Schooling and Child Care

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Child Care/Day Care in Danish
All young children in Denmark have the option of enrolment in a child care centre. There are a variety of child care options for children from 0-6 years of age. Each municipality determines its own overall goals and framework of child care options.

Day care
In this option, a group of children between the ages of 6 months and 2-3 years are taken care of by the child minder at her home. There can be up to 4 children apart from the child minders own children. If two child minders decide to work together, they can take care of up to 10 children. Most child minders are women.

Day Nursery
This is also a childcare option for children between 6 months and 2-3 years old. The number of children differs, but on average there are 4 children per childcare employee. The nurseries are equipped with toys for children in the different age groups. The nurseries also have outdoor areas with swings, sandpits etc., and the children are regularly taken on excursions to e.g. the beach or the woods.

Crèche/ Pre-K/ Kindergarten
For children aged 3 to about 6/7. The institutions vary in size, but on average there are 6 children per kindergarten teacher. They have a wide variety of toys for the children, and have an outdoor area with a playground and possibly also bicycles and carts.

Private Day care
Some municipal authorities award a grant to parents so their children can be put in private day care.
For more information see: 
www.privatdagplejedanmark.dk (DA)
 
Costs of Child care
The price of child care is determined by the municipal board, but according to state law, parents must not be charged more than 25-28% of the cost of the child's care in the institution. This cost is also influenced by whether the institution offers meals.


Child Care/Day Care in English
 
Language programs for kids and teens
Young children are the most receptive language-learners, and bilingual kids have an advantage in school, on standardised tests, in college admissions and their careers. Berlitz Kids + Teens makes learning a language fun, so why not set them on the path to success now?
All language instructors on the Berlitz Kids + Teens programs are native speakers and have experience working with children.
For more information go to: www.berlitz.dk 
 
MYNANNY
H.C. Ørstedsvej 50C
1879 Frederiksberg C

Contact:
(+45) 40500340
e-mail: info@mynannydk.nu
www.mynannydk.nu
 
Cécile, a french expat, launched the nanny-agency in order to provide families with the best security available when hiring a nanny. MYNANNY connects the family with the nanny that suits their needs the best, and makes sure that the kids are in good hands whenever it is needed.
 
 
Private Day care
Private day care is a childcare option whereby a parent couple makes arrangements to look after their own and another family’s child. There are no age limits other than your own.
 
Kidz R Os
Lyshøjgårdsvej 45
2500 Valby 

Contact:
(+45) 27346539
e-mail: contact@kidzros.dk
www.kidzros.dk
 

Kidz R Os is an International Daycare and Vuggestue that has started up from Jan 5, 2015 and is located at Lyshøjgårdsvej 45, 2500 Valby.
Kidz R Os is a fully licensed facility and adheres to Danish Safety Regulations.


Private Child care
Private child care is a childcare option where you can receive a grant to employ your own nanny. Private child care is for children from 24 weeks to six years of age. In addition to using the City of Copenhagen’s electronic notice board, it could also be useful to look for a nanny through Jobcenter København, telephone +45 82 56 56 82.


Pre Kindergarten
This option allows for children to learn through fun and games together with children of similar age. The children learn to become aware of themselves and their abilities, as well as how their actions and words affect others. For more information contact the International Schools listed in the “International Schooling” section below.
 
Drivhuset
Kollegiebakken 13
2800 Kgs Lyngby

Contact: 
(+45) 45 28 54 90
e-mail: drivhuset@ltk.dk
  
www.drivhuset.ltk.dk
 
The Little Montessori School
Lundtoftevej 97
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Age/Level: 2,5-6 years old

Contact:
(+45) 45 93 52 95 
e-mail: littlemontessori@mail.dk  
www.littlemontessori.dk

Sunrise International Preschool
Norgesmindevej 32
2900 Hellerup
Age/Level: 2-6 years
 
Contact:
(+45) 35 43 23 17 
e-mail: info@sunrisepreschool.dk  
www.sunrisepreschool.dk 
 
Stepping Stones Pre-school
Bernstorffsvej 230
2920 Charlottenlund
Age/Level: 1,5-5 years old
 
Contact:
(+45) 35 12 33 30 
e-mail: info@steppingstones.dk  
www.steppingstones.dk
 
 
The Aarhus Academy for Global Education (AAGE)
Bushøjvænget 133
8270 Højbjerg

Contact:
(+45) 86726060
e-mail: info@aarhusacademy.dk
www.aarhusacademy.dk
 
Mary's International Kindergarten / Maria Mikkelsens Børnehave
Hyrdestræde 3
6000 Kolding
Age/Level: 3-6 years old

Contact:
(+45) 75 52 14 12
e-mail: 
mail@maria-mikkelsens.dk 
http://www.mariamikkelsen.dk/   
 
Danish schooling
Denmark has a policy of nine years' compulsory education. Children are to be taught from the age of seven. Most children, however, start in a pre-school class when they are six. After nine years of primary and lower secondary school, it is up to the individual to decide whether they want to pursue further education.

Primary and Lower Secondary School
All children are entitled to free tuition at Danish municipal primary and lower secondary school. This tuition includes a one-year, pre-school class followed by nine years of primary and lower secondary school and a tenth class which is optional.
For more information click here

Upper Secondary School
Following primary school, which is completed at the age of 16-17, nearly all Danish students continue on to some form of upper secondary education. Upper secondary education consists of general and vocational programmes for students from 16-20 years old. A number of study programmes are offered in foreign languages. This school provides an entry into higher education programmes.

International schooling (list of schools)
There are several International Schools in Denmark, and schools which offer an English-language IB programme (primarily upper secondary education). Below is a list of international schooling currently available.
For information on enrollment costs and supported age groups, please consult the invidivudal websites or contact the school administration.
 
Copenhagen
Bjørn's International School 
Gartnerivej 5
2100 Copenhagen Ø 
Age/Level: 6-16 years old

Contact:
(+45) 39 29 29 37
e-mail:
kontoret.101152@skolekom.dk  
www.b-i-s.dk      
   
Copenhagen Euroschool 
Gl. Kongevej 15C
1610 Copenhagen V 
Age/Level: 1-9 grade

Contact: 
(+45) 33 25 22 48
e-mail:
euroschool.101188@skolekom.dk  
www.euroschool.dk  

 
Institut Sankt Joseph
Dag Hammarskolds Allé 17
2100 Copenhagen Ø 
Age/Level: 5-16 years old

Contact:
(+45) 31 10 08 39

Prince Henrik's School (Lycée Français de Copenhauge) 
Frederiksberg Allé 22A
1820 Frederiksberg C
Age/Level: 3-18 years old

Contact:
 (+45) 33 21 20 48

Sankt Petri Schule
Larslejsstræde 5
1451 Copenhagen K
Age/Level: 0-9 grade

Contact:
(+45) 33 13 04 62
e-mail:
kontor@adm.sanktpetriskole.dk  
www.sanktpetriskole.dk  
 
Øresunds International School
Engvej 153
2300 Copenhagen S
Age/Level: 0-9 grade
 
Contact:
(+45) 32 59 80 02 
e-mail: 
ois@mail.sonofon.dk  
www.o-i-s.dk 
 
Østerbro International School
Præstøgade 17
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Age/Level: 5-16 years old
 
Contact:
(+45) 70 20 63 68
e-mail:
info@oeis.dk
www.oeis.dk   

Greater Copenhagen
Bernadotteskolen
Hellerupvej 11
2900 Hellerup
Age/Level: 0-10 grade

Contact:
(+45) 39 62 28 37
e-mail:
tlh@bernadotteskolen.dk
www.bernadotteskolen.dk (Follow the link: International School)

Children's Garden International Preschool
Bernstorffvej 75
2900 Hellerup
Age/Level: 3-18 years old
 
Contact:
(+45) 73 75 29 00
e-mail:
info@childrensgarden.dk  
www.childrensgarden.dk

Copenhagen International School
Hellerupvej 22-26
2900 Hellerup
Age/Level: 3-18 years old
 
Contact:
(+45) 39 46 33 00
e-mail:
cis@cisdk.dk  
www.cis-edu.dk

HIS Cirkelhuset
Christianshusvej 16
2970 Hørsholm
Age/Level: 11-17 years old
 
Contact:
(+45) 45 57 26 16
e-mail:
his@ngg.dk  
www.his.dk

Rygårds Skole
Bernstorffsvej 54
2900 Hellerup
Age/Level: 4-16 years old

Contact:

(+ 45) 39 62 10 81
e-mail:
admin@rygaards.com  
www.rygaardsskole.dk 
 
European School Copenhagen
Sjælør Boulevard 135
2500  Valby
Age/Level: 0 - 10 grade
 
Contact:
(+45) 24 78 34 53
e-mail: sap@escph.dk

Zealand
Herlufsholm Skole og Gods
Herlufsholm Allé 170
4700 Næstved
Age/Level: 12-18 years old

Contact:
(+45) 55 75 35 00 
 
e-mail: rektorkontor@herlufsholm.dk  
www.herlufsholm.dk      
 
Skt. Josef’s International School
Frederiksborgvej 10
DK-4000 Roskilde
Age/Level: 5 -16 years old
Contact:
+45 46 35 25 26
Odense International School - Henriette Hørlücks Skole
Slotsvænget 1-3 & 4 
5000 Odense C 
Age/Level: 0-9 grades
 
Contact:
(+45) 29373171
e-mail: js
@hhskole.dk   
www.odenseinternationalschool.dk  
 
Jutland
The Aarhus Academy for Global Education (AAGE)
Bushøjvænget 133
8270 Højbjerg
Age/Level: kindergarden to upper secondary school
 
Contact:
(+45) 86726060
www.aarhusacademy.dk
 
Esbjerg International School
Guldager Skolevej 4
6710 Esbjerg V 
Age/Level: 3-17 years old

Contact:
(+45) 76 10 53 99
e-mail: mail@esbjerginternationalschool.dk  
www.esbjerginternationalschool.dk  

International School of Aarhus
Engtoften 22
8260 Viby J
Age/Level: 5-15 years old

Contact:
(+45) 86 11 45 60
e-mail:
adm@interskolen.dk  
www.isaa.dk

 
International School of Als
Vølundsgade 18
6400 Sønderborg
Age/Level: 6-16 years old

Contact:
(+45) 74 43 05 50
www.isals.dk

International School Ikast-Brande
Kongevejen 39
7430 Ikast
Age/Level: 5-14 years old

Contact:
(+45) 90 60 46 46
e-mail: 
info@isib.dk  
www.isib.dk    
 
Skipper Clement School International Department
Gammel Kærvej 28-30
9000 Aalborg
Age/Level: 5-16 years old

Contact:

(+45) 98 12  11 88
e-mail:
aalborginternational@yahoo.com  
www.aais.dk
 
 
Upper secondary schools / High schools

Greater Copenhagen area
Birkerød Gymnasium og HF
Søndervangen 56
3460 Birkerød

Contact:
(+45) 45 81 02 56
e-mail:
 
ib@birke-gym.dk  
www.birke-gym.dk 

Copenhagen International School
Hellerupvej 22
2900 Hellerup

Contact:
(+45) 39 46 33 00
e-mail:
cis@cisdk.dk  
www.cis-edu.dk
 
Copenhagen Technical College                                                  
Tæbyvej 65 
2610 Rødovre
                                                                              
Contact:
(+45) 35 86 36 86
e-mail: taebyvej@kts.dk
www.kts.dk

Nørre Gymnasium
Mørkhøjvej 78
2700 Brønshøj

Contact:
(+45) 44 94 27 22
e-mail:
ha@norreg.dk  
www.norreg.dk

Prins Henrik Skolen (Lycée Français)
Frederiksberg Allé 22A
1820 Frederiksberg C

Contact:
(+45) 33 21 20 48
e-mail:
info@lfph.dk  
www.prinshenrikskole.dk  

Sankt Petri Skole (German)
Larslejsstræde 5
1451 Copenhagen K

Contact:
(+45) 33 13 04 62
e-mail:
kontor@adm.sanktpetriskole.dk  
www.sanktpetriskole.dk
 
Zealand
Herlufholm Skole
Herlufholm alle 170
4700 Næstved

Contact:
 
 
Funen
Nyborg Gymnasium og HF
Skolebakken 13
5800 Nyborg

Contact:
(+45) 65 31 02 17
e-mail:
post@nyborg-gym.dk   
www.nyborg-gym.dk 
 
Jutland
Grenaa Gymnasium og HF
N P Josiassensvej 21
8500 Grenaa


Contact:
(+45) 87 58 40 50
e-mail:

gg@grenaa-gym.dk  
www.grenaa-gym.dk

Hasseris Gymnasium
Hasserisvej 300
9100 Aalborg

Contact:
(+45) 96 32 71 10
e-mail:
hg@hasseris-gym.dk  
www.hasseris-gym.dk  

Ikast-Brande Gymnasium (IB Diploma Programme)
Bøgildvej 2
7430 Ikast

Contact:
(+45) 97 15 36 11
e-mail:
ig@ikast-gym.dk  
www.ikast-gym.dk    

Kolding Amtsgymnasium og HF-Kursus
Skovvangen 10
6000 Kolding

Contact:
(+45) 76 33 96 00
e-mail:
kag@kolding-gym.dk  
www.kolding-gym.dk

Struer Gymnasium og HF-kursus
Jylandsgade 2
7600 Struer

Contact:
(+45) 97 85 43 00
e-mail: 
ABT@stgym.dk  
www.struer-gym.dk
 
 
Universities

Copenhagen
Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3 
2000 Frederiksberg

Contact:
(+45) 38 15 38 15
e-mail:
cbs@cbs.dk  
www.cbs.dk  

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
2300 København S

Contact:
(+45) 72 18 50 00
e-mail: itu@itu.dk 
www.itu.dk 
   
University of Copenhagen
Nørregade 10
1165 Copenhagen K

Contact:
(+45) 35 32 26 26
e-mail:
ku@ku.dk 
www.ku.dk    
 
 
Zealand 
DTU - Technical University of Denmark
Anker Engelundsvej 1
Building 101A
2800 Lyngby

Contact:
(+45) 45 25 25 25
e-mail:
dtu@adm.dtu.dk  
www.dtu.dk   

Roskilde University
Universitetsvej 1
P.O. Box 260
4000 Roskilde

Contact:
(+45) 46 74 20 00
e-mail:
ruc@ruc.dk
www.ruc.dk
 
Funen
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M

Contact:
(+45) 65 50 10 90
e-mail:
sdu@sdu.dk
www.sdu.dk
(SDU has locations all around Denmark to get a review please press this link www.sdu.dk)
 
Jutland
Danish School of Media and Journalism
(Danmarks Medie og Journalisthøjskole)
Olof Palmes Allé 11 
8200 Århus N 

Contact:
(+45) 89 44 04 40
e-mail:
info@dmjx.dk
www.dmjx.dk   
 
Engineering College of Aarhus
(Ingeniørhøjskolen i Århus)
Dalgas Avenue 2 
8000 Århus C 

Contact:
(+45) 87 30 22 00
e-mail:
iha@iha.dk
www.iha.dk   
 

Aalborg University
Fredrik Bajers Vej 5 
9100 Aalborg
Postboks 159

Contact:
(+45) 99 40 99 40
e-mail:
aau@aau.dk  
www.en.aau.dk    

 
   
Private and Boarding schools
Denmark has a nearly 200 year old tradition of private schools. The private schools offer schooling in line with that offered by the municipal primary and lower secondary schools; however, the private schools have a higher degree of freedom relating to the way in which they organise this schooling. There are six main boarding schools Sorø Akademi, Herlufsholm Skole, Nyborg Gymnasium, Struer Gymnasium, Grenå Gymnasium, and Viborg Gymnasium.
For more information click here
 
English speaking boarding schools
 
Jutland
The International
Vesterhavsvej 43
6990 Ulfborg
 
Au Pairs
Having an au pair join the family in their everyday life has become quite popular for both Danish and expat families. This gives the family the opportunity to open up their home and share their knowledge about the host country with the au pair, who in return participates in family life and helps out with chores. There are however certain rules that must be taken into consideration for potential host families. These may be found at the website for The Danish Integration Services.

Once a family is found eligible, there are several places to look for the right au pair, and several countries to choose from. Examples of international search portal websites that may be of interest have been added below: