Skopje - 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?

Lots of preschool options: British school, International Playschool (IPS), QSI and NOVA both have preschool groups. Very affordable but QSI and NOVA are more expensive. We sent ours to IPS at first and it was great. Almost none of them appear to have after-care, so many people have nannies for after 2-3pm. - Jun 2023

We got a nanny specifically because we did not find good options in day cares. - Jan 2019

There are a few pre-school options. The International Playschool of Skopje is fantastic and QSI also takes preschoolers. They are inexpensive compared to Costa for preschools and daycare in the Washington, DC area. - Sep 2016

QSI has a preschool and there are some other options as well. - May 2016

Yes - People love the international preschool. - May 2014

Several good international pre-school options. My daughter goes to IPS, and we've been very pleased with the care she's received. - Jun 2013

Yes, several options. The "nanny" option can be expensive. - Mar 2012

There are a few reputable ones to choose from, with programs beginning at age 2.The International Playschool of Skopjeand the British Children's Academy ( seem to attract good reviews and many of my friends have their kids enrolled there. For care of younger toddlers/infants, most hire babysitters to come to their homes. There is a large pool of caring sitters available and the CLO can provide references. There are also a few playgroups operating within the expat community for those interested. - Aug 2009

There are 3 good English speaking preschool options. There are also Macedonian speaking gradinkas that some Americans use for preschool. - Mar 2009

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