Hamravík 12
112 Reykjavík


About the preschool

Open from 7:30am to 4:30pm

Hamrar Preschool officially opened on February 20, 2001. It is in the middle of Víkurhverfi and, therefore, close to the shoreline and good walking trails nearby that are often used. There are four groups at the preschool: Álfaberg, Dvergasteinn, Hulduhóll, and Tröllabjarg. There are about 85 children in the preschool.

Preschool Director: Erna Jónsdóttir


The motto of the preschool is positivity, respect, and cooperation

The National Preschool Curriculum is based on the ideas of theorists such as Piaget, Dewey, Vygotsky, and Bateson. Nes Preschool works in this spirit and also has a focus on play and childhood literacy. Play is the children's main way of learning and therefore the primary focus of the preschool. Children's expression is naturally free and spontaneous through play, and it serves as the foundation for all aspects of their preschool education.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

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

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The Center for Hamrar

Hamrar 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 person for Hamrar is: In progress