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All children in Denmark are guaranteed a place in a childcare institution from when they are 26 weeks old and until they start school.

childcare in hvidovre

Childcare Options in Hvidovre

In Hvidovre there are 32 daycare facilities out of which 12 are independent. The Municipality offers different forms of childcare facilities. You can choose between childminding, day nursery, kindergarten and a combined daycare institution. The childcare options available depend on your child’s age.


Childminding is for children aged 0-3 years. The children are looked after in the childminder’s own home, where they engage in activities depending on their needs, well-being and development. 

Day Nurseries

Day nurseries are for children aged 0-3 years and employ qualified social educators and assistant social educators. At the nursery your child’s development, well-being, play and learning will be supported and encouraged.


A kindergarten is a daycare institution for children from the age of 3 and until they start school. Qualified social educators and assistant social educators ensure that your child is offered a wide range of experiences and activities, preparing it for the challenges it will encounter at school.

Combined Daycare

The combined daycare institutions are a combination of a day nursery and kindergarten, and are for children aged 26 weeks up until they start school. 

How to get a Childcare Place

The Municipality pays a large share of the costs of childcare, but the remaining part is paid by the parents.

To get a childcare place and for information about rates and free places in Hvidovre, please contact the Childcare Administration.

Hvidovrevej 278
2650 Hvidovre
Telephone: (+45) 36 39 37 81

Telephone hours
Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 to 14:30
Thursday from 13:00 to 17:30
Friday from 9:00 to 13:30