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Are preschools available? Day care? Are these expensive? What has been your experience with them, if any? Do the schools provide before- and/or after-school care?

Yes. All are Portuguese or French language. The only English language one is in Talatona. - Apr 23, 2016
Some families are experimenting with a local daycare and have been happy. Talk to the CLO for updated information. - Mar 28, 2015
Most embassy families have tried to hire a live-in nanny and a very small number have used the preschools, which are suspect in quality. There was an attempt by the Embassy to get access to a daycare run by the Petrol Industry but that was unable to be brought to fruition. Tragically, one local staff member had his child die at a daycare center. The child fell into and drowned in an open, unlocked water cistern at a day care center. Nearly all house have cisterns due to lack of a reliable public water system. - Aug 31, 2014
Some families have used local Portuguese-language preschools and have been satisified. ESCOLA and LIS offer high-quality preschool for 3-4 year olds, but it is extremely costly. Nannies are harder to find here than in any of my previous posts, and they are more costly (US$500-700/month) and work fewer hours than anywhere else I have lived. Domestic help is not easy in Luanda. - Jul 11, 2013
Wish I could find one, very difficult! - Apr 15, 2009