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Smestad kindergarten

About Smestad kindergarten

The kindergarten is located in a quiet area, with little traffic. It is within walking distance of several student houses, and there are bus routes to the college and downtown Lillehammer.

We have a large outdoor area, that contributes to varied play and development. We take use of our neighbour buildings gymnasium, and during the winter we have slides and skiing trails. We rent out the kindergarten for children’s birthdays.

Facts:

  • 0-6 years
  • Centrally located
  • Part- or full time
  • Siblings
  • No deposit
  • No mandatory volunteer work
  • 11 months’ payment
  • 2 meals a day

Pay rates

  • Kindergarten fee per month for full time is NOK 3.040, –
  • Cost fee per month is NOK 275, – for full time
  • Sibling discount is 30% for child number 2
  • Sibling discount is 75% for child number 3
  • 11-month payment

Admission criteria

  • Children of students are prioritized at the main admission.
  • Children with disabilities and children that are under a lawful decision by the child protective service Act cf. §13 Kindergarten Act.
  • Children/ family is recommended a spot after professional evaluation.
  • Siblings of children who attend Kindergarten.
  • When admitted to carry out a full assessment of the child´s situation and environment in the kindergarten.
  • In order to be considered at the main admission in each county, you must apply for a spot by March 1st.

Statutes in regard of the kindergarten

Statute applies until further notice.

  1. Ownership
    SINN kindergarten is owned and operated by Studentsamskipnaden i Innlandet (SINN).
  1. Purpose
    The kindergarten holds the purpose of ensuring children healthy development and activity in close understanding with the child´s home. The kindergarten will give help to give children an upbringing that complies with Christian values.
  1. The cooperation´s composition
    Each kindergarten has its own work council that holds four members:
    2 of these are representatives of parents
    2 are representatives of the employees.
    The institutions head teacher will attend, speak and make proposals in the work council, and the representatives of the work council are elected for one year at a time.
  1. Admission procedure
    The head of the kindergarten, in cooperation with the administration in each county, is responsible for the admission process. The kindergarten does a coordinated admission.
  1. Admission criteria
    • Children of students are prioritized at the main admission.
    • Children with disabilities and children that are under a lawful decision by the child protective service Act cf. §13 Kindergarten Act.
    • Children/ family is recommended a spot after professional evaluation.
    • Siblings of children who attend Kindergarten.
    • When admitted, there will be carried out a full assessment of the child´s situation and environment in the kindergarten.

    In order to be considered at the main admission in each county, you must apply for a spot by March 1st, after this the Kindergarten distributes spots consecutively.

    There is an overall evaluation of the group of children during admission, in order to make sure that there aren’t too many children with special needs. By admission, the age of the children will also be considered.

  1. Admission period and notice period.
    A kindergarten year is counted from August 15th to August 15th the following year.From the day one replies to the offer of admission from the kindergarten, there is a resignation time of 2 months, counted from the 1st of each month. Resignation is required as a written notice to the kindergartens head of administrations team. The resignation time is equal for everyone, even you are a student or not.The children are required to have a minimum of 4 weeks’ holiday during the year, whereas 3 of these are required to be consecutive during the summer. The kindergarten must be notified by the 15th of April about which weeks the child will have summer vacation.
  1. Opening hours
    SINN kindergarten in Lillehamer: Open from 07.30 – 16.30. The kindergarten closes at 11.30 the Wednesday before Maundy Thursday, and is closed from Christmas Day until 1stof January. The staff will increase during Easter as soon as the head of the administrative team hold the information about how many children will go on holiday and how many children will still need to stay at the kindergarten. The kindergarten will be closed two weeks during the summer. The kindergarten has 37,5 hours of planning per year (5 days), and the will be closed on these days.
  1. Payment
    Parents payment is determined by SINNs administrative team. The fees and costs are due on the 1st of each month (advance payment). Everyone pays for 11 months per year, payment period from 15th of July – 15th of August. It is granted a 30% sibling discount as of the second child. If you do not pay, and we have to send you an invoice, fees will apply. If you still do not pay, debt collection will apply and you will be terminated from the kindergarten.
  1. Area Exploitation
    There should be at east 4m2 per child over the age of 3 years and a minimum of 1/3 more for children under the age of 3.
  1. Safety
    The kindergarten has approved procedure for health, safety and environment which are handled by the administrative team at the kindergarten.
  1. Changes
    The changes in the statues must be approved by the Board of SINN