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?

Quite a few, haven't used. - Nov 2019

There are a few Montessori preschools near the Embassy (Little Explorers and Owls' Nest) that are popular with Embassy families. Little Explorers is very close (walkable from the Embassy, though that's not always advisable due to traffic), and I've heard very good things about it. I think compared to equivalent schools in the D.C. area they're inexpensive, but it's not an insignificant cost. - May 2019

There are a few really great Montessori schools here for children that are world-class. Those run about $8,000 a year, which is much much cheaper than DC. Most people send their children to Little Explorers or Owls Nest. Nannies are common for needed after care and they are affordable. We have experience with one of these schools and can't say enough good things about it. These schools go through 1st grade too and are close to the embassy. - Apr 2018

We highly recommend the Little Explorers preschool. Others in the community use Beanstalk or Owl's Nest but for many reasons we liked Little Explorers better. It is not cheap but this preschool is worth it. It has an after-school program as well. - Aug 2016

Yes. Most mission member use the Owls Nest. From what I'm told, they just raised their prices and no longer give an option for 2 days a week. - May 2014

Most people have a live-in nanny. - Apr 2012

Yes, and surprisingly good. A number of preschools are available but they are quite expensive. Most cater to the expat community. - Aug 2011

There are several preschools in the area that have a good reputation. - Jun 2011

One of our children is in the German Swiss International School Nursery. He likes it a lot. Many other schools locally offer preschool:Little Explorers, Brilliant Stars, Gingerbread House, Twinkle Tots and Buzy Beez are just a few. - Feb 2010

Available - Feb 2010

Some families use the local day care and preschools. - May 2009

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