Hanoi - 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. - Aug 2021

Yes, see above. - Dec 2019

There are a variety of preschools available. I know Systems Little House was a popular choice. I don't know about cost. UNIS did not offer before or after school care to my knowledge. - Jul 2019

Many preschools are available, but they are very expensive. The top international schools (UNIS, Concordia) may run up to $14k/year. The dedicated international preschools (Morning Star, Hanoi International Kindergarten, Systems Little House) are approx. $9k/year, not including summer terms. - Apr 2018

Expat preschools are available but expensive. Local preschools are plentiful and cheap and several families sent their young children to private Vietnamese preschools. Your child will be well taken care of and will pick up some Vietnamese phrases (and mannerisms)! - Dec 2017

Too many quality schools to list. Many options - they all seem darling. - May 2016

Yes, many. There are several different English-language schools that start at 18 mos- 5+ years old. Tuition depends on how often you go (full time, part-time, full day, half day), but tuitions are about $7000 for full time. UNIS and Concordia take kids starting at 3 years old, but tuition is MUCH higher. - Aug 2015

There are lots of pre-ks that are for profit and it shows. However, there are a good number of them though and so people seem to generally find a pre-k they are happy with. - Aug 2011

Unlike primary and secondary school there is a large supply of preschool options at reasonable rpices ranging from less than US$100 a month for the lowest quality to US$400 a month for half day and US$550 for a full day at the best schools. Our son attends preschool for half-days and we are very happy with the cost and quality. - Sep 2008

Several preschools including one of the most popular, Mourning Star. Cost is expensive, especially for a third world country. - May 2008

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