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Kindergartens

Akranes has four kindergartens that operate in accordance with laws and regulations that apply to the kindergartens and education policy of Akranes. Kindergarten is the first education level, and it is not mandatory. Kindergarten is for all children under the age of six years.

Only children whose legal domicile is in Akranes are admitted to the kindergartens. People who have decided to move to Akranes can apply three months before the actual moving takes place. According to the current operating procedures that apply to the operation of kindergartens in Akranes, enrolment to kindergarten takes place in the year in which the child reaches two years of age, and admission is usually after the summer vacation time for kindergarten workers has ended. 

Children that, according to the assessment of experts, have a particular need for attending kindergarten shall be given precedence in the admission process. Applications for such precedence are processed in a meeting with the school services authorities of Akranes. Letters from experts or medical certificates must be enclosed with requests for precedence.

Parents/guardians shall apply for enrolment in kindergarten at the Residents' Portal of Akranes. It is possible to apply for enrolment in kindergarten as soon as the child's identification number has been registered. Children are enrolled in kindergarten in the order of their identification number, the oldest first.

Akrasel is a kindergarten with six departments that can accommodate up to 150 children and about 40 employees. At Akrasel, the emphasis is on teaching about the environment, yoga and a healthy diet. Further information can be found on the kindergarten's website, http://www.akrasel.is/

Garðasel is a kindergarten with three departments that houses about 74 children and about 22 employees. Garðasel is a health-oriented kindergarten that stresses the importance of exercise, healthy nourishment, artistic creativity through play and work, and positive and constructive interactions. Further information can be found on the kindergarten's website, https://gardasel.is/

Teigasel is a kindergarten with three departments and about 74 pupils and about 20 employees. Teigasel provides an environment for encouraging children to think critically while stimulating their desire for creativity and play. Further information can be found on the kindergarten's website, http://teigasel.is/

Vallarsel is a kindergarten with six departments and about 143 pupils and about 40 employees. At Vallarsel, the emphasis is on diverse musical activities, free play and philosophical conversations in all themes of activity. Further information can be found on the kindergarten's website, http://www.vallarsel.is/

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  • AkraneskaupstaðurStillholti 16-18, 300 Akranes
    Kt: 410169-4449
  • 433 1000
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    Mánu- fimmtudaga kl. 09:00-15:00
    Föstudaga kl. 09:00-14:00