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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?

There are many local and French run daycare options and QSI offers preschool. The costs are reasonable to moderately high. Another affordable option is hiring a nanny. - Jun 29, 2015
There are a few, but I have no direct knowledge of them. - Aug 23, 2014
Nannies are affordable (about $200/month) and generally of good quality. There are a number of Francophone preschools that offer half-day programs for about the same price; I've heard mixed reviews. - May 21, 2013
As far as I know there’s no commercial daycare available in Benin. Expats with preschoolers all have nannies and they all love their nannies. - Dec 29, 2011