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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, and yes. - Oct 22, 2017
There are some good preschools. The US Embassy has one, which is convenient for those who live on compound. Vasant Vihar had several and that is were many people send their kids. Many follow a Montessori-esque style (some completely, some partially). Preschool starts at 18 months--5 days a week, from about 9-12. Preschools are comparable to what you'd pay in the US or a bit cheaper. No one does day care--you hire an ayah (nanny) if you need child care. - Mar 15, 2017
Preschool onsite at the embassy was great! Other choices in the residential areas. - Feb 14, 2017
Yes, and generally not too expensive, though not as cheap as household help. About American prices. - Nov 8, 2016
There are preschools, and many people hire nannies for at-home kids. The American Embassy has an "Apple Kids" program for pre-school ages. - Jun 2, 2016
Yes, the Embassy community association operates the Apple school day care, and some folks send their kids to "Little Senators" as an alternative. Some critiques have arisen about safety and quality of attentiveness at the Apple School but I do not have first hand experience. - Sep 6, 2014
Yes, but we don't have personal experience with those. - Sep 3, 2014
If you are USG, there's a preschool on the compound. I think AES has one also. Most people have live-in child minders. - Aug 14, 2013
Yes, most expats hire nannies and use embassy preschools. - May 18, 2013
YES very good. - Oct 21, 2012
Most people hire nannies. - Sep 16, 2012
there's a preschool at the US Embassy. everyone had domestic help for daycare. - Aug 7, 2011
A large number of options, from the Apple School to French pre-school. Local Indian pre-school is very traditional (rote memory work). - Sep 18, 2010
Kind of okay. - Aug 1, 2010