Reykjavík operates a variety of preschools, some managed by the city and others operating independently. The preschool is the first stage of education, where children learn creatively about everything under the sun.


City-run preschools

Information on preschools operated by the City of Reykjavík.


Private preschools

Information on private preschools in Reykjavík.


Day parents

Information on day parents in Reykjavík.

Preschool enrollment

Before applying for a preschool, there are several things to consider. Here, you will find useful information on how to apply for a preschool spot for your child and how the enrollment process works.

Starting preschool

Starting preschool marks the beginning of your child's education and is a big moment for children and parents alike. Here you can read all about preschool adjustment, what items to bring, how to use the Vala system, and more.

Preschool activities

Each preschool is unique. Find out about daily life in Reykjavík preschools, areas of emphasis in play and activities, and practical matters such as how to apply for transferring between preschools or changing the attendance hours of your child.


Hver er staðan á biðlistum í leikskólum borgarinnar? Ráðfærðu þig við Leikskólareikninn og fáðu áætlaða spá um stöðu þíns barns á biðlista.

Interested in working at a preschool?

Do you want to be a role model and create lasting memories? Join one of Reykjavík's preschools and take part in shaping the future of upcoming generations and making dreams come true! Won’t you join us?

How can we help?

Do you need further assistance or didn't find what you were looking for? The City Service Center can help you by phone at 411 1111, via live chat, and through email at

You will find common questions and answers on the FAQ page about preschools.