School-based leisure-time facilities provide wraparound care for all children in grades 0 to 3 in ordinary municipal primary and lower-secondary schools. In Danish, this school-based leisure time offer is called 'skolefritidsordning' or colloquially SFO.

The facilities focus on supporting your child’s personal, social, and cultural development. Children need to learn to make decisions to be able to say yes or no to things. In this way, they learn to take responsibility for themselves when they are together with other people.

  • Attendance at an SFO is completely voluntary and it is you as a parent who pays for the care.
  • At an SFO the children are together with their friends and can also make new friendships. At the same time, they can participate in various activities both indoors and outdoors.
  • The primary language in an SFO is Danish.
  • An SFO is usually open Monday to Thursday from 6.30 to 17.00 and Friday from 6.30 to 16.30. On training days, the centre is closed from 8.00 to 11.30, matched to school bell times.
  • Your child can start at an SFO before they have a CPR number. If you would like to enroll your child in a facility before they have a CPR number, you should contact the department Placement Service and Pupil Administration (Pladsanvisning og Elevadministration), City of Aarhus.
  • SFO's have premises that are fitted out for leisure activities, but they can also use the school’s other premises and facilities.
  • If your child goes to a private school and you want to enroll he or she in an SFO school-based leisure-time facility, you should contact your child’s school.

Please note: Every SFO has its own special features.

Read more about school-based leisure-time facilities on the schools’ own websites (in Danish). You will find the websites of the district schools via the map.