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Parents paid 17 per cent of expenditures
Parental payments accounted for 17 per cent of gross operating expenditures in private kindergartens in 2012, a decrease of 1 percentage point from 2011.
|1Number of private kindergartens who has been open all year.|
|All kindergartens1||3 219|
|Average hourly cost|
|Family day-care centres|
|Revenue in per cent of gross expenditures total|
Parents covered 17 per cent of gross operating expenditures in private kindergartens in 2012, which was an even lower share than in previous years. Over the same period, municipal subsidies increased to 82 per cent. State subsidies and other municipal subsidies covered 3 per cent, and other incomes covered 2 per cent of gross operating expenditures in private kindergartens in 2012.
Higher monthly expenses
The mean monthly cost for a full-time place (41 hours per week) increased for all age groups in 2012 compared to the previous year. In ordinary kindergartens, the monthly cost for 0-2 year-olds increased from NOK 15 527 in 2011 to NOK 16 259 in 2012. The monthly cost for the same age group in family day-care increased from NOK 11 355 in 2011 to NOK 12 074 in 2012.
Lowest costs in Østfold
The 2012 figures for ordinary kindergartens show that kindergartens in Østfold had the lowest cost for a full-time place for all age groups, and Sør-Trøndelag had the lowest costs in private family day-care. Aust-Agder and Hordaland had the highest costs for ordinary kindergartens and private family day-care respectively.