Preschool with a nursery division

Jöklasel 4
109 Reykjavík


About the preschool

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

Jöklaborg Preschool opened in 1988. It is a five-division preschool for children aged 1 to 6. The divisions are named Hlíð, Höll, Kot, Sel, and Ból. We expect 118 children at a time.

Preschool Director: Ásta Kristín Svavarsdóttir

Jöklaborg Preschool

Want to know more about Jöklaborg? 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 Jöklaborg are joy, respect, and creativity

Jöklaborg's philosophy is based on the ideas of various scholars and the main theories come from Sergiovanni on preschool management, Jean Piaget and John Dewey on children's acquisition of knowledge and learning, Urie Bronfenbrenner on the individual's interaction with their environment, and Berit Bae and Tomas Gordon on communication.

Preschool activities

Operational plan

The operational plan for the school year 2022-2023 is being prepared

What's ahead for Jöklaborg? 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 Jöklaborg? 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.

The Center for Jöklaborg

Jöklaborg 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 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 Jöklaborg is: Ósk Kristjánsdóttir

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


In 2019, two portable buildings were installed at the preschool, which can accommodate 30 children in the oldest three grades.

That expansion was a part of the Bridging the Gap development initiative, which aims to bridge the gap between parental leave and preschool.