Nurseries and Kindergarten
In Bergen there are 262 kindergartens; 67 owned by the municipality and 195 privatly owned. The kindergartens are financed by the state, the municipalities and the parents. There are national regulations concerning parents’ fees, and maximum fee is NOK 2330 per month. The state gives grants for establishing and running of kindergartens. Public and private kindergartens must be treated equally in relation to public grants. According to the needs of the families, the kindergartens offer full-time or part-time places.