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Four towns in Croatia offer free kindergartens for all children

Four towns offer free Kindergartens in Croatia

ZAGREB, Jan 28 (Hina) – Umag, Belisce, Vrlika and Obrovac are the only towns in Croatia offering free kindergartens for all children, a survey shows.

The survey was conducted by gradonacelnik.hr, a news website reporting on the activities of mayors and local government across the country, and covered 124 of 128 towns.

It shows that the monthly cost of daycare for children is the lowest in Komiza on the southern island of Korcula – HRK 270, followed by Cabar, Nin and Otocac where the cost of a place in a kindergarten for the first child is HRK 300.

The cost of daycare is below HRK 500 in another ten towns, while elsewhere it ranges from HRK 500 to 900 for the first child.

Costs for the second and third child, if attending the same kindergarten, are mostly lower, by up to 50 percent for the second child. Free daycare for the third child is offered by 61 towns. Opatija is the only town to offer a free place in a kindergarten for the second child.

About 60 towns also co-fund daycare services provided by privately-owned kindergartens and registered childminders.

(EUR 1 = HRK 7.4)

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