Starhagi 11
107 Reykjavík


About the preschool

Sæborg is open from 7:45am to 4:30pm

Sæborg Preschool opened in 1993. The surroundings of the preschool are charming with a view over the sea to Bessastaðir and Reykjanes and the coastline is close by. We gather material for decoration, experiences, and artistic creation from the coast line. The lump fish sheds that are close by have often been a source of ideas for themed work, and we do a lot of themed work at Sæborg. Sæborg is a four-division preschool that accommodates 71 children at the same time. The divisions are called: Garðar, Lambhóll, Suðurhlíð, and Brúarendi.

The Preschool Director is Hafdís Svansdóttir

Assistant Preschool Director: Jóna Hilmisdóttir

Sæborg Preschool

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

In Sæborg, we work in the spirit of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. One of the main focuses is to give children the opportunity to use more means of expression than are customary in the traditional school system. Expression and creativity are active elements in the children's learning and a part of their daily life. At the same time, we work with open and reusable materials, and both parents and children are active participants in gathering this material. Sæborg has an active Art Workshop Manager who leads all creative work in the preschool. The art workshop is the heart of the preschool and connects to all activities and all areas. There, the children research material and subjects, play with the material, and creatively interpret their knowledge and feelings in countless mediums.

Preschool activities

Operational plan

What's ahead for Sæborg? In Sæborg's 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 Sæborg? In Sæborg's 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 Sæborg

Sæborg Preschool falls under West Center. West Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Vesturbær, Miðborg, and Hlíðar 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 Sæborg is: Helga Jónína Sigurjónsdóttir

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


The preschool has a planned extension, which will accommodate 48 children. The new extension should be ready for operations in 2025.

Please note that project completion dates may change, as factors such as access to resources, the consequences of the pandemic, and global hostilities may affect the construction progress. Furthermore, recruitment may affect the timing regarding children's admission.