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Government subsidies covered 85 per cent of expenditures
Municipal subsidies accounted for 83 per cent of gross operating expenditures in private kindergartens, while state subsidies accounted for 2 per cent in 2013.
|1Number of private kindergartens who has been open all year.|
|All kindergartens1||3 136|
|Average hourly cost|
|Family day-care centres|
|Revenue in per cent of gross expenditures total|
Municipal subsidies accounted for 83 per cent of gross operating expenditures in private kindergartens, while state subsidies accounted for 2 per cent in 2013. This means that the level of government subsidies has remained stable since 2012. Parental payments accounted for 17 per cent of gross operating expenditures; a decrease of 1 percentage point from 2012.
In recent years, the proportion of government and parental subsidies of private kindergartens’ operating expenditures has seen a marked changed. In 2000, the proportion of government subsidies and payments from parents were almost identical, with 48 and 47 per cent respectively. Ten years later - in 2010 - government grants accounted for 84 per cent, while parental payments accounted for 19 per cent of private kindergartens’ expenses.
Higher hourly costs
The mean hourly cost was higher for all age groups at private ordinary kindergartens in 2013 than in 2012. The largest increase was among the age group 0-2. The hourly cost for children in this age group increased from NOK 90 in 2012 to just over NOK 94 in 2013. For 3 year-olds, the hourly cost increased from NOK 68 to NOK 71, and for the age group 4-6, the corresponding increase was from NOK 45 to NOK 47.
The mean hourly cost also increased for all age groups at private family day-care. For the age group 0-2, the hourly cost increased from NOK 67 to NOK 69, for 3 year-olds from just over NOK 50 to NOK 52 and for the age group 4-6, costs increased from NOK 34 to NOK 35.
Full-time place for 0-2 year-olds costs NOK 17 000
The mean monthly cost for a full-time place at private ordinary kindergartens in 2013 was NOK 17 000 for children aged 0-2 years, NOK 12 700 for 3 year-olds and 8 500 for children in the age group 4-6. At private family day-care, the average monthly price for a full-time place for the above age groups was NOK 12 400, NOK 9 300 and NOK 6 200 respectively. Private ordinary kindergartens in Aust-Agder and private family day-care in Vest-Agder had the highest monthly costs.