Preschool with a nursery division

Kristnibraut 26
113 Reykjavík


About the preschool

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

Geislabaugur Preschool opened in July 2004 in Grafarholt. Untouched nature is nearby, and the children benefit from it when they go for a walk. The grounds around the preschool are large and offer great opportunities for exercise. Part of the grounds have been fenced in to create a vegetable garden and play area for the youngest children. Geislabaugur Preschool has 36 employees and 104 children in 5 groups. The groups are called Stjarnan, Lindin, Lautin, Fjallið, and Sólin.

Preschool Director: Þóra Jóna Jónatansdóttir

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


The guiding principles of Geislabaugur are joy, respect, creativity, and equality

Geisbaugur follows the philosophy of Reggio Emilia, which encourages children to use all their senses, their 100 languages, and their creative thinking. The basic ideas of Reggio Emilia are taken from sources such as Jean Piaget, who emphasizes the intellectual and moral development of the child, meaning that children construct their own knowledge through their perception and interaction with others. Learning about one's own environment is important for a child's discovery and for strengthening their self-awareness.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Geislabaugur? 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 Geislabaugur? 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 Geislabaugur 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 Geislabaugur

Geisbaugur 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.

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 persons for Geislabaugur are: Thelma Björgvinsdóttir and Unnur Rún Eðvaldsdóttir