About the preschool

Vinagerði is open from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm

Vinagerði Preschool opened in September 2006. It is located in an old neighborhood in the center of Reykjavík and the surrounding area offers beautiful and child-friendly walking trails and playgrounds. There are 60 children in Vinagerði, divided into three groups. The building has two floors, with the younger groups, Tröllagerði and Álfagerði, located on the lower floor. The oldest group, Drekagerði, is on the upper floor. Vinagerði has 20 employees.

Preschool Director: Harpa Ingvadóttir


Vinagerði Preschool

Want to know more about Vinagerði? In this very short video, we give a glimpse of the preschool activities. It was made by Erla Stefánsdóttir and Antonía Lárusdóttir for the the Department of Education & Youth.


The values of Vinagerði are joy, encouragement, and tact


Vinagerði follows the Reggio Emilia parenting philosophy, where we view children as competent, capable, and creative, as well as vulnerable. The preschool places a strong emphasis on creative work and free play, with the goal of creating an environment that stimulates curiosity and well-being. Additionally, there is a focus on environmental education, with the aim of helping children become literate about their surroundings. Vinagerði is starting a three-year development project with the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Preschool activities

Operational plan

What's ahead for Vinagerði? 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.

Preschool calendar

When does Vinagerði have teacher workdays? 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.


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The Center for Vinagerði

Vinagerði 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.


Photos from Vinagerði