knowledge society must start early, and the government prioritises to lift the quality in the kindergarten sector. All kindergarten children must have a safe environment for development and learning in excellent kindergartens with enough staff with good expertise.

Funding of Kindergartens

The government's goal is that kindergartens should be available to all children regardless of their parents' finances.

Admission to places

The entitlement to a place in a kindergarten applies to children who turn one year old no later than the end of August in the year that they apply for a place.


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Kindergarten Act

Kindergartens shall provide children under compulsory school age with good opportunities for development and activity in close understanding and collaboration with the children's homes.

OECD – Thematic Review of Early Education and Care Policy in Norway 2015

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has performed a review of Norway's Early Education and Care (ECEC) policy, and the analysis and recommendations were published in June 2015 in the report "Early Childhood Education and Care Policy Review NORWAY"

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The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)