State subsidies still high for private kindergartens
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Accounts for private kindergartens2005



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State subsidies still high for private kindergartens

The state subsidy accounted for 61 per cent of the gross operating expenditure in private kindergartens in 2005. This means the level of state subsidy has remained stable since 2004.

Parental payments accounted for 32 per cent of gross operating expenditures in 2005, slightly less than in 2004. The municipal subsidy covered 14 per cent, an increase from 10 per cent in 2004.

The national level

The hourly cost for the age group 0-2 year-olds in an ordinary kindergarten was NOK 60.38, while the corresponding rate for family day-care centres was NOK 39.96. The hourly expenses for three-year-old children were NOK 45.29 and NOK 29.97 respectively. For the age group 4-6 year-olds the costs were NOK 30.19 and NOK 19.98.

Lowest costs in Vest-Agder

The 2005 figures for ordinary kindergartens show that kindergartens in Vest-Agder had the lowest hourly cost for all age group. The cost for 0-2 year-olds in Vest-Agder was NOK 55.84 per hour. Troms had the highest expenses for the same age group at NOK 66.02 per hour. Family day-care costs were highest in Sogn og Fjordane and lowest in Sør-Trøndelag