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Higher costs in private kindergartens
The total cost of a place in a private kindergarten has increased by just under two per cent from 1998 to 1999. The increase for ordinary kindergartens was 1.1 per cent [corrected 08.12.2000], while it was two per cent for family day-care centres.
The hourly cost for the age group 0-2 years in an ordinary kindergarten was thus NOK 44.50, while the similar rate for family day-care centres was NOK 10 less. Hourly costs for three-year-olds were NOK 33.30 and NOK 25.80 respectively, while for the age group 4-6 years the costs were NOK 22.20 and NOK 17.20 respectively.
Rogaland has highest costs in ordinary kindergartens
The 1999 figures for ordinary kindergartens show that kindergartens in Rogaland had the highest costs for the age group 0-2 years, at just over NOK 49 per hour. The only counties under NOK 40 per hour were Sogn og Fjordane and Vest-Agder. Family day-care costs were highest in Finnmark and Hordaland.
Parental payments largest source of income
Parental payments were the largest source of income for the kindergartens in 1999, accounting for 47.2 per cent of gross operating expenditures, a 1.5 per cent point increase on 1998 [corrected 08.12.2000]. The state subsidy constituted almost 38 per cent, while the municipal subsidy came to 8.4 per cent. Total 1999 revenues of the kindergartens came to 101.7 per cent of gross expenditures without investments.
Operating expenditures made up 96.4 per cent of total gross expenditures without investments. Wages and social charges accounted for 83 per cent of operating expenditures.