The average Norwegian household paid just over NOK 2,900 a month for a daycare center place ,with dietary allowance and other supplementary expenses, in January 2020.
For the kindergarten place itself, an ordinary Norwegian family paid NOK 2,600 a month. In addition, the kindergartens on average demanded just over NOK 300 to cover costs and other supplementary expenses, according to new figures from Statistics Norway (Statistics Norway).
From January 2019 till the same month in 2020, the maximum price for kindergarten places increased from NOK 2,990 to NOK 3,135 a month, which is a nominal increase of 4.8 per cent. Since most kindergartens follow this rate, this has contributed to increased parental payments to kindergartens.
However, the average price increased less than that. The explanation for this is that from 1 August the government extended the free ‘core period scheme’ to 2-year-olds as well.
Parents with children in private kindergartens pay on average more for dietary and other expenses than parents with children in municipal kindergartens.
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