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Preschool fees

Älmhult Municipality applies a fee ceiling for childcare fees.The fee ceiling for preschools means that the income ceiling is adjusted annually. The adjustment is defined by the Swedish National Agency for Education.

Valid from 1 January 2021

The income ceiling for 2021 is SEK 50 340

Fee calculation using the fee ceiling

The fee is calculated as a percentage (%) of the family’s total gross income (pre-tax income) x a pre-defined percentage (per child) = the childcare fee payable per month, regardless of the childcare hours.

If the family’s total monthly income is SEK 50 340 or more, the highest fee is paid; see the fees below.

Child no. 1 = the youngest child with a place

The fee is payable for 12 months/year.

The fee is the same no matter how many hours the child attends a preschool.

Fees for preschools


Maximum fee

Child 1


SEK 1510

Child 2


SEK 1007

Child 3


SEK 503

Child 4

No fee

Reduction of fee for universal preschool, children aged 3–5

For children aged 3–5, the fee is reduced by 25% each month based on the above fee from September in the year the child turns 3.

If the child attends the establishment for 15 hours a week or less, the universal preschool is free of charge and follows the school’s academic year.

The following forms of remuneration and welfare benefits are included in the parent’s/guardian’s income used to calculate the fee:

  • income from employment
  • professional fees
  • income from business activities
  • passive income from capital
  • income from other gainful activities
  • sickness benefit (sjukpenning)
  • parental benefit (föräldrapenning)
  • unemployment benefit (arbetslöshetsersättning)
  • activity support
  • study grants (utbildningsbidrag)
  • pension benefits (gross)
  • care allowance (vårdbidrag – taxable portion)
  • family allowance (familjebidrag) in the form of family credit (familjepenning – gross)
  • remuneration for foster children (fee portion)
  • payment from a trade union conflict fund (konfliktersättning)
  • occupational injury annuity (livränta – taxable portion)
  • company car benefit

The following welfare benefits are not included in income used to calculate the fee:

  • child allowance (barnbidrag)
  • government student aid (statligt studiestöd) in the form of extended child allowance (förlängt barnbidrag) and study allowance (studiehjälp)
  • housing supplement (bostadstillägg) for families
  • various forms of disability benefit (handikappersättning)
  • care allowance (vårdnadsbidrag) for disabled children
  • municipal housing supplement (kommunalt bostadstillägg) for the disabled
  • income support (socialbidrag)
  • maintenance allowance (underhållsbidrag)/benefit advance (bidragsförskott)
  • government student aid (statligt studiestöd) in the form of post-secondary student aid (studiemedel)
  • introduction benefit
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