Changes to the playschool tariffs in Reykjavík, which haven’t increased in two years, will take effect as of January 1, 2011. The price of food and education for children who spend four to eight hours at playschool each weekday will increase by 5.35 percent but will remain unchanged for children whose daily accommodation exceeds eight hours.
From a playschool. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
For a couple whose child spends eight hours at playschool each day, the tariff will increase by ISK 1,105 (USD 9.4, EUR 7.2) per month, from ISK 20,655 to ISK 21,760 (USD 186, EUR 141), Morgunbladid reports.
Discounts for couples where one of the parents is studying will be dropped. Single parents and parents with disabilities will maintain a discount, although the monthly tariff increases from ISK 12,207 to ISK 12,860 (USD 110, EUR 84), and the same goes for couples where both parents are studying.
In the New Year, there will also be changes to the sibling discount. The discount for the second child will be 75 percent of the regular fee instead of 100 percent but the discount will remain 100 percent for the third or fourth sibling.