Childcare in Herning & Ikast-Brande

Herning and Ikast-Brande Municipality offers childcare. Which option is available for you depends on the age of your children.


Herning and Ikast-Brande municipalities offer various types of daycare. The types are divided into different categories, e.g. daycare mothers: who mind 3-5 children aged between 24 weeks and 2 years 9 months in their own home, daycare institutions, preschools and combined institutions. Read more about the options for daycare in Ikast-Brande and daycare in Herning municipalities.

Parents have the option of choosing private day care, receiving a subsidy for minding their own children, or having their children minded in a neighbouring municipality.

International kindergarten

If you want your child to attend a kindergarden, you can choose between the Danish kindergarten and the international kindergarten in Ikast that is a part of International School Ikast-Brande.


For the older children there are youth recreation centers (fritidshjem), after-school care (skolefritidsordning – SFO), and various other clubs for older children in both Ikast-Brande and Herning municipalities.

Digital pladsanvisning

Digital Pladsanvisning is a web-based self-ser¬vice system for parents who need childcare in Herning and Ikast-Brande municipalities – or who currently have a child in daycare within the municipalities. If you need to use Digital Pladsanvisning, please contact the Citizen Service Service (Borgerser¬vice) in person and they will guide you.

Herning Citizen Service
Ikast-Brande Citizen Service

Schooling in Herning & Ikast-Brande

Herning and Ikast-Brande Municipality provide education to all children in the ages of 6 to 16 years.

State schools

The public schools (Folkeskolen) provide education to all children in the ages of 6 to 16 years. In Denmark, there is 10 years of compul¬sory school education. Children start school in August the year they reach the age of six. The first year is kindergarten, followed by nine years’ schooling, which may be supplemented by an optional year in 10th grade.

More information about schools and studies in Herning municipality.
More information about Ikast-Brande municipality.

Teaching for bilingual children

School-age children who cannot speak Danish when they arrive will receive basic Danish language tuition. This takes place in ‘receiving classes’ held at Lundgaardskolen in Herning municipality, and at Ikast Nordre Skole and Ikast Vestre Skole in the municipality of Ikast-Brande.

International school Ikast-Brande

The international school is located in the western part of the city, Ikast. The school has students between the ages of 4 and 16. The International School Ikast-Brande teaches according to the Cambridge Educational Curriculum, which is an internationally recognized standard of education. If you wish to enroll your child at the interna¬tional school, please contact the school.
Read more about the International School Ikast-Brande.

IB programme – Ikast-Brande Gymnasium

The International Baccalaureate is an internationally recognized education with high academic standards and a rigorous assessment policy. If you are looking for an education that stimulates and challenges you but also requires hard work, then the IB at Ikast Gymnasium is the perfect place for you.