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.
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 October in the year that they apply for a place. Children born after October will be entitled to a place in the following year.
Competency in kindergarten
The professional and personal competencies of its staff are a kindergarten’s most important resource.
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.
More on kindergarten
Latest on kindergarten
- Meld. St. 6 (2019–2020) Early intervention and inclusive education in kindergartens, schools and out-of-school-hours care - Report to the Storting 02/11/2020
- OECD – Thematic Review of Early Education and Care Policy in Norway 2015 Report 24/06/2015
- Kindergarten Act Law 09/05/2011
- Report No. 16 to the Storting (2006-2007) - Early Intervention for Lifelong Learning Report to the Storting 15/12/2006
Department for Schools and Kindergartens
Phone: +47 22 24 22 47
Address: Postboks 8119 Dep, 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: Kirkegata 18, Oslo