In municipal kindergartens and daycare facilities for lower primary school children the annual payment is split into 11 monthly installments. No invoices are sent out in July.

We have the following payment procedures:

  • An invoice is sent out with claims for payment at the beginning of each month
  • The payment is due on 20th each month
  • The Municipality of Trondheim offers payment options such as automated
    payments and eBilling

If you do not pay on time:

  •  We will send you a reminder/debt collection notice. 
    You will only receive one reminder/debt collection notice. We will calculate the amount of delay interest and late charges you will have to pay.
  • If the payment is still absent, the case will automatically go to the collection 
    agency.
  • In case you do not comply with the collection agency’s request of payment, we will send you a termination notice which applies from the first or the fifteenth of the following month.
  • Application to other kindergartens/daycare facilities for school children cannot be processed as long as there are unpaid invoices from previous caregivers.

Changing the recipient of the invoice
If you want to change the recipient of the daycare invoice, you need to report this on a separate form. The form must be signed by both parents (new and former recipient). If you have failed to pay former invoices, you cannot change the invoicee.

Refunds in case of disease
If your child has been absent from kindergarten/daycare facilities for school children for more than a month in a row due to illness, you can apply for a refund of the monthly fee and the daily meals fee. The duration of the illness has to be documented by a medical statement that you attach to your application.

Daily meals fee
In addition to the monthly fee for kindergarten/daycare facilities for school children, you will need to pay a daily meals fee. The amount of the daily meals fee is determined by the User Council/School Cooperation Committee.

Settling in to a municipal kindergarten
Daycare fees are to be paid from the day you are offered to start attending a kindergarten. As a general rule, this falls on the first or the fifteenth of the month.

In August there are many new children settling in daycare. Here we have the following rule: Children who are offered a place from 1st August shall have started attending a kindergarten by 10th August. These families pay for the entire month of August. Children who are offered a place from 11th August and onwards pay their fees from the date they are offered a place.

Concerning settling in to a new kindergarten or a new department: if you are offered a place in a kindergarten from 1st of the month, you shall have started attending it by 10th. These families pay for the entire month concerned. Children who are offered a place from 11th of the month and onwards pay their fees from the date they are offered a place. Therefore, the offer date and the commencement date must be the same.

Starting in a daycare facility for lower primary school children
You need to pay for your place in daycare for school children from the day you are offered one. An exception to this rule is made when new schoolchildren start attending daycare at the beginning of the academic year, in August. Those offered a place before 15th August pay for the entire month.

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