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Here you will find frequently asked questions and answers about after-school centers.
Registration is through Vala Leisure in February/March of each year. An application must be made each year and it is valid for one school year at a time (August-June).
The person who logs in with an electronic ID and starts the application process is registered as a payer for the after-school center.
You can see all of the City’s after-school centers by districts, as well as what school they are attached to. You can also find information about the websites, addresses, and phone numbers of the after-school centers.
The director of after-school center uses registered email addresses to send messages to parents. In that way, parents/guardians receive regular news of their activities, announcements, and other information.
Yes, the after-school centers are open from 8 am when there are parent-teacher interviews, on professional development days, and during Christmas and Easter break, and you need to register specifically to attend those days. The after-school centers are closed during the primary schools’ winter holidays.
If you make use of the services between 8 am and 1:40 pm on days for parent interview and teachers’ professional development, or during Christmas and Easter break, you must pay for that according to the schedule of fees. Regardless, children can stay in after-school centers on those days from 1:40 PM - 5 pm without paying separately. Sibling discounts are not granted on extended attendance these dates.
The parent/guardian logs in to Vala Leisure where you can see the current registration and make changes.
The Recreation Card is a grant system for the recreation of children and adolescents ages 6-18 with legal residence in Reykjavik. The objective and purpose of the Recreation Card is that all children and youth in Reykjavik can participate in constructive recreation regardless of their economic or social situation.
No, you cannot use the Recreation Card for regular week-long summer workshops.
A parent/guardian can visit Vala Leisure to see an overview of their children's registration. There, parents/guardians can see what after-school center their child attends. Parents/guardians can also see what days children are registered, whether children can go home by themselves, and at what time. The parent/guardian can change their children's registration in the same place.
If you make use of the services between 8 am and 1:40 pm on days for parent interview and teachers’ professional development, or during Christmas and Easter break, you must pay for that according to the schedule of fees. Regardless, children can stay in after-school centers on those days from 2:40 pm - 5 pm without paying separately. Sibling discounts are not granted on extended attendance these dates.