Tokyo - 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?

There is a preschool on the compound. It's a good option that most families use - convenient and well priced. In our experience, the teachers were all kind and loving. It's preschool - nothing fancy, but certainly suitable. - Nov 2020

Compound preschool is great. Very affordable and obviously convenient. Half day programs for littlest kids and until 3pm for older. But care is available until 6pm if you need it. - Jun 2018

Apart from the preschool, daycare is limited. There are domestic helpers for hire who live on the compound. - Feb 2014

There's a preschool on the compound that I've heard good things about, and I'm sure many other options around Tokyo. - Apr 2013

Not much and expensive, around US2000 a month. - Jan 2011

Yes, there is a preschool on the embassy compound available. It is very convenient and has an overall good reputation although there are occasional issues with the administrator. Other international preschools are prohibitively expensive to pay out of pocket but may be good options for corporate expats. - Jan 2008

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