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All daycare facilities in Trondheim have a coordinated admission process. 

Kindergarten application website

Also use this link to respond to an offer for a position for your child.

Fee and Payment

Fees in Kindergartens

The following fees apply for Trondheim's municipal day-care centres.

Hours in attendance weekly vs monthly fee:

0-9 hours: 440 NOK.
9-16 hours: 930 NOK.
17-24 hours: 1495 NOK.
25-32 hours: 2055 NOK.
33-40 hours: 2585 NOK.
41 hours or more: 2910 NOK.

There is an additional daily meals fee.

Invoice and Payment

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.

Admission and Application Deadlines

A kindergarten application is only valid through the calendar year it is sent in. Those who have applied last year without being assigned a place, need to apply again the following year.

February 1st - Transfer admission deadline

Transfer admission applies to children with a place in a daycare facility by 1st February, who wish to transfer to another unit. 

This means:

  • the child must have been assigned a place in a kindergarten by 1st February
  • the application must be sent by the deadline, i.e. 1st February
  • the desired starting date can be no later than 31st August
  • the places are assigned from August and onwards

 
Admission criteria:
You will find admission criteria in the statues of each kindergarten

The applications for transfer admission that are rejected, are consequently transferred to the supplemental admission process.

March 1st - Main admission deadline

The main admission applies to children who, according to the Kindergarten Act section 12a have a right to a place in a daycare center, but have not been assigned one yet. 

This means:

  • the youngest children must turn one by 31st August
  • the application must be sent in by the deadline, i.e. 1st March
  • the desired starting date can be no later than 31st August
  • the places are assigned from August and onwards

Children with statutory priority (admission critera 1&2) are included in the main admission, regardless of age.

Admission criteria:

You will find admission criteria in the statues of each kindergarten.

No deadline - Supplemental admission

Supplemental admission applies to places that become available in daycare facilities during the course of the kindergarten year. If you accept an offer, your application will be deleted from the waiting list. Therefore, you must send in a new application if you would like to continue to be on the waiting list of other kindergartens. 

The Education Office does not reject applications sent for supplemental admission. Applications are active until you accept an offer of a place in kindergarten, or otherwise until the end of the calendar year.

Admission criteria:

You will find admission criteria in the statues of each kindergarten.

Forms

Kindergarten and SFO application and declaration forms

Amended attendance in Kindergarten

Change of Invoicee - Kindergarten and SFO

Fee reduction in Child Care and SFO - Application

Health Declaration Kindergarten

Leave of Absence - Kindergarten

Medication in Kindergarten and School

Request for Consent (Day-Care)

Contact Information

For more information contact the Early Childhood and Education Office:

Phone +47 979 96 100

fagenhet-ou.postmottak@trondheim.kommune.no

Last update: 02.19.2018

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