What else do I need to know?

The Aarhus Municipality is divided into guarantee of childcare districts. A guaranteed daycare place is an offer of childcare within the guarantee of childcare district (garantidstrikt) where you live.

If that is not possible, it would be an offer of childcare within a distance of half an hour’s reach (extra transport time) to and from your place of work.

If your child has reached 26 weeks of age (eligible age for a guaranteed daycare place) at the point which childcare is needed and is signed up in a timely manner, you will receive an offer of a daycare place for the 1st or 16th of a given month.

There may be areas where it is sometimes difficult to fulfill the guarantee of childcare within the individual local areas. However, we always try to find a place that accommodates your wishes as much as possible or a place on your way to and from work.

As a rule, we list all eligible children for a guaranteed daycare place. This happens automatically and you cannot opt out of it.

The guarantee means that you have the right to receive childcare in Aarhus Municipality from the 1st or 16th of the month after your child turns 26 weeks and until August 1st of the year your child starts the 4th grade.

An example: If your child is born on December 24th, you are eligible for childcare from July or 1st or 16th.

We do our best to accommodate your wishes for childcare. It may be difficult to accommodate your wishes depending on where you live. However, we always try to find a place that accommodates your wishes as much as possible or a place on your way to and from work.

The place will usually be within a half hour’s reach by transport to and from your way to work, but you are not guaranteed this if you are offered a place in your own guarantee of childcare district (garantidistrikt).

Aarhus is divided into 8 major guarantee of childcare districts (garantidistrikter) along access routes. Each guarantee of childcare district consists of one or more allocation districts (anvisningsdistrikter).

When signing up your child for daycare, you must know your guarantee of childcare district and your allocation district.

View a map over all guarantee of childcare districts and allocation districts.