Belgrade - Post Report Question and Answers

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?

Plenty of recommended preschools. - Sep 2019

Yes, and there is a lot to choose from. - Jan 2019

Yes. Our children were older so I don't much about those, but they're there. - Dec 2018

Yes. Many people sent kids to a preschool in their neighborhood in the suburbs and were satisfied. - Sep 2015

Very good preschool at the Chartwell International School. Cost is slightly cheaper than in the States. A 25% discount was negotiated with Chartwell, which makes it competitive with ISB. It comes out to about 450 EUROs per month. Nannies run at 5-6 EUROs/hour. - Aug 2015

Yes, we used Cili Vili, a private preschool located in the Banovo Brdo neighborhood and very convenient for people living in that area. It is a Serbian school, so while all of the teachers and the director speak some English, the day-to-day instruction was in Serbian. Both of our kids are leaving post fluent in Serbian thanks to Cili Vili, but they started at two years old, and kids who start at 4-5 often struggle a little before settling in. The communication isn't quite what you get from a U.S. daycare in terms of daily reports, but the teachers were happy to answer any questions if asked and they hang up a daily activity list and menu in English for parents who don't speak Serbian. They provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks, are open 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM including Serbian and U.S. holidays (closed one week between New Year and Serbian Christmas), and cost about 340 Euros/month. There are lots of good private Serbian preschools, but international, English options include International Nursery School of Belgrade, Chartwell, and Play, Grown, Learn. - Aug 2015

Yes, there are numerous preschool/daycare options available, including the International School of Belgrade, Chartwell International School, the International Nursery School of Belgrade, the French International School, and the International Preschool of Belgrade. Many families in Banovo Brdo send their kids to Cili Vili, a Serbian-language daycare/preschool located very close to many houses in the neighborhood. - Aug 2014

There are international daycares as well as local ones. We have had a great experience with a local one, but have visited several and they were all quite nice. Serbians are quite loving towards children so its a win-win. Many families hire nannies as well. - Aug 2013

There is ISB (really expensive) or INSB: International Nursery School of Belgrade ( or local neighborhood preschools (but these tend to be more like daycare). - Jul 2011

Not sure, but most parents seem happy. - Jun 2010

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