Windhoek - 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?

Most people have nannys/houskeepers and/or cooks. It is typically the domestic helpers that watch the children. These services are very affordable and generally cost approx US$12-US$15 a day. - Jan 2016

Yes, but limited. Good quality daycare options are rare. We opted for full-time nanny as day care and preschool options usually finish at 1pm. That being said, my child attended a preschool for last six months and loves it. Cost is miminal, but it still ends at 1pm. - Jun 2015

There are only really three preschools that the expats go to, and they all have enormous waiting lists. If you are coming, mention to your sponsors that you want preschool as quickly as possible. We've been going to Little Penguins, which is considered the premiere preschool in Windhoek. It's Montessori-based, but our daughter, who started preschool in the US, has started regressing on her letter recognition because it's not really reinforced in school. We've started supplementing at home. Other parents have found other Montessori-based preschools or the Waldorf-curriculum preschool, although that one is taught in German. Waldorf is the only one that is amenable to the kids not being there five days a week. - May 2013

Multiple options available - German, English-speaking and Afrikaans. - Jan 2013

Available - Waldorf, Montessori, etc. schools, though I haven't had first-hand experience with them. - Jul 2012

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