Cape Town - 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?

Yes. My child was at a local private PreK-12 school. It was kind of expensive and I think it came to about US $500 per month for the half-day program. The school was Reddam House Constantia, and it was very convenient because it was walking distance from home and work. My experience with them was good overall, but they did leave a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. They required tuition fees for my child for a semester that he was not planning to attend, as he was out of the country due to a family medical emergency. He left three months before the next semester was to start, but due to the fact that his departure was after the "notice period" (the first day of the prior semester), they wanted the full tuition. It was a surprising back-and-forth to resolve. I heard that another school had similar issues, but with families who departed or were locked outside of the country due to COVID. - Aug 2021

A couple of good options. - Apr 2021

Preschools are great! We've used a few different local preschools, which you generally find by hanging out with other moms. Prices are very very low compared to UK/US. - Feb 2018

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