Childcare and School

If you move to Denmark with children you must sign up for childcare or education via the digital self-service system on the website of Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality or www.borger.dk


Childcare during the Day

In Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we guarantee childcare placement in the various childcare offers in the municipality. This guarantee covers the child from the age of 26 weeks up to and including the 3rd grade.

For offers according click to the AGE OF THE CHILD, and you can find information about the various childcare arrangements on the website of the municipality, where you also can use the DIGITAL DAY CARE ASSIGNMENT 

The websites behind the links above and below are in Danish. Use Google Translate for translation and CONTACT US, if the translation does not make sense.



You are entitled to have your child enrolled in the school of your catchment area. However, it is also possible to choose another state school (folkeskole) or a private school. If you have not received an invitation from the school when your child reaches the age of 6 or 7, you must contact the school of the district in question or the Department for Childcare and Education of Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality. You can also always contact them for advice and guidance on school enrolment, and find more information HIER.


Child Benefits

When you have children, you are also entitled to various child- and family benefits according to more exact rules. You can read more about this and find self-service solutions on the English version of borger.dk.


Foto: Borris.dk 

Ioana and Sorin

Romanian Family:

We have been made very welcome

”We love our country, Romania, but we have also grown very fond of Denmark which has become our home,” says 37-year-old Sorin Ungureanu who - together with his wife Ioana and their two children - find themselves so much at home that in the autumn of 2017 they bought the house of their dreams in Borris. Borris is a town with approximately 800 inhabitants in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality – geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark.

“We have been living here since 2011 and our children are fully integrated in the local community and gradually, so are we. We have been made to feel really welcome in this town. People gladly help us and we are very happy about living here,” Sorin says whilst simultaneously smiling at Erling Søndergaard - one of the passionate locals who likes to give a lending hand. Erling has helped the family with the purchase of their house, and as a friend of the family he joins our conversation as to why Sorin and Ioana came to Denmark and what it is like for a foreign family to move to Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

”We are also happy having you here. We can tell that you like being here, and you have also done a great deal to become a part of the community,” Erling points out referring to the fact that Sorin among others has been active in leading a father-child gymnastics team and a table tennis team in town.

Ioana und Sorin - Read the full story here


Iwona and Jarek

Polish family:

Nature and good conditions for the children are crucial

It is first and foremost the good conditions for the children and the clean and beautiful nature that Iwona and Jarek emphasize when expressing why they have chosen to settle in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality in Denmark. In the past two years Iwona and Jarek have been living in the village of Finderup together with their joint child Diego and Jarek’s son Manuel and his daughter Karolina.

”The child-care facilities here are simply so good. They do so much for the development of children. For instance, they are allowed to cook and do woodwork when they can handle a knife– even though it may be a little dangerous. Besides, they also spend a lot of time in nature. In all sorts of weather. It is so healthy for them”, says Iwona who is also really happy with the schools.

”However, the best thing is that you exist to live here – which means that you don’t just constantly work, but you work in order to also live in your spare time”, says Iwona, and Jarek agrees. That was the very reason why he came to Denmark to work, since - as a self-employed motor mechanic with his own construction firm - he just worked and worked without earning sufficient to live on. On top of that he did not have any spare time whatsoever.


Iwona og Jarek - Read the full story here