Discount on Preschool Fees


Discounts are granted on the preschool fee for various reasons. The discount is applied for through

Am I entitled to a discount on the preschool fee?

You can apply for a discount on preschool fees in the following cases:

  • When both parents, married or cohabiting, are studying full-time (at least 22 ECTS) in a course that the Icelandic Student Loan Fund considers eligible.
  • If a parent is single.
  • If a parent has disability or receives a rehabilitation pension from the Social Insurance Administration.
  • A member of preschool staff with at least 50% employment.
  • You can apply for a 50% discount for a child's illness if the illness is continuous for 4 weeks or more. An application is made to the preschool director by submitting a medical certificate.

The applicant of a discount must in all cases have the same legal residence as the child(ren).

Discount applications need to be renewed regularly, most often in August each year, and discount information emails are sent twice a year.
Those who have received an approved application for a discount on preschool fees will pay according to fee category II of the preschool fee schedule.
The above discounts also apply to private preschools and day parents.

Sibling Discount

Sibling discounts are calculated automatically for children who have the same legal address/family number and are valid across services for preschools, primary schools, and after-school centers. The sibling discount amounts to 100% of the preschool fee for every child after the first one. Sibling discounts on food are 100% for every child after the first two.

Child Illness

If your child is sick for four consecutive weeks or more, you can apply for up to 50% discount on preschool fees. A medical certificate must be provided.

Please note that you will need to claim the discount within 3 months from when the child has recovered from the illness. Parents are responsible for informing the Department of Education & Youth when their child starts back in preschool.


What if I'm a single parent?

If Registers Iceland has you registered as a single parent, you are entitled to a discount. Please note that the Department of Education & Youth may request additional verification.

In the event of divorce or at the end of cohabitation, a discount is granted from the date of receipt of the application. Please note that information on changed civil status must listed at Registers Iceland.

The application must be renewed annually by August 15.

Discount for Disability

If you have 75% disability, or if you can provide a valid confirmation from the Social Insurance Administration showing a rehabilitation period, you are eligible for a discount.

An application must be accompanied by a copy of a disability certificate attesting to a minimum of 75% disability or a confirmation from the Social Insurance Administration of the period of rehabilitation. The discount is not retroactive.

City of Reykjavik Preschool Staff

If you work for a preschool and have a child in preschool, you may be eligible for a discount on the preschool fee.

You can apply for a discount for a child in full-day care if you are 70% employed and for a child in half-day care if you are 50% employed.