Nurseries and childcare

How to apply

The municipality has joint coordinated admissions for all nurseries in the municipality, both municipal and private.

You apply online and must register an application for each child. You must apply for at least 3 kindergartens and can apply for up to five. 

You can apply for a place all year round, but March 1 is the application deadline for the main admission, which applies to places from August. You will receive a confirmation email when your application is received.

Read more about nurseries in Arendal. (in Norwegian only)
Online application.

Prices and payment

Maximum price for nurseries

The maximum price for a nurcery place is 3230 kroner a month in 2021. The price of any food offered by a  comes in addition to this. The current price for food at municipal nurseries is 350 kroner a month. The private nurseries may have different prices for food. They have information about this on their own websites. 

Low income families and families with several children attending nurseries

If you have several children attending nurseries, the price is automatically reduced by 30 percent for the second child and 50 percent for the third child.

Low income families can apply for a reduced price. The application form and tax assessments documenting your income must be sent to the municipality nursery office.

Apply for a reduced price (in Norwegian only)