Children and family


Daycare and health services for children.

Daycare for children

The municipality of Skien has both public and private kindergardens which offer a safe stay for your children from 0 to 6 years of age.

Norwegian kindergardens are controlled by the the Norwegian Ministry of Education, as a part of our educational system. 

Take a closer look at where the kindergardens (barnehage) are located.

Appliances before 1st of March each year or by vacancies.

Read more about kindergardens in Skien.

Before and after-school programme

The municipality of Skien offer a before and after-school programme (SFO) from the first to the fourth grade, and for children with special needs from the first to the seventh grade.

Read more about after-school programme (SFO).

The Directorate og Integration and Diveristy (IMDI) has information about beeing new in Norway. You find it on their webpage:

Health care

Departement for Preventive health care for children, youths and for birth care is established to secure a good life for all, independent of social background. The aim is a good social environment, and to prevent somatic and psychiatric illness.

For further information, contact Skien service center, phone +47 35 58 10 00.

Special health services

Skien health service assists people in need of special care, such as the elderly or disabled.

Contact information

Skien health service center (Tjenestekontoret)

Kongensgate 31, 3717 Skien

Phone: +47 35 58 18 70


Hospital and doctors

Skien emergency room offers help outside the opening hours of your private primary doctor. 

Phone: 116 117 (all hours).

Monday to friday at 16.00-08.00. Weekends and holidays: all hours.

Acute emergency/ambulance: call 113.


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