Parents covered lower share of costs
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Accounts for private kindergartens2006



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Parents covered lower share of costs

Parental payments accounted for 25 per cent of gross operating expenditures in private kindergartens in 2006, compared to 32 per cent in 2005. This follows the trend from last year whereby state and municipal subsidies account for an increasing share of kindergarten revenues.

State subsidies accounted for 66 per cent of gross operating expenditures, whereas municipal subsidies accounted for 17 per cent. In 2006, total revenues for private kindergartens amounted to 111 per cent of gross expenditures excluding investments.

The national level

The hourly costs for 0-2 year-olds in ordinary kindergartens were NOK 61.48, while the corresponding rate for family day-care centres was NOK 40.91. Hourly costs for 3 year-olds were NOK 46.11 and NOK 30.68 respectively. For 4-6 year-olds the costs were NOK 30.74 and NOK 20.45.

Lowest costs in Østfold

The 2006 figures for ordinary kindergartens show that kindergartens in Østfold had the lowest hourly cost for all age groups. Hourly costs for 0-2 year-olds in Østfold were NOK 56.95. Troms had the highest hourly costs for the same age group, with NOK 66.88. Family day-care costs were lowest in Sør-Trøndelag and highest in Vest-Agder.