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.

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Funding of Kindergartens

The government’s goal is to make kindergarten available to all children regardless of their parents’ financial situation.

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Competency in kindergarten

The professional and personal competencies of its staff are a kindergarten’s most important resource and play an essential role in ensuring that the kindergarten is a good arena for formative development, care, play, learning and reducing social inequalities.

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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 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"