| Child Care
The municipality offers childcare for its youngest citizens in a variety of daycare settings that are designed for infants and pre-schoolers alike, including certified private homes.
Even though you might not have the need for comprehensive daycare when your new baby arrives, it is advisable to get your name on the waiting list for places in the daycare centre of your choice, mainly because priority is based on your registration date. If a child is registered within a month of being born, the date of birth is used as the registration date. The child must live in Tórshavn Municipality to be registered. If you intend to move to the Faroes, you may register your child six months before you arrive in the Faroes.
Many new daycare centres have been built in the Municipality in recent years and the need is almost met. The goal is that daycare should be available to all that need it before the child is one year old and onwards. An application for childcare can be obtained at the Snarskivan.
The cost for daycare per month in 2008 is: infant care – 2,242 DKK; for pre-schoolers – 1,408 DKK; for certified home daycare – 1,869 DKK. Childcare is available for each group for 11 months a year only.