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 

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


Charlotte and Ian

Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here