Kindergartens in Norway are pedagogical institutions providing early childhood education and care for children aged 0-5 years. Children start compulsory school the year they turn six.

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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 November in the year that they apply for a place. Children born after the end of November will be entitled to a place in the following year.

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Competency in kindergarten

The professional and personal competencies of its staff are a kindergarten’s most important resource.

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Early Childhood Education and Care

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

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