”Barnefamiliers tilsynsordninger, høsten 2010”.

Moafi, H.
Bjørkli, E.S.
Oslo: Statistisk Sentralbyrå.


The purpose of this study is to describe choices, behaviour, preferences and priorities of families with young children regarding daycare schemes and school-based leisure-time facilities.


The study shows that the use of daycare facilities increases in line with the child’s age, the parent’s level of education and the families’ income. The study also shows a tendency that parents in low-income families state the price of the daycare facility as an important reason not to apply for it. The study also reveals that 71% of the children are at their daycare facility for 25-40 hours a week, corresponding to a part-time place even though most families have agreed to a full-time place, which is more than 40 hours a week. On average, children spend 35 hours a week at their daycare facility.


A total of 3,262 parents of children aged one to nine years were interviewed over the telephone. For parents with children aged one to five years old, the interviews were about the families’ financial situation, their choices and preferences of daycare schemes as well as their satisfaction with these. The authors carried out a descriptive analysis, in which the answers are inserted in tables and figures to illustrate the families’ use of daycare schemes.


Moafi, H. & Bjørkli, E.S. (2011). ”Barnefamiliers tilsynsordninger, høsten 2010”. Oslo: Statistisk Sentralbyrå.

Financed by

The Ministry of Education and Research in Norway and the MInistry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion