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from the kindergarten.



Hello all parents.

As you probably know by now the kindergarten will not be opening on Thursday, but has been ordered to be further closed until the 13th of April.

We hope to open again on the 14th of April, but there is no guarantees as of yet.


I would remind you that we are open for parents who have occupation critical for society and for children with special needs.


Feel free to call me or send me an email if you have any questions.


I hope your stay safe in the meantime and hopefully we’ll see you all soon.

Best regards,


(Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 14.41)

Hello everyone.

I hope everyone is doing okay and staying healthy. 


It looks like we’ll know tomorrow if the kindergarten and the school will be closed further.  But we need to be prepared that this could drag on a bit longer.  

The most important thing at the moment is to get control of this virus and stop it from spreading further.


I understand if you’re children are a bit bored and restless at the moment. 
This is a link to a site that Trondheim Kommune has put together, they contain tips on activities can do.  

The teachers have also been active in sending out tips on activities. 


The staff also try to use Vigilo  to keep in touch with you.  Maybe you want to make a video to say hello to the other children or adults in the kindergarten. 


If so please send it to me so I can spread it.


Don’t hesitate to call or send an email if you have any questions I just want to talk.

Best regards,


(Monday, 23 March 2020, 17.02)

Som flere av dere allerede har fått med seg, har regjeringen landet på at foreldrene ikke skal betale for barnehage og SFO og at barnehagene skal få dekket bortfall av foreldrebetaling. I tillegg skal barnehagene fremdeles få utbetalt det vanlige tilskuddet fra kommunen:

Abelia, Foreningen for kunnskaps- og teknologibedrifter i NHO

(Tuesday, 17 March 2020,  18.09)

Good evening!

As indicated in the e-mail sent earlier today, the kindergarten will be closed tomorrow. Subsequently, I received an e-mail from the Department of Education, which has determined that all schools and kindergartens will remain closed through 26 March, with a possibility that the timeframe will be extended.

Government authorities have written in a press release that parents have rights to child care benefits when they are home from work because schools and kindergartens are closed.


Leaders of kindergartens and school principals are required to ensure that children of healthcare service employees, as well as children of employees in the public transport industry and within other critical societal sectors, have access to assistance when kindergartens, schools or other day care facilities are closed. This support also applies to parents of children with special needs who cannot be cared for.


The following industries and positions have been identified as critical by the emergency preparedness committee:

  • Management and crisis management

  • Defense

  • Police

  • Health and healthcare

  • Emergency/paramedic services

  • ICT security (civic)

  • Nature and environment

  • Logistics

  • Water and refuse

  • Financial services

  • Energy and power services

  • Electronic communications services

  • Transportation

  • Satellite-based services

  • Pharmacists


Wherein both parents fall under these groups, care options will be made available.  For those this apply for I ask that you send an e-mail to me indicating when you require kindergarten care for your child.

Best regards,


(Thursday, 12 March 2020, 20.56)

Here we have listed resources to assist children and their parents while the kindergarten is closed.  If you have ideas you would like to share, you can send them to  

Tips on activities provided by Trondheim Kommune

Suggestion from Anniken Sølo/Gran and Mari Raunsgard/Eik

In the kindergarten we use what is called a visual schedule everyday. We usually use it during our circle time before lunch, and then we talk about what we have done so far today and what is next and throughout the rest of the day.


The schedule is only pictures, but the children know them so well that when I point at the pictures they all say out loud what they mean. The pictures are put in the order of what the day’s schedule is going to be like.


If you want to try a visual schedule at home to make som routines like we do in the kindergarten, I recommend that you look at these with your child, ask them what the symbols means and draw or print and make one that is suitable for your family at home. 


Here are the pictures; remember to ask your child what they mean. ;) 

Videoclips from Syngendebarnehage:

Additional suggestions from Anniken Sølo/Gran and Mari Raunsgard/Eik


Her kan dere lese en artikkel om hvordan dere kan synge med barna hjemme i denne tiden og ellers.

Kanskje kan barna til og med lære dere noen sanger, og dette er veldig fint for barns språkstimulering og språkutvikling. 

Yoga for kids 
We have done these in the kindergarten. 


Fairy Tales

Our monthly theme in March was fairy tales and stories, so here are some of the fairy tales you can look at or listen to.

Vi har også hatt eventyr som tema i Mars, så her er noen videos med ulike eventyr: -pannekaka -de tre bukkene bruse -gullhår og de tre små bjørnene QhNBkv&index=1 


I also want to recommend the movie / Vil også anbefale Hakkebakkeskogen: 


In the kindergarten we use different games, and the kids are into different types depending on their skills and interests.  A pedagogical purpose with games is to practice taking turns.

I barnehagen bruker vi ulike spill som barn viser stor interesse for. En god pedagogisk hensikt med å bruke slike spill med barna er å øve på turtaking.

Turtaking er en viktig del av barns utvikling av sosiale ferdigheter på samme måte som å hevde sin rett også er en viktig del. Noen barn må jobbe med å vente på turen sin, mens andre barn må jobbe med å si ifra feks hvis noen hopper over turen deres.


Begge deler er like viktige, både som personlige egenskaper og for å kunne være en god venn feks. 

Alle barnehager og skoler stenges

Regjeringen har besluttet at alle landets barnehager og skoler stenges midlertidig. Fra og med 12. mars klokken 18, vil alle skoler og barnehager i Norge bli stengt.

I første omgang vil barnehagene og skolene holde stengt til 26. mars 2020. Dette kan bli forlenget. 

Mer informasjon kan du lese på

Vennlig hilsen  

(Thursday, 12 March 2020, 15.07)

Dear Birralee Kindergarten parents,

In response to the worsening situation in Norway, we have decided to close the kindergarten tomorrow (Friday).


It is likely that this closure will be extended. This will be confirmed by email, no later than Sunday.


In anticipation of a longer closure, we ask that parents remove all items from their child's cubbies and take all clothes and personal items home.  


Parents whose children are not in kindergarten today can collect their child's belongings between 14:30 and 16:00.

Take care.

Best regards,


(Thursday, 12 March 2020, 11.03)

Birralee International Kindergarten Trondheim

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