More children in kindergarten queue

Norwegian children.Children playing.Photo Norway Today Media

An increasing number of children are waiting to start in kindergarten. Labour’s Arild Grande is disappointed in the Ministry’s lack of initiative in getting more and better kindergartens.
More and more children waiting to start in kindergarten. While 2398 children under one year were in the wating line in 2014, in 2015 almost 4,000 children were waiting to start in kindergarten.  This is according to figures from the Directorate of Education.
– This is disappointing,  a member of the Family and Cultural Committee for Labor, Arild Grande, says.
The queues grow
– Conservatives have talked about continuous  admissions to the nurseries for a long time and the queues are still growing. Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (H) forgets that he is the minister of the youngest people as well,  Grande says.
State Secretary Birgitte Jordahl Affairs stresses, however, that money has been granted last year and this year, and that these are to provide opportunities to establish 3,400 new spots in the kindergartens for the toddlers.
– In addition, we recently had a hearing on a proposal to amend the Children Act so that 1 year-olds born between 1. September and 31. October also will be granted the right to a spot in the kindergarten from the month they turn one year. This will bring more flexibility for parents and children, said Jordahl.


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