Your GP will confirm your pregnancy and refer you to the midwife.
You can choose how you want to give birth and you can discuss this with your midwife.
Check-ups are usually scheduled as follows:
In general, stays at the hospital are short (when there are no complications). Your district nurse or ‘sundhedsplejerske’ will contact and visit you during the first week after birth.
The vast majority of children under the age of six are looked after by a childminder or a nursery from Monday to Friday. It is your job to contact the municipal authorities to book a daycare spot for your child. In order to sign up for childcare you need a CPR number for your child and an address in Denmark. If there are not any places immediately available, the child's name will be placed on a waiting list. The earlier you put down the child's name, the greater the chance of finding a place when you need it.
You can apply for daycare by downloading and completing this application form and sending it to Relocation Service. It is necessary to have an address in Denmark in order to apply, but you can do it even if you don't have a CPR number yet. If you have a CPR number and NemID, you can apply online.
For further information on childcare in other cities, please contact us.
There are different school options in Denmark. Whether the education is received in a publicly provided school, in a private school or at home is a matter of individual choice, as long as accepted standards are met. It is education itself that is compulsory, not school.
Municipal primary and lower secondary education comprise the public schooling option and are in Danish called Folkeskolen. Municipal primary and lower secondary education in Denmark is free of charge and there are no admission requirements.
If you´re looking for folkeskolen outside of Aarhus, contact your local municipality.
Read more about this option on the Ministry´s website.
Aarhus International School offers employees at Aarhus University a discount of 20% on monthly tuition.
The Ministry of Education has made a list of international basic schools in Denmark.
In Denmark, home schooling is possible. Please contact your municipality for further information.
Read more about this option on this webiste.
Children can be cared for at after-school centres or in after-school care schemes (SFO) in grade 0-3. Children can play with their friends, do homework or take part in various other activities. Read more here.
ForeningsMentor International is a project which aspires to help and guide children and adolescents into a club or association so that they may benefit from an active leisure time in social communities while participating in sports or creative activities.
Aarhus Music School is one of the largest music schools in the country and offers classes in endless varieties: all instruments (more or less), singing lessons, music groups for kids 0-5 years old, music workshops for older kids, choirs, orchestras, band academy, and much more.They teach on all levels and our students are of all ages - 0 to 80 years old. Most students receive lessons on a weekly basis.
Aarhus Municipality offers a free programme for those wishing to continue language instruction in their native language. This service is available for EU/EEC languages and is for pupils aged 5-16 (grades 0-9). The objective of mother tongue language instruction is to enable the pupils to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the spoken and written language of their native country and to enable them to express themselves verbally and in writing.
In Aarhus the instruction takes place at Møllevangskolen.
Read more about the programme on Møllevangskolen website (in Danish).
Contact Møllevangskolen for further information.
Once you have completed your basic school education in grade 9 or 10, you can apply for enrolment in a youth education programme. Youth education programmes are courses of preparatory study or professional qualification programmes usually lasting three or four years.
Some schools offer general upper secondary programmes in English, German or French. The Ministry of Children and Education have created a list of all the options offered in Denmark.
In Denmark, parents receive child benefits for each child under the age of 18. The child benefits are based on age and are paid on a monthly/quarterly basis.
You are eligible to receive full benefits if:
Otherwise, you can receive a percentage of the benefit. See the rates and further information about family benefits and how to apply here. You are welcome to contact us for further information.
Gyngehesten is a playgroup in Skejby, Aarhus, where children aged 0-6 and their parents/grandparents/nanny come to play & socialize and meet other children, who are at home and not in a kindergarten. The parent/grandparent/nanny stays with the child the whole time. Read more about Gyngehesten on their Danish website, or contact Lotte Højfeldt and she will provide the information needed in English.