The maximum fee for SiO Kindergarten is NOK 2 730 per month. Free lunch is provided for all children of student parents who pay the SiO semester fee. For others, the cost for lunch comes to 270 NOK per month. 

From income NOK    Up to income NOKPercent / amount
0500 500 6 %
500 500-Maximum fee NOK 2 730

Free core time

From August 1st 2016, 3, 4 and 5 year olds from households with a combined income lower than 417 000 NOK are entitled to free core time in kindergarten (20 hours a week). To receive free core time you must apply for reduced kindergarten fees.

What is considered income?
The kindergarten fee is calculated from the combined taxable capital income and personal income for the household where the child’s place of residence is registered. This applies both to reduced kindergarten fees and free core time.

  • Spouses, registered partners and partners are considered as part of the household
  • Partners are defined as unmarried persons of age 18 and older who live together, and have lived together in a marriage-like relationship for at least 12 of the last 18 months, or have a child together
  • If a child regularly lives with both parents, kindergarten fees are calculated from the income of the household where the child is registered
  • A study loan is not considered as income

To receive reduced kindergarten fee due to low income, you must apply by the date sent to you by e-mail. If we do not receive an application from you, you will automatically be charged the maximum kindergarten fee of NOK 2 730, until we receive your application with supporting documentation. This is not retroactive. You must attach a copy of your most recent tax return, and any other documentation of your income.

Download application for reduced fees for SiO Kindergarten. Send the application and supporting documentation to

Please note that everyone must apply again each year by August first to receive the reduced kindergarten fees.