This is an archived release.
Increase in hourly costs
The hourly costs for the national level continue to increase for all age groups. In ordinary kindergartens, the hourly costs for 0-2 year-olds increased from NOK 76.48 in 2008 to NOK 80.68 in 2009.
Hourly costs for 3 year-olds increased from NOK 57.36 in 2008 to NOK 60.51 in 2009, and for 4-6 year-olds from NOK 38.24 to NOK 40.34 in ordinary kindergartens. For family day-care centres the increase in hourly costs was the same. The hourly costs for 0-2 year-olds increased from NOK 52.21 in 2008 to NOK 57.05 in 2009, for 3 year-olds from NOK 39.16 to NOK 43.46 and for 4-6 year-olds from NOK 26.11 to NOK 28.98.
Less parental payment and higher municipal subsidies
Parental payments accounted for 20 per cent of gross operating expenditures in private kindergartens in 2009, compared to 32 per cent in 2008. This follows the trend from last year whereby state and municipal subsidies account for an increasing share of kindergartens’ revenues. State subsidies accounted for 61 per cent of gross operating expenditures, whereas municipal subsidies accounted for 22 per cent in 2009.
Lowest costs in Vest-Agder
The 2009 figures for ordinary kindergartens show that kindergartens in Vest-Agder had the lowest costs. Monthly costs for 0-2 year-olds in Vest-Agder were NOK 14 522, and highest in Aust-Agder without Svalbard at NOK 15 989. Family day-care costs were lowest in Sør-Trøndelag, with NOK 7 206, and the highest was in Møre og Romsdal with NOK 12 761.
- Table 1 Accounts statistics for private kindergartens. Kindergartens, by type of kindergarten and revenue in per cent of gross expenditures. County. 2009
- Table 2 Average hourly cost for places in private kindergartens, by type of kindergarten and groups of age. County 2009. NOK
- Table 3 Private ordinary kindergartens. Monthly costs for a place in kindergarten by hours of attendance per week and different age groups. County. 2009. 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. County. 2009. NOK