Preschool with a nursery division

Reyrengi 11
112 Reykjavík

Börn og leiktæki á lóð Engjaborgar.

About the preschool

Engjaborg is open from 07:30am to 4:30pm

Engjaborg Preschool opened in 1994 in Grafarvogur. The preschool serves children between the ages of one and six. It typically has about 70 children divided into four groups. The youngest children are in Suðurengi, followed by Austurengi, then Norðurengi, and the oldest children are in Vesturengi. Engjaborg has about 20 staff.

The Preschool Director is Pála Pálsdóttir

Engjaborg Preschool

Want to know more about Engjaborg? In this very short video, we give a glimpse of the preschool activities. It was made by Erla Stefánsdóttir and Antonía Lárusdóttir for the Department of Education & Youth


The values of Engjaborg are well-being, respect, and creativity


At Engjaborg, the emphasis is on promoting children's learning and well-being, where each child is valued and has equal rights. The learning is achieved through play and an emphasis is placed on encouraging active participation, creative thinking, and free play. The daily tasks are based on the children's interests and strengths. Engjaborg's educational approach is founded on the principles of social constructivism and emphasizes the role of children in their own learning. Additionally, the philosophy of Reggio Emilia also influences the educational approach, viewing children as talented and active learners.

Preschool activities

Operational plan

What's ahead for Engjaborg? In Engjaborg's 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. 

School curriculum

Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Engjaborg? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work. The final curriculum of Engjaborg is in development, but a draft can be viewed here.



Hvenær eru starfsdagar í Engjaborg? Í skóladagatali finnur þú upplýsingar um frídaga í leikskólanum og ýmislegt fleira. 

Parent partnerships

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 Engjaborg

Engjaborg Preschool falls under East Center. East Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Árbær, Grafarholt, Grafarvogur, and Kjalarnes 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.  


Photos from Engjaborg