This page will give you a general picture of the town, communications, housing and services. For more information about being new in Sweden and courses in the Swedish language for immigrants (SFI), follow the links to the right.
In the right column you will also find more detailed information about Sweden, the healthcare system and public transportation.
The municipality as well as private companies offer pre-school and childcare services in Nynäshamn. For children between one and five years you can apply for a place in a pre-school. They are open daytime during weekdays. Children between 6 and 13 years can attend leisure-time recreation before and after school and on school holidays.
Parents or guardians who need a place in pre-school or a leisure-time center must submit an application. For information about the application, call the telephone exchange: 08-520 680 00
The basis of the fee calculation is the gross income of the household and how much time the child spends in pre-school. There is a maximum fee for the household, based on the household’s income and the number of children that attend pre-school or other childcare activities.
The municipality is responsible for most of the schools. There are eleven compulsory schools in the municipality of Nynäshamn. Some of them have special focus areas, like outdoor life, reading or sports. One of the schools is a private school, where education is pursued in accordance with the Montessori philosophy. As a parent or guardian, you have the right to give your opinion on which school your child will attend.
You find one upper secondary school in Nynäshamn, Nynäshamns gymnasium. The school offers eleven different programs, both preparatory and vocational. Nynäshamn also offers a school for children with disabilities. The compulsory school and a secondary school with individual programs is located at Vanstaskolan and Tallbackaskolan in Ösmo locality. Another secondary school is found at Nynäshamns gymnasium in Nynäshamn.
Nynäshamn College of Further Education, NKC, provides adult education including a large number of basic and upper secondary courses, Swedish as a second language, vocational training and some distance learning university courses.
The Swedish health care system is mainly government-funded, decentralized and primarily financed through taxes. The system is organized on three levels, where the regional levels through the county councils have the responsibility for providing health care. At the local level, municipalities are responsible for social welfare services, care of the elderly and disabled and also care of psychiatric patients.
Generally, you should seek help at the health care center (vårdcentral) for all ailments that do not require immediate hospital care. There is no emergency care clinic in Nynäshamn. For urgent conditions, turn to the local hospital in Handen, Haninge municipality.
In 2010 the national road between Stockholm and Nynäshamn was made a four lane motorway. It is now providing fast and efficient travel from the capital of Sweden to Nynäshamn, in about 35 minutes.
It is SL that operates the public transport system in the County of Stockholm, including Nynäshamn. Nynäshamn is easily accessible by commuter train from Stockholm, with no change of trains. The journey takes about one hour and there are in total five commuter train stations in the municipality. You also find a dozen bus services in the area, some of which connect Nynäshamn with Södertälje, Västerhaninge, Ösmo and Stockholm.
There are a number of options for housing in Nynäshamn. There is no single accommodation agency for all types of housing, so if you are looking for private housing you need to contact the house-owners directly. If you are interested in the public housing sector, contact the housing company Nynäshamnsbostäder AB.
Before you can start a construction project – building from scratch, adding on to a building or rebuilding – you need a building permit. It is the Department of the Environment and Community Planning in the municipality of Nynäshamn that is responsible for handling permits and applications.