Can I be allocated a free or subsidised childcare place in 2021?
To get a free or subsidised childcare place, you must apply via Digital Pladsanvisning (Digital Placement Service).
If your household's total annual income is below 185,701 DKK, you are eligible for a free childcare place. In this case you will not pay anything for childcare.
If your household's total annual income is between 185,701 DKK and 576,759 DKK, you are eligible for a subsidised childcare place. In this case you will pay part of the cost for childcare.
Other questions about free or subsidised childcare
When can I apply for a free or subsidised childcare place?
When your child is enrolled in a municipal care service or in a private institution, you have the option of applying for a free or subsidised childcare place.
• Your free or subsidised childcare place will be effective from the 1st of the month after the application.
• You cannot apply for a free or subsidised childcare place retroactively.
• You must always apply for a free or subsidised childcare place in the municipality where you live.
Must I apply again if my child transfers from one type of childcare to another?
If your child transfers from one kind of care to another, you do not have to re-apply for a free or subsidised childcare place.
You must only re-apply if your income changes, or if there are changes to your family circumstances.
When you have informed us about the changes in your income or in your family circumstances, we will change your free or subsidised childcare place from the 1st of the month after the application. After that we send you a new license.
We maintain the right to retroactively readjust your free or subsidised childcare place. We will do this if you have started cohabitating, and you have not notified Planlægning og Pladsanvisning (Planning and Placement Service).
Remember: It is not enough to notify other departments in Aarhus Municipality or the tax authorities (SKAT) about financial changes or changes in your household.
What constitutes my household income?
Your household income constitutes your taxable income.
When you apply for a free or subsidised childcare place, you must enter your household's total monthly income before tax, but after AM-bidrag (labour market contribution).
Monthly income of 18,000 DKK - 1,400 DKK. (8% in AM-bidrag) = 16,600 DKK.
Converted into annual income: 16,600 DKK x 12 = 199,200 DKK.
Specifically for students
If you are a student and have a SU-loan, this must not be included in your income basis. If you work while studying or during holidays, it will affect the size of the subsidy for a childcare place which you are entitled to receive during the relevant months.
Specifically for self-employed
If you are self-employed, we grant you your free or subsidised childcare place based on the expected annual result on your preliminary income assessment (forskudsopgørelse). You will receive a readjustment, if your actual annual result does not correspond to your preliminary income assessment.
I have more than one child under 18 in my household - does that affect the subsidy?
If you are living with more than one child under the age of 18 in your household, when you apply for a free or subsidised childcare place, 7,000 DKK for every child - apart from the first - will automatically be deducted from your income basis.
If more children become part of your household during the year, you must apply again for a free or subsidised childcare place via Digital Pladsanvisning. It will not be automatically regulated.
Am I eligible for a free or subsidised childcare place?
If your current monthly income converted into annual income is 185,701 DKK or less:
• You are eligible for a free childcare place after applying. Therefore we do not charge you for childcare.
If your current monthly income converted into annual income is between 185,701 DKK and 576,759 DKK:
• You are eligible for a subsidised childcare place after applying.
If your current monthly income converted into annual income is above 576,800 DKK:
• You are not eligible for a free or subsidised childcare place.
We calculate the childcare place subsidy before a possible sibling-subsidy, and also before a possible subsidy granted on the basis of medical/therapeutical or socio-pedagogical reasons.
Are you a single parent or cohabiting?
DEDUCTION FOR SINGLE PARENTS
If you live by yourself with one or more children, and you are a single parent, we deduct 63,506 DKK from your household's total income, before we calculate your subsidy. This means that your subsidy will be bigger.
To receive a subsidy as a single parent, you must actively apply for a free or subsidised childcare place.
If you are married, you must apply for a free or subsidised childcare place with your spouse, also if you do not live together. In this case you will not be eligible for deduction for single parents.
If a child lives only with one parent, and she/he is married or cohabitates:
• Then we calculate the subsidy for the childcare place based on the household's total income.
If a child lives equally with both parents:
• Then we calculate the subsidy based on the total household income of the parent, where the child is registered with their address (folkeregisteradresse).
REMEMBER TO NOTIFY US WHEN THERE ARE CHANGES IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD!
If you get married or start cohabitating, you must immediately notify Planlægning og Pladsanvisning (Planning and Placement Service). It is not enough that Udbetaling Danmark or other departments in the municipality are informed.
If you do not notify us, there will be a regulation of your free or subsidised childcare place at a later point in time.