Ashgabat - 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?

The preschool attached to the International school was used. - Dec 2020

Most expats use nannies in their homes for childcare. - Jun 2018

The international school offers a half day pre-K and afternoon daycare. Hiring a local nanny is incredibly affordable (very difficult to find a nanny that speaks English though). - Feb 2016

The Ashgabat International School offers half-day instruction for pre-K students for about US$5,500 per academic year. I didn't hear of any expat seeking placement for their preschooler in a Turkmen daycare, though I would suspect it would be a difficult, bureaucratic process for an experience below western standards. - Jul 2014

Nannies are available, but don't use the Embassy pool as they are overpriced and will demand more money every few months and more days off. Find your own and you will pay a lot less and get more work for your dollar. - Oct 2012

Nannies are available for a reasonable price. - Mar 2012

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