Starting this month, ‘Ba, ba, black sheep’ and ‘Mary had a little lamb’ will be on the singing agenda for the day in the Danish daycare system.
For the first time ever, Copenhagen Municipality has made it possible for parents to put their little ones in English-language rooms in the Danish daycare institution system. In future, the two daycare institutions, Børnebyen Vandværket and Idrætsinstitutionen Bavnehøj, will offer English-language rooms for kids.
The move specifically targets the many foreign workers in the capital, who wish their children to feel more comfortable in English-language surroundings.
“These days, there are more and more international workers coming to Denmark to work for Danish companies. And they bring their families and this has led to a demand for more English-language options,” Linda Wendelboe, the head of DI Global Talent, told DR Nyheder.
“When foreign workers come here, they do so while receiving varying wage levels, so there is a need for offers in different price classes.”
The English-language daycare options are reserved for children aged 0-6 belonging to expats who expect to move away from Denmark again within a few years.
Børnebyen Vandværket is located near Vesterport Station, while Idrætsinstitutionen Bavnehøj is situated in the Sydvest district near Enghavevej.