This fall 9,800 children who turned one year old in September and October received the right to attend a kindergarten. All of the children received a space, according to the government.
– I am glad that more children have gained a place in kindergarten, it will help to give them a good start in life.
It’s also great that municipalities managed to find enough space in a short time, says Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.
Last fall the Government extended right to day care to include children who turn one year old in September and October.
After the expansion, a total of 51,000 one-year-olds have the right to a place – and now figures from the Directorate of Education show that all eligible children recieved a place.
Previously it was only child who turned one year before the end of August, who were entitled to a place in august. Children born later had to, in several cases, wait up to 11 months before they had a space.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today