In Bærum there are 145 kindergartens. 37 of them are run by the municipality, while 108 are private.

These are all approved educational organisations for daytime care of children from 1 to 5 years of age.

Municipal kindergartens

Opening hours are from 7.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. These kindergartens are for children ages 1 to 5.

Private kindergartens

Opening hours vary from 7.00 to 17.30 Monday to Friday. These kindergartens are for children ages 1 to 5.

Family kindergartens

Opening hours vary from 7.30 to 16.30 Monday to Friday. These kindergartens usually accommodate children ages 1 to 3 in private homes. Depending on the number of children, the kindergartens have one to two assistants supervised by educated personnel. All family kindergartens are private.

Open kindergartens

Dønski, Gommerud and Gullhaug kindergartens offer open sessions. These are free drop-in sessions where children and their carers are invited to come and play.

How and when to apply

Application for main admission must be submitted by 1 March. The main admission offers spaces available in August.

You are entitled to a place if you:

  • Have applied by 1 March and want a start date in August.
  • Have children who turn one year old no later than 30 November in the year that you apply for a place.
  • Have an official address in Bærum.

The right to a place is fulfilled when you are offered a place in a kindergarten in Bærum.

It is also possible to apply throughout the year. Send application forms to Barnehagekontoret, which coordinates admission to all kindergartens in Bærum.

Parents are entitled to a reduced rate for siblings. The second child of a family receives a 30 per cent discount, while third and additional children get a 50 per cent discount.

It is possible to apply for a reduced fee based on levels of income.

For more information

Please contact the service centre (Veiledningstorget)
Phone: 67 50 40 50
E-mail: barnehage@baerum.kommune.no

Postal address:
Bærum kommune
Barnehagekontoret 
Postboks 700
1304 Sandvika