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Starting preschool marks the beginning of your child's education and is a big moment for children and parents alike. Mutual respect between parents and preschool staff is a prerequisite for the child's well-being and full enjoyment. It is therefore important to immediately establish a solid connection between the preschool and the home.
After applying, you will receive a confirmation email stating that your application has been received. Once a space becomes available, you will receive another email with an offer for enrollment. In the meantime, no notifications about the status of your application will be sent, but you can check the status on Vala. Admission to preschools occurs throughout the year, but most spaces are allocated in the spring.
Preschool fees are paid according to the fee schedule. You pay based on the time your child spends in preschool and a portion of the meal costs. Fees are collected in advance through an online bank invoice. The due date for preschool fees is the 1st of each month, with a deadline 30 days later.
The City of Reykjavík uses the preschool system Vala to manage various aspects related to your child's stay. You can log in to Vala through an app or a browser using an electronic ID or an Íslykill. Once your child starts preschool, you can easily report absences and send messages to the preschool through the Vala app. The preschool can also use it to record attendance, schedules, menus, daily progress, and much more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.