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?

Many families sent small children to local preschools, of which there were at least bilingual options, if not an occasional English-only option. Girafe in Ursynow was popular. - May 2018


Plentiful, but no personal experience. - Apr 2018


International Preschool of Warsaw is the best and was a part of the US Embassy since 1952 and is now a non profit education foundation, ABS montessori in Konstancin is also very good. Every neighborhood has a preschool, Poles must send 3+ year olds to preschool. The average full time preschool is 2,000 PLN a month. - Dec 2016


There are lots of preschools and daycare facilities. I generally hear very good things about them but can't comment from first-hand experience. - Nov 2014


There are many preschools available throughout the city in many prices ranges. Many have bi-lingual staff. I know many parents with preschoolers in different schools and have heard good things. Some with younger children hire in-home nannies called a Pani. - Feb 2012


Lots of private Polish preschools available, ostensibly with exposure to English language. In fact, they are probably just Polish daycare with a class or two of English, not really bilingual. - Nov 2011


Not sure. It's definitely available, but I suspect variable quality and expensive. - Dec 2010


There is the IPW (International Preschool of Warsaw) and also many maids will gladly watch kids...for a fee of course. - Aug 2009


Many preschools are available but all are expensive. Our son goes to the International Preschool of Warsaw and we are thrilled with it. He loves it and he is learning so much. There are also Montessori options available. - Jun 2008


Normally people here have panis (nannies) from here and elsewhere. - Apr 2008


Preschools are popping up all over Warsaw. I also worked at The International Preschool of Warsaw. The women who work their are nurturing and active. Any child would benifit greatly from a start there. - Feb 2008


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