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Subsidy for private care

You have the option to choose private care for your children from 0 years until they start school instead of using a place in a municipal institution, a self-owned daycare, or a private institution. You can receive economic subsidy for private care.

As a parent, you can apply for a subsidy for private care.

The size of the subsidy depends on:

  • Your monthly childcare expenses
  • The number of hours for care

You can receive a maximum subsidy of 75% of your expenses, but there is also a cap on the maximum subsidy.

Subsidy rates for 2023:

  • 6.621 DKK for children aged 26 weeks to 2 years
  • 3.794 DKK for children aged 3 years to school start

Subsidy rates for 2022:

  • 5.989 DKK for children aged 26 weeks to 2 years
  • 3.608 DKK for children aged 3 years to school start

The childcare subsidy is based on full-time care, meaning 40 hours or more per week. A reduced subsidy is provided for part-time care.

Before you can receive the subsidy, the following conditions must be met:

  • You must be a resident of Esbjerg municipality.
  • You must enter into a care agreement with a childminder, whom you find yourself, and the care agreement and the person who will care for the child must be approved by Esbjerg municipality.
  • You must not receive full-time parental leave benefits or leave allowance for childcare for the child for whom you are seeking a subsidy.

Read more about private care

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