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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?

They are available, and a lot of parents hire housekeepers/nannies to do child care. Household help is about $20/day; I have no idea about pre-schools. - Oct 24, 2017
There are TONS of creches in the city. Prices are reasonable, and the quality varies. Do your homework. - Oct 23, 2017
I hear they are available but most folks I know use nannies. - Jul 20, 2014
For the littlest ones, most people use an in-home nanny/maid, as the cost is cheap and the quality decent. For 3 and 4 year olds, there have been various options, including some in-home preschools run by expats and various private English, English/French and French/Arabic choices. Generally, if you pay less (say $200/month), you get 20 kids in a room and a lot of chaos. If you pay more (maybe $400-600/month), you get better quality. - Nov 17, 2011
It is available but you need to get on the list as soon as you know you will be coming. It is expensive. Ms. Elizabeth's is a favorite with the English speaking ex-pat community. - Sep 18, 2011
Yes, decent and fairly inexpensive. - Apr 8, 2010
Expensive at RAS, affordable French and Moroccan preschools around. - Jun 3, 2008