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Rising costs in private kindergartens
From 2000 to 2001 the total cost per full-time child in an ordinary private kindergarten increased by 6.5 per cent. For family day-care centres the increase was 8.6 per cent.
The hourly cost for the age group 0-2 years old in an ordinary kindergarten was thus NOK 49.46, while the corresponding rate for family day-care centres was NOK 39.77. The hourly expenses for three-year-old children were NOK 37.10 and NOK 29.83 respectively. For the age group 4-6 the costs were NOK 24.73 and NOK 19.89 respectively.
Highest costs in ordinary kindergartens in Rogaland
The 2001 figures show that ordinary kindergartens in Rogaland had the highest expenses for the age group 0-2 years, at NOK 53.26 per hour. Vest-Agder had the lowest costs with NOK 43.87 per hour. Family day-care costs were highest in Hordaland and lowest in Sogn og Fjordane.
Parental payments largest source of income
Parental payments were the largest source of income for the kindergartens in 2001.Parental payments accounted for 45.9 per cent of gross operating expenditures, which is a 0.9 per cent point decrease from 2000. The state subsidy constituted 40.5 per cent, while the municipal subsidy was 7.7 per cent. Total 2001 revenues of the kindergartens added up to 102 per cent of gross expenditures without investments.
Operating expenditures made up 96.8 per cent of total gross expenditures without investments. Wages and social charges accounted for 82.7 per cent of operating expenditures.
- Table 1 Accounts statistics for private kindergartens. Kindergartens, by type of kindergarten, revenue in per cent of gross expenditures and county. 1995-2001
- Table 2 Average hourly cost for places in private kindergartens, by type of kindergarten, groups of age and county. 1995-2001. NOK
- Table 3 Private ordinary kindergartens. Monthly costs for a place in kindergarten by hours of attendance per week and different age groups, by county. 2001. NOK
- Table 4 Private family day-care centres. Monthly costs for a place in kindergarten by hours of attendance per week and different age groups, by county. 2001. NOK