Laufrimi 9
112 Reykjavík


About the preschool

Laufskálar is open from 7:30am to 5pm

Laufskálar Preschool opened in 1996 and was designed by architect Albína Thordarson. The four groups are called Furulundur, Lerkilundur, Birkilundur, and Grenilundur. The children are divided into groups based on their age. The older children are in the groups Lerkilundur and Furulundur, while the younger children are in Grenilundur and Birkilundur. This academic year, a fifth group called Lundur will be added.

The Preschool Director is Hildur Lilja Jónsdóttir

Laufskálar Preschool

Want to know more about Laufskálar? 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 Laufskálar is an open mind, thoughtfulness, respect, positivity, joy, and active listening

The educational philosophy followed at the preschool is influenced by the master's project "Play in Kindergarten and Children's Identity" by Anna Bára Sævarsdóttir. One of the main goals of this approach is to encourage children to express their thoughts and feelings in front of others, both in individual conversations and in group settings, while also promoting respect for others. The theories of Dewey, Vygotsky, Bruner, and Gardner are also considered.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

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

Operational plan

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

What's ahead for Laufskálar? 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 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 Laufskálar

Laufskálar 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 Laufskáli is: Anna Björg Guðmundsdóttir

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

Photos from Laufskálar