Öldugata 19, Tjarnargata 33
101 Reykjavík


About the preschool

Tjörn is open from 7:30am to 4:30pm

Tjörn Preschool is a joint operation of two preschools, Tjarnarborg and Öldukot. The two preschools merged in 2009 and employ approximately 25 people. The preschool has 76 children, divided into four groups, with two groups in each building. In Tjarnarborg, the groups are named Lækur and Tjörn, while in Öldukot, the groups are named Miðhús and Melhús.

Preschool Director: Hulda Ásgeirsdóttir

Tjörn Preschool

Want to know more about Tjörn? 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 Tjörn are initiative, friendship, and joy

Tjörn Preschool is based on the ideology of the Reggio Emilia schools. What sets Reggio schools apart is a strong belief in children's abilities and the idea that children have the ability and desire to participate in and shape the work that takes place in the school. This aligns well with Reykjavík's new Education Policy, which views the child as an active participant. In light of this, Tjörn placed emphasis on having professional and critical discussions to shape its school work during the merger of the two preschools. This helped create a common vision and attitude towards school policy, which is constantly evolving and being revised, while also deepening the school's ideology.

Preschool activities

School curriculum

Do you want to know more about the philosophy and daily operations of Tjörn? 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 Tjörn have professional development days? In the preschool calendar, you'll find information about days off and various other details.

Operational plan

What's ahead for Tjörn? 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.

Barn í blárri úlpu að róla sér á leikskólanum Tjörn

The Center for Tjörn

Tjörn 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 Tjörn is: Fjóla Eðvardsdóttir

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