Høje-Taastrup Municipality has schools and childcare institutions in every urban area of the municipality. We naturally guarantee a place for every child in the municipality's childcare institutions.
At Høje-Taastrup Municipality we wish to give every child the best start and take a holistic approach to each child and his or her development, from nursery to secondary education. We emphasise that all children must have the opportunity to develop and be encouraged to thrive and learn as much as possible, whatever their circumstances.
Schools and institutions must help to ensure healthy lives for children and young people, such as a healthy and nutritious diet, and by making exercise and outdoor activities part of their everyday lives.
Childcare is far more than just taking care of children, since it also involves development, learning and interaction. Your child can learn and be challenged and stimulated by spending time with other children.
In Høje-Taastrup there are several options available for children up to the age of six. There are three different types of childcare institution:
Age-integrated institutions for children aged 0-6. The children are divided into groups of children up to the age of 3 (nursery groups), and groups of children aged over 3 (nursery school groups).
Nurseries for children aged from 0 to 2. The children are divided into small groups.
Nursery schools for children aged from 3 to 5-6. The children are divided into small groups. Children can be offered a nursery school place from the age of 2 years and 10 months.
All childcare institutions are staffed with qualified nursery school teachers and trained assistants who organise activities to support the children's development, while making sure that the children are well-cared for and interact well with other children and adults.
The Municipal Place Allocation Service offers places in one of the childcare institutions with available places at the time required. As a general rule, a place is offered in the area where you live.
You are offered a place according to your application date (place allocation date) and which childcare institution you prefer.
You must register your child in the digital place allocation system (in Danish only). You can get help with registration at Borgerservice.
In Høje-Taastrup Municipality we set high ambitions for our primary and lower secondary schools and our objective is for all children and young people to develop and be encouraged to thrive and learn as much as possible, whatever their circumstances.
The municipality has ten primary and lower secondary schools, and a 10th grade centre. Primary and lower secondary schools cover grades 0 to 9. The Youth College also offers full-time programmes to prepare for the lower secondary school leaving examination.
Registration for primary and lower secondary school takes place in January, via the digital place allocation system (in Danish only). You can get help for registration at Borgerservice or the local school.
Older pupils can attend Høje-Taastrup Upper Secondary School, as well as numerous vocational education programmes at NEXT, while Roskilde University Centre, west of Hedehusene, is not far away. The municipality also offers numerous educational opportunities within the social and healthcare area, for example.
Childcare after school
All of our primary and lower secondary schools have after-school care centres for children in grades 0 - 3. From the third grade, after-school clubs are offered.
Registration for after-school care takes place at the same time as registration for school, but can also be at other times, in the digital place allocation system (in Danish only).
Parents pay fees for after-school care.