Ouagadougou - 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. - Oct 2019

There are preschools available. - Jul 2019

There are preschools available. - Jul 2019

Yes - there are several preschools/day cares, almost all are in French. Some are 1/2 day and some are full-day. They are not expensive, we pay about 80,000/month. I've found the care is good, and they keep the kids engaged and have enough adults to watch the children. - Dec 2017

Yes, but most families rely on nannies, which are very inexpensive. Some families will begin with French-language preschools around age 3. ISO also offers preschool. - May 2016

Yes, widely available and reasonably priced. - Aug 2015

We did not have a preschooler, but several families found suitable schools on both sides of town. - Jul 2013

Household help to take care of children is usually excellent and inexpensive. - Nov 2012

Yes. A French school has programs starting at age 2, and nannies are readily availible and relativly inexpensive ($150-200 per month). - Aug 2010

Nannies are the norm here. They are competent and develop play networks so that your kids (and the nanny) are never bored. There are a couple small French preschools that some expats use. The International School offers a very good (but VERY pricey) preschool starting at age 3. - Jul 2008

Preschool/daycare seems to be ad hoc, with families arranging play groups, etc., for their children. Excellent full-time in-home baby sitting is available and prices are very reasonable. - Jun 2008

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