Transfer between preschools

Parents can apply for transfers between preschools in the municipality, but in principle you must apply for a transfer before February 1st every year, to ensure the transfer.

Transfers of children between preschools depend on the situation in each of them, but most commonly they are performed after the summer closing of preschools.

TRANSFERS BETWEEN PRESCHOOLS IN HAFNARFJÖRÐUR

Transfers between municipalities

Municipalities in the Reykjavík area have a mutual agreement to authorize children moving between municipalities, staying in the relevant preschool until the child receives a preschool place in the legal domicile municipality. However, no longer than 12 months. If there is a transfer between municipalities, the parent/legal guardian must send in an application for a preschool.

If the service that the child requires, e.g. due to disability, is not available in the municipality the child is moving to, the stay in those cases will as per an agreement. The parents of a child should apply in writing for an extension of a preschool stay in the municipality they are moving from, but the municipality of the new domicile will pay the cost of the municipality. The municipality of the new domicile will collect preschool fees from the parents in accordance with the admittance and discount regulations that apply there.

EXTENSION OF A PRESCHOOL STAY DUE TO A TRANSFER FROM THE MUNICIPALITY