Childcare services in the Sonderborg area

We have childcare guarantee in Sonderborg Municipality, which applies on all areas concerning childcare. This means that your child is guaranteed care within an age-appropriate facility, provided that the child is between 26 weeks and six years or considered for before and after school care

The public daycare facilities are divided into daycare (dagpleje), nursery (vuggestue) and kindergarden slots (børnehave). We have both Danish and German daycare offers, so your child will have the possibility of a bilingual upbringing. We also have an international kindergarden, three children’s universes and several special needs offers. A children’s universe is an offer for families with children located in the smaller cities, where daycare and primary school are combined. 

For children attending preschool and up to 2nd grade, before and after school care (SFO) is available, while 3rd to 6th graders can attend a ‘children’s club’. Use the map below, where you will find all care institutions throughout the municipality of Sonderborg.

Daycare, nurseries and before and after school care

As a newcomer family, your child is enrolled for a slot through the Digital Allotment (Den Digitale Pladsanvisning).

There might be a waiting period in relation to nurseries (vuggestuer) and in lack of a slot for your child, the childcare guarantee will provide a daycare facility (dagpleje) instead. In case of full capacity at the desired kindergarden (børnehave), another kindergarden facility will be offered. If you move from another Danish municipality please remember to remove your child from the institution in your previous municipality.

Daycare or nursery?

As a newcomer family, you might have doubts about enrolling your child in a daycare facility or a nursery.

Contact the Digital Allotment

If you and your family are considering moving to Sonderborg Municipality, you are more than welcome to contact the Digital Allotment for further information concerning daycare, nurseries, kindergardens and before and after school care.

Enrolment in a before and after school care facility is also done through Pladsanvisningen where your child is offered a slot within the school, which your child will be attending in the future.

If your income is below a certain amount, you can also apply for a slot subsidy (fripladstilskud).

See also our overview of holiday closures and closing days in the municipality’s care services.