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Increase in municipal subsidies
The share of municipal subsidies for private kindergartens increased by 2 percentage points from 2007 to 2008. The hourly costs increased for all age groups.
At the same time as the municipal subsidies increased, the share of state subsidies and parental payment for private kindergartens decreased also in 2008.
Hourly costs increased
In ordinary kindergartens the hourly costs for 0-2 year-olds increased from NOK 68.14 in 2007 to NOK 76.48 in 2008. Hourly costs for 3 year-olds increased from NOK 51.11 in 2007 up to NOK 57.36 in 2008, and for 4-6 year-olds from NOK 34.07 to NOK 38.24.
For family day-care centres the costs increased correspondingly. The hourly costs for 0-2 year-olds increased from NOK 45.53 in 2007 to NOK 52.21 in 2008, for 3 year-olds from NOK 34.15 to NOK 39.16 and for 4-6 year-olds the costs increased from NOK 22.77 up to NOK 26.11.
Lowest costs in Sogn og Fjordane
The 2008 figures for ordinary kindergartens show that kindergartens in Sogn og Fjordane had the lowest costs. Monthly costs for 0-2 year-olds in Sogn og Fjordane was NOK 13 800.
Hordaland had the highest costs of al the countys in Mainland Norway with NOK 14 400.
Family day-care costs were lowest in Sør-Trøndelag, with NOK 6 300, and highest in Troms, with NOK 10 800.
- Table 1 Accounts statistics for private kindergartens. Kindergartens, by type of kindergarten and revenue in per cent of gross expenditures, by county. 2008
- Table 2 Average hourly cost for places in private kindergartens, by type of kindergarten, groups of age and county 2008. 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. 2008. 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. 2008. NOK