This is an archived release.
Proportion of state subsidies fell
State subsidies for private kindergartens fell by 5 percentage points compared to last year. In 2007 state subsidies amounted to 61 per cent of gross operating expenditures, compared with 66 per cent in 2006.
In addition, the proportion of parental payment of all costs in private kindergartens also decreased in 2007, while the municipal subsidies increased slightly.
Hourly costs increased
The hourly cost for 0-2 year-olds in ordinary kindergartens was NOK 68.14, up from 61.48 in 2006, The corresponding rate for family day-care centers was NOK 45.53 in 2007. Hourly costs for 3 year-olds were NOK 51.11 and NOK 34.15 respectively. For 4-6 year-olds the cost war NOK 34.07 and NOK 22.77.
Lowest costs in Telemark
The 2007 figures for ordinary kindergartens show that kindergartens in Telemark had the lowest costs Monthly costs for 0-2 year-olds in Telemark was NOK 11 500. Family day-care costs were lowest in Sør-Trøndelag with NOK 5 800 and highest in Møre og Romsdal with NOK 10 300.
- Table 1 Accounts statistics for private kindergartens. Kindergartens, by type of kindergarten, revenue in per cent of gross expenditures and county. 2007
- Table 2 Average hourly cost for places in private kindergartens, by type of kindergarten, groups of age and county 2007. 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. 2007. 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. 2007. NOK