Preschool with a nursery division

Dyngjuvegur 18
104 Reykjavík


About the preschool

Sunnuás is open from 7:30am to 5pm

Sunnuás Preschool was established in July 2011 by the merger of the Ásborg and Hlíðarendi preschools. Sunnuás accommodates 146 children at the same time in 7 groups. The groups are called Barnhóll, Álfabrekka, Dyngjan, Langholt, Ás, Langisandur, and Hlíðarendi. 

The Preschool Director is Agnes Ólafsdóttir



Work is underway at Sunnuás preschool. The preschool is temporarily located at Kringlan 1 and it is planned to move back to the preschool grounds into portable units in the summer of 2023.

Sunnuás Preschool

Want to know more about Sunnuás? 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 the preschool are respect, joy, and creativity


The educational philosophy at Sunnuás Preschool emphasizes that individuals are active from birth and capable of facing life's challenges. The preschool's goals are based on theories that recognize the importance of a supportive environment in promoting an individual's developmental potential and prioritizing the development of a strong sense of identity. The preschool's approach is influenced by the work of scholars such as Berita Bae, who focused on the development of self and the importance of accepting communication, and Urie Bronfenbrenner, who emphasized an individual's ability to adapt to multiple and diverse demands. These theories are used to promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Preschool activities

Operational plan

What's ahead for Sunnuás? In Sunnuás' 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 Sunnuás? In the school curriculum, you'll find detailed information about the school's philosophical emphasis and approach to play, learning, and work. 

Preschool calendar

When does Sunnuás have professional development days? In the preschool calendar, you'll find information about days off and various other details. 

Parent partnerships

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 Sunnuás

Sunnuás Preschool falls under North Center. North Center provides a wide range of services to the residents of Laugardalur and Háaleiti 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.