Bratislava - 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, but not sure about prices since I didn't have any direct experience. - May 2021

Everyone with young kids seems to find workable options. Very family friendly post - Aug 2017

Preschools are available either with international schools or "local" schools. No experience with them. - Jun 2017

Many available. - Feb 2017

All of the international schools provide after school care until 5 or 6pm and all have preschools. There are many pre-schools here, usually starting at age 2, including Montessori schools. I believe there is one (maybe two) that teach in English. - Sep 2016

Preschool and daycare is available but not plentiful. Childcare for young children is actually hard to come by, as Slovak women are entitled to up to 3 years of paid maternity leave. I hired a full-time Filipina nanny who is willing to work the hours that my Foreign Service Officer husband and I both needed. From what I have heard anecdotally, the preschool is good but requires one parent to drive a child to and from it every day, so I'm not sure what my husband and I would do if our child were older. - Jun 2015

Yes and not to expensive. - Apr 2010

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