Hlíðarhús 1
112 Reykjavík


About the preschool

Brekkuborg is open from 7:30am to 5pm

In Brekkuborg, an average of more than 70 children attend at the same time, ranging in age from one to six years. The preschool has four age groups named: Brekkulaut, Brekkulind, Brekkulundur, and Brekkulyng. Brekkuborg views the environment as the third teacher and provides opportunities for learning and play through its premises and grounds.

Preschool Director: Svala Ingvarsdóttir

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In this very short video, we give a glimpse of the preschool activities.


The values of Brekkuborg are democracy, respect, and friendship

We operate based on the philosophy of Reggio Emilia, adapted to suit Icelandic conditions, culture, and uniqueness. The preschool aims to be a dynamic and constantly evolving place where children and teachers have positive relationships. Children are placed in learning and play environments that support their overall development and encourage autonomy and independence. These experiences allow children to explore and investigate based on their own interests. We also follow the philosophy of Caroline Pratt, who designed unit blocks with the aim of advancing the child's mental, physical, social, and emotional development.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Brekkuborg? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work.

Operational plan

What's ahead for Brekkuborg? In the operational plan, you'll find, among other things, the school's internal and external evaluations for the last year, an improvement plan, the preschool calendar, and much more.

Preschool calendar

When does Brekkuborg have professional development days? In the preschool calendar, you'll find information about days off and various other details.

Parent cooperation

We are all in this together, and as the proverb goes it takes a village to raise a child. Reykjavík City preschools make targeted efforts to consult with and increase parent involvement in preschool activities. All Reykjavík City preschools have parent associations and parent councils.

The Center for Brekkuborg

Brekkuborg Preschool falls under East Center. East Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Laugardalur and Háaleiti and is a comprehensive information source for municipal services. The Center provides welfare services, school services to preschool and primary schools, day care and recreational counseling, and various other services.

Child prosperity

The Act on the Integration of Services in the Interest of Children’s Prosperity has come into effect. The goal is to ensure children and guardians receive the right assistance, at the right time, from the right parties.

Families and children in need of early support have guaranteed access to a prosperity contact in the child's immediate environment, such as in preschool or primary school. The prosperity contact offers information and guidance on services and ensures that children and guardians have unhindered access to these services.

Children, youth, and guardians can reach the school prosperity contact to request integrated services.

The contact person for Brekkuborg is: Hrefna Valdimarsdóttir