Prices

Please find information about central maximum price for parental payments in the kindergarten, reduced price and free core time.

Central maximum price

Our kindergartens apply to the central maximum price for parental payments. 
The central maximum price is NOK 3,135 per month as of 1 January 2020.

The central maximum price is set by the Norwegian Parliament and applies to all kindergartens in Norway, both public and private. The kindergartens have the right to charge extra for food.

Reduced price

If you have more than one child in kindergarten within the same municipality, the municipality shall ensure that you get a reduced price in the parental payments. The reduced price applies even if the children are in separate kindergartens, or in kindergartens with different owners.

The reduction in price for the second child is 30% of the parental payment, and 50% for the third child and further.

One household shall not pay more than 6% of their income to the kindergarten. This applies both to private and public kindergartens. The responsibility lies with the municipality.

Free core time for 2, 3, 4 and 5 year olds

From 1 August 2019 every 2, 3, 4 and 5-year old, and children who have postponed school start, who live in low-income households, are entitled to 20 hours of free kindergarten per week. As of 1 August 2019, this free core time applies for households with a total income of less than NOK 548,500 per year.


All applications shall be processed by the municipality where the child is registered at birth.

July is free of charge.

The kindergartens are closed in July, between Christmas and the New Year and at Easter.

Food costs per month: 

Elverhøy, Porsgrunn: NOK 370
Risteigen, Kongsberg: NOK 300
Veslekroa, Bø: NOK 300
Sætreåsen, Notodden: NOK 300