Ankara - 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?

Private preschools and day cares are half the price of American equivalents and provide quality all-day care. Many provide lunch and breakfast. We have been very pleased by the quality of our preschool, particularly compared to the price. - Sep 2020

Many families put their little ones in Turkish day care facilities. There were several near Park Oran. Reviews seemed generally positive in terms of pricing and services. - Oct 2018

Tons of preschools available, such as KIPS, BLIS, OASIS, etc. - Sep 2018

There are no preschools or daycare within walking distance of Park Oran where many personnel are housed. I don't have a need for these services but that would be a huge issue if we did. We hired a babysitter for after school care and the price is $10 an hour. - Jul 2018

Yes, there are pre-schools and day care that are good value. - Oct 2017

Many preschools available and they range in price from US$300 - $800/month. - Sep 2016

N/A for our family, but I have heard that there are many options available from BESA to local Turkish schools, international English language pre-schools, etc. - Aug 2015

I know they exist, and expats use them, but I have not experienced them myself. - Apr 2015

Yes, they are available, but we don't have any direct experience with them. - Feb 2015

Yes. - Apr 2014

Many Turkish pre-schools and English speaking ones. - Mar 2014

Yes. - Mar 2014

There are English language preschools available including Montesorri, however most parents report dissatisfaction with the Montesorri school here in Ankara. - Jul 2013

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