Bústaðavegur 81
Brákarsund 1
108 Reykjavík


About the preschool

Garðaborg is open from 7:30am to 4:30pm

Garðaborg opened in February 1983. The preschool is in a good location since it is next to the valley of Fossvogur and several public parks. Garðaborg is a two-division preschool with 48 children aged 1 to 6.

Preschool Director: Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir

Construction and relocation

Grandaborg will shut down temporarily due to construction work starting in January 2023. The plan is to move the operations to Brákarborg, located in the old building on Brákarsund, during the second week of January 2023. It is expected that the construction will be finished and the preschool will move back in late summer 2023.

Garðaborg Preschool

Want to know more about Garðaborg? 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 guiding principles of Garðaborg are democracy, friendship, and substance. The preschool operates according to John Dewey's philosophy where everyone gets to learn from their experiences as well as Caroline Pratt's pedagogy with unit blocks.

Preschool activities

Operational plan

The operational plan for the school year 2022-2023 is being prepared

What's ahead for Garðaborg? 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.

School curriculum

The curriculum for Garðaborg is being prepared

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

Preschool calendar

When does Garðaborg 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.

Börn að leik á útisvæði leikskólans Garðaborgar

The Center for Garðaborg

Garðaborg Preschool falls under North Center. North 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 contact person in the child's immediate environment, such as in preschool or primary school. The contact person offers information and guidance on services and ensures that children and guardians have unhindered access to these services. Children, youth, and guardians can contact the school contact person to request integrated services.

The contact persons for Garðaborg are: Kristín Einarsdóttir and Rósa Hauksdóttir

For more information about the legislation and services, visit the website at

Photos from Garðaborg