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
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