Religious communities and other private stakeholders have different possibilities for establishing private day-care centres.
Day care can be provided in several different ways - either as a municipal day-care centre, an independent day-care centre, an outsourced day-care centre, a private institution, municipal family day-care or private family day-care.
If you want to set up an independent day-care centre, you must sign an agreement with the local council of the municipality. Independent day-care centres are part of the municipal child-care services, and the municipality is normally responsible for allocating places at the centre. Independent day-care centres are non-profit institutions.
You can also set up outsourced day-care centres if the local council decides to put the operation of one or more day-care centres out for tender. Outsourced day-care centres are also part of the municipal child-care services, and the municipality is normally responsible for allocating places at the centre. Private suppliers operating outsourced day-care centres may choose to withdraw any profits from operations. So outsourced day-care centres are not non-profit institutions.
Finally, you can set up private institutions, which must also be approved by the local council. Private institutions are not part of the municipal child-care services, and you therefore have to find children for the institution yourself. Like outsourced day-care centres, private institutions are not non-profit institutions, and they may therefore withdraw any profits from operations.
All private day-care centres must comply with the statutory objectives of the Act on day-care services - including the specific objective of day-care services. This means, among other things, that day-care centres must give children the right to participate in making decisions and in taking on responsibilities, and they must also give the children an understanding of democracy. Day-care centres must also contribute to developing children's independence, ability to participate in binding communities, solidarity and integration into Danish society.