Mette Klarskov Hebel
Phone: +45 96288518
Always use a secure email if your message contains personal information or data. If you reside in Denmark you can use Digital Post and Nem ID.
In many families in Denmark both parents work, and the children are minded outside the home during the day.
In Herning a daycare place is guaranteed within the 13 daycare districts.
A guaranteed daycare place means that your child will get a place within the daycare district you live in, but a specific institution cannot be guaranteed.
Childminding (dagpleje) - 24 weeks to 2 years 9
Where 3-5 children are minded by a child minder, in the persons private home. Can be hired by the municipality or private.
Day nursery (Vuggestue) - 24 weeks to 2 years 9
Institutions where the children are minded in smaller groups.
Kindergarten / pre-school (Børnehave) - 2 years, 9
months to 6 years
Institutions where the children are minded in slightly bigger groups. Sometimes Vuggestue and Børnehave are integrated, and sometimes there will be a further division into age groups within the institutions.
Generally, the institutions work with learning plans and various learning themes. Some institutions may have different types of focus, like sports or music and drama.
Some of the daycare offers in Herning include meals.
See the current cost of the various daycare offers here (in Danish - the column to the right is the cost to the parents per month).
Generally, the activities in the daycare offerings in Herning Municipality are in Danish.
Bilingual children between 2 years and 9 months and 6 years are entitled to language stimulation at their daycare - if needed.
Language stimulation is handled by language advisors and childcare workers.
If your child is not minded in a daycare institution, you will be contacted in order to evaluate the need for language stimulation.
Sign-up for daycare is done via a self-service system called digital pladsanvisning (digital allotment), which you access with your Nem ID.
In the system you can:
You can sign-up before you have moved to Herning, if you have Nem ID.
Citizen Service can help with support for the digital solutions.
If you have questions about daycare in Herning you can contact "Pladsanvisningen" (Allotment service) - see contact information in the contact box.
MitBarn (MyChild) is the digital communication system where you as parents can communicate with your child's institution.
You will have access to MitBarn from four weeks before the child begins in the day nursery, kindergarten or other institution.
In MitBarn you can:
MobilBarn - Herning is an app version of MitBarn that can be used on tablets and smartphones. It is available in Appstore for IOS and Google Play for Android.
Herning has made a policy decision not to have days closed, but there can be alternative care.
This means that care is always offered on weekdays, except for holidays. If there are only a few children signed up, it may be in an alternative institution.