Steinkjer Student Kindergarten

How to apply

Applications must be registrered through Steinkjer Municipality's application portal. The application deadline is 1 March.

Go to application form.

Please do also contact the kindergarten directly by email if you apply or would like more information.


Important documents for new parents

Contact us

Office / manager Marthe Bones
email / Tel: 910 01 147

"Hakkespett": tlf. 948 07 709

"Kongle": tlf. 948 34 450

Postal address: Steinkjersannan 6
7713 Steinkjer

The student kindergarten at Steinkjer is a single department day care for children between the ages of 0-6 years. We have room for up to 22 children, depending on their age.

2016-04-1409:20 Erling Rognes Solbu

If you choose the student kindergarten - you choose playing

We strive to create a good learning environment by emphasising safety and prosperity for all. Our main priority is “community, togetherness and equality”. Playing is at the centre of our everyday activities.

Steinkjer Student Kindergarten is located at Steinkjersannan, very close to Nord University. Central Steinkjer, with its parks, church, art exhibitions, libraries, etc is within walking distance. We also have great hiking destinations nearby, such as Furuskogen, Sneppahaugen and Figgafjæra.

We are owned and run by Studentinord, but share a building with Steinkjersannan kindergarten, a municipal kindergarten with six departments. We have a common outdoor area, a barbeque cabin and an activity room. We work closely with Steinkjersannan kindergarten on the programme for the five year olds, who will leave for school the following year.

Parents about the kindergarten

"It was the summer of 2018 and we had just moved our little family across the sea, from Iceland to Steinkjer. Kristinn had just been accepted at Nord University and I (Anna Lilja) was and still am a distance student at the University of Iceland and a stay at home mother.

It was a big change for all of us but we were especially worried about our children and how well they would adjust to a new country, new language and a new kindergarten. Our worries quickly vanished when we met the teachers and staff at Studentbarnehagen and we have felt so welcome there. It didn't take long for the kids to feel right at home and it took them about two months to learn Norwegian.

We love how small and personal the kindergarten is and how each of our children gets the attention and care they need. We couldn't have asked for a better place for our kids to play, learn and go on adventures." (Anna Lilja and Kristinn, student parents)

"I've met other parents in similar situations. Several of us are new in town and had no social network when we arrived. We have got funding from Studentinord and arranged barbeques, May 17 celebrations, "Karneval" etc. We get to use the kindergarten for social gatherings" (Karianne, student parent).


Steinkjer Student Kindergarten has five employees. Three of these are pre-school teachers and the other two are assistants. In case of special needs among the children special education staff may come in addition.


We offer solutions tailored to your needs as a student:

  • Places for children under 1 year of age
  • Flexible opening hours
  • Options for 10 or 11-month kindergarten-year.
  • We look after children who are ill on examination days
  • Extended opening hours during the exam period


The opening hours vary according to the needs of the students. The normal opening hours are 07.15 a.m. – 04.30 p.m. Parents can arrange for an extended stay outside of opening hours with advanced notice.


Applications must be registered in the Steinkjer municipality's application portal.

Additional: Please also send an e-mail with confirmation that you are a student.

Application deadline: 1 March

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