Day Parents


You can place your child with self-employed day parents from the age of six months until the child starts preschool. The subsidy on the placement fee depends on the marital and academic status of the parents.

Applying to a day parent

Day parents work independently, but with a permit letter from the City. If you wish to register your child with a day parent, you contact the day parent you select. Keep in mind that many day parents have a waitlist for spots, so it's a good idea to get in touch well in advance.


Each day parent sets out their fee schedule, but the City of Reykjavik subsidizes a certain amount with each child.


Selecting a Day Parent

Placing your child in day care for the first time is a big step, so it is important to make a careful decision and to thoroughly consider the circumstances. Day parents look after children from the age of six months and do important care and parenting work.