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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 English-language or bilingual "gans" (Anita's, City Kids, Rainbow Nursery) in the region that provide daycare for small children. They are generally cheaper than U.S. daycare. I have heard complaints about Anita's, but City Kids an Rainbow Nursery have good reputations. - Apr 12, 2016
Short answer, yes. We chose to pay for full day preschool at AIS for our younger child and we could not be happier with that choice - she loves it and is learning a ton. Like I said, right choice for us but it is expensive. Other options are Anita's, Gan Ora or a local gan. My understanding is that you can put your 3 year old in a local gan for minimal or no cost. For single parents or a family with two working parents some level of babysitter/nanny may be necessary. Minimum wage for a full time nanny are about US$1,200 month. Some people have live-in help. Talk to the CLO - he/she will know who has a nanny. If you are going to need full-time help it's best to start looking early and try to take over a nanny from a departing family or bring someone in that you sponsor. HR knows all the rules and are very helpful. - Nov 18, 2014
Many are available. - Apr 10, 2013