About the preschool

Grandaborg is open from 7:45am to 4:30pm

Grandaborg Preschool opened its doors in May 1985. It is located in Vesturbær in the western part of Reykjavík, near the KR sports field, Vesturbæjarlaug Pool, and Grandaskóli. It is also close to the center of Reykjavík, where you can go see the ducks at the pond. The preschool is divided into four groups, with a capacity to serve 75 children at one time. The groups are named after elements of the local environment, such as nature, the beach, and the sea, and are called Fjöruvík, Klettavík, Skeljavík, and Ölduvík. Grandaborg has a total of 25 employees.

The Preschool Director is Helena Jónsdóttir



Construction is underway at the Grandaborg preschool. Part of the preschool is housed in Hagaborg, and another part is on Eggertsgata. Unfortunately, a final schedule and completion date for the project isn't available at this time.

Grandaborg Preschool

Want to know more about Grandaborg? 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 motto of Grandaborg is friendship, empathy, and respect


Grandaborg follows the strategy of Heilsuleikskólinn, a health preschool. The aim of this strategy is to encourage a positive outlook towards healthy living through John Dewey's philosophy of experience, interest, and activity, as well as Abraham Maslow's needs pyramid regarding the development of identity. Outdoor learning and environmental education play a significant role in Grandaborg's preschool activities. The focus is on helping the children gain literacy in their environment, whether it's around the preschool or during visits to other places. 

Preschool activities

School curriculum

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

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. 

Lítið hús til að leika sér í á leikskólalóð Grandaborgar

The Center for Grandaborg

Grandaborg Preschool falls under West Center. West Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Vesturbær, Miðborg, and Hlíðar 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 Grandaborg