Reykjavik City Preschool Department and Education Department operates 81 pre-schools and 39 compulsory schools. It also oversees private schools and family daycare. The office is open on weekdays from 8.20 to 16.15. Telephone number 411 7000.
Information on preschool and other day-care service for children in Reykjavik
List of public pre-schools
List of private pre-schools
Family Day care
Preschool work is governed by the 2008 Law on Preschool Institutions. The Law states that preschool is the first stage of the Icelandic educational system and is intended for all children of preschool age. It is the aim of the preschool to create a healthy and safe environment for children, providing them with good opportunities for emotional and physical development and a happy childhood. Preschools should lay the groundwork for developing children’s skills in the Icelandic language and introduce them to Icelandic society. Also, preschools are supposed to encourage and support parents in their efforts to maintain their child’s mother tongue and teach children to recognise their cultural backgrounds.
Questions and answers for multilingual familiesWelcome to cooperation regarding your preschool childMulticultural Policy for Pre-schools in Reykjavik - January 2006 Glossary of terms for preschools
For parents - Further information on the pre-schools