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Parents paid lower share of kindergarten costs
Parental payments accounted for 34 per cent of gross operating expenditures in private kindergartens in 2004. This compares with 42 per cent in 2003. This follows the trend from last year where state subsidy became the largest source of income for the kindergartens.
State subsidies accounted for 61 per cent of gross operating expenditures, whereas municipal subsidies accounted for 10 per cent. In 2004, the total revenues for private kindergartens amounted to 109 per cent of gross expenditures excluding investments.
The hourly cost for the 0-2 age group in ordinary private kindergartens was NOK 57.55. This compares with NOK 37.20 for family day-care centres. The hourly costs for three-year-old children were NOK 43.16 and NOK 27.90 respectively. For the 4-6 age group the costs were NOK 28.77 and NOK 18.60 respectively.
Troms county with highest costs
The 2004 figures for ordinary kindergartens show that kindergartens in Troms had the highest costs for the 0-2 age group, at NOK 63.21 per hour. Vest-Agder had the lowest costs, at NOK 51.51 per hour. Family day-care centre costs were highest in Finnmark and lowest in Sør-Trøndelag
- Table 1 Accounts statistics for private kindergartens. Kindergartens, by type of kindergarten, revenue in per cent of gross expenditures and county. 2004
- Table 2 Average hourly cost for places in private kindergartens, by type of kindergarten, groups of age and county 2004. NOK
- Table 3 Private ordinary kindergartens. Monthly costs for a place in kindergarten, by hours of attendance per week, different age groups and county. 2004. NOK
- Table 4 Private family day-care centres. Monthly costs for a place in kindergarten, by hours of attendance per week, different age groups and county. 2004. NOK