Preschool with a nursery division

Selásbraut 56
110 Reykjavík


About the preschool

Heiðarborg is open from 7:30am to 5pm

Heiðarborg Preschool was founded in June 1990. It is located near Rauðavatn, Elliðaárdalur, and the stables in Víðidalur, and we enjoy spending time with these natural gems on walks and during outdoor studies. Heiðarborg has around 70 children attend at the same time in four divisions. The divisions Bali and Laut are for 3 to 6 year olds, Lund is for 2-3 year olds, and Brekka is for 12-24 month olds. There are about 20 employees.

Preschool Director: Jóhanna Benný Hannesdóttir

Heiðarborg Preschool

Want to know more about Heiðarborg? 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 Heiðarborg are friendship, joy, and respect

The preschool follows theories of Howard Gardner on multiple intelligences and John Dewey. It is a "green school” (“skóli á grænni grein”) and therefore has a focus on environmental education. The preschool has a lot of musical activities and emphasizes physical activity. Providing children a safe environment is also a priority, as well as promoting their development, encouraging their creativity, and helping them strengthen their identities.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

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

Heiðarborg 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 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 person for Heiðarborg is: Helena Sigurðardóttir

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