Sandavað 7, Árvað 3
Elliðabraut 26
110 Reykjavík


About the preschool

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

Rauðhóll is a 10-group preschool for 197 children and it has 83 employees. The preschool has three locations, Litir on Sandavað 7, Ævintýri on Árvað 3, and Skógarhúsið in Björnslundur on Elliðabraut 26. Guladeild and Bláadeild are for 1-2 year olds. Rauðadeild and Grænadeild are for 2-3 years old. Ævintýrahóll is for 4 years old. Ævintýralundur is for 3 years old. Ævintýradalur is for 4 and 5 years old. Ævintýraland and Ævintýraeyja are for 5 years old. Rauðhóll is located in Norðlingaholt and is close to Rauðavatn, Elliðaárdalur, Heiðmörk, and Rauðhólar. The preschool's local environment offers a range of opportunities for creative and enjoyable outdoor learning experiences for both children and staff.

Preschool Director: Guðrún Sólveig Vignisdóttir

Want to know more?

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


The motto of Rauðhóll is friendship, respect, and well-being

At Rauðhóll Preschool, we follow the educational philosophies of John Dewey and Caroline Pratt. Working with unit blocks is an important aspect of the curriculum. We also incorporate theories of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on "flow" and the concept of "Education that Works - Skills for the Future." Environmental education and outdoor learning are a significant part of Rauðhóll's culture, and we have a strong commitment to preserving nature. Björnslundur plays a crucial role in the preschool's activities. It offers children a different environment and experience compared to their time in the classrooms. Children have the opportunity to engage in activities such as free play in the forest, cross-country skiing, outdoor cooking, gardening, tree-climbing, playing with mud, painting, and whittling.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

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

Operational plan

What's ahead for Rauðhóll? 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.

Listaverk úr laufblöðum í glugga á leikskólanum Rauðhóli

The Center for Rauðhóll

Rauðhóll 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 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 persons for Rauðhóll are: Emilía Björgvinsdóttir and Hrefna Ólafsdóttir