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Kindergarten ops! Discover the wonders of daycare on a guided tour

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September 5th, 2015 7:00 am| by Lucie Rychla

Would you like to learn more about the way children are taken care of and educated at the various preschool institutions in Denmark?

Perhaps you have just relocated to Copenhagen with small children in tow and are wondering what types of services local nurseries, kindergartens and playgroups offer.

Expert insights
You can take a guided tour led by Danish experts and visit various daycare centres and playgrounds in the capital to get an idea of how the system works.
Jytte Hare, Ulla Liberg and Erik Sigsgaard, who are behind the initiative, are all child education experts and have many years of experience teaching young children.

The tours can be booked online at and are offered in Danish, Swedish and English.

Popular tradition
In Denmark, daycare institutions have a long tradition and are attended by most children.

In fact, nearly all children (97.2 percent) aged 3-5 years old go to a kindergarten, while 85.4 percent of those aged 6-9 years old attend an afterschool club, according to 2014 figures provided by Statistics Denmark.

English-Speaking Preschools in CPH

Tinytots International Daycare & Preschool – an integrated institution for nursery and kindergarten children aged from 6 months to 6 years old

Sunrise International Preschool – based on the principles of neo-humanist education, offers programs also in Danish to children aged 2 to 6 years old

Montessori International Preschool – for children aged 2.5 to 6 years, based on the philosophy that every child is a unique human being

Children’s Garden International Preschool – for children aged 2 to 6 years old, with a strong focus on environmental rhythms, promoting children’s connection to nature

Copenhagen International School – offers education programs to children aged 3-19 years old; has a rich multicultural environment

Rygaard’s International School – primary and secondary school with long tradition; open to children from 4 years old; strong focus on the religious and moral development of students