About the preschool

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

Hraunborg Preschool began operations in the fall of 1984. It is located at Hraunberg in Efra-Breiðholt on the edge of Elliðaárdalur. Walking trails and open natural areas are close by. The preschool has 65 children ages one through six in three divisions at any given time. The divisions are called Þrastaland (1-2 years old), Spóaland (3-6 years old), and Lóuland (3-6 years old). There are 18 employees.

The Preschool Director is Sigríður Fanney Pálsdóttir

Want to know more?

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


The values of Hraunborg are play, literacy, and joy of life

At Hraunborg preschool, we follow teachings of John Dewey, who emphasized the importance of collaboration and social interaction in promoting children's self-awareness and understanding. By applying Dewey's ideas in the preschool setting, we strive to involve children in shaping their own world. We also give them a voice and actively listen to them. Their voice should be heard and they should feel that they are being listened to. Additionally, we follow a 'Positive Discipline' policy based on self-control theories by Alfred Adler, Rudolf Dreikurs, William Glasser, Jane Nelsen, and others. This policy aims to help children develop and strengthen their skills in finding solutions and setting boundaries in collaboration with adults.

Preschool activities

Preschool calendar

When are the professional development days in Hraunborg? In the preschool calendar, you'll find information about days off and various other details.

Operational plan

What's ahead for Hraunborg? 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

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

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.

Barn að róla sér í gulu vesti á leikskólanum Hraunborg. Blöðrur og fánar í kringum róluna.

The Center for Hraunborg

Hraunborg Preschool falls under South Center. South Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Breiðholt 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 Hraunborg is: Gunnhildur Heiða Axelsdóttir