Sarajevo - 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?

Very happy with the preschools. Typical tuition is $300-$400 per month including meals. Most places close between 4pm and 5pm which can be challenging if you have 2 working parents. Many families had their nanny pick up the children or hired taxi drivers with car seats to pick up kids and bring them home until parents arrived. - Apr 2021

There are a number of Montessori schools for preschool. Where you live in the city will likely influence your choice of preschool. - Sep 2017

QSI has a preschool. There are several local montessori preschools: Blooming Child, Montessori House, Garden House. We were very happy with the Garden House. - Feb 2017

There are a lot of excellent preschools in Sarajveo. We have experience with The Montesorri House (both locations) and only have good things to say! - May 2016

There are a couple of preschools that take children starting at one year of age. The costs are very low compared to U.S. prices, and homemade breakfasts and lunches are included. Teachers are bilingual and friendly, but management can be gruff. There are also lots of options for experienced nannies. Many get passed from family to family as people come and go. - Aug 2014

QSI has a preschool, but there are a couple Montessori schools and other options. Nannies are also available for hire. - Aug 2011

Fairly good from what I heard. - May 2011

Plenty of availability and two Montessori schools in town. - May 2010

No experience. It is offered at QSIS as well, and people seem happy with it. There are also preschools located closer in town, including a Montessori preschool, but I assume the language used there is Bosnian. - Jun 2009

Montessori is a good choice for pre-school. The language of instruction is English and they have a structured program. The ratio teacher/child is 5/1 which is good compared to other places. The price is higher than most places, but I think it's worth it. - Mar 2009

There are 2 Montessori pre-schools a lot of expats send their children to. People seem not too satisfied with the old one. The new one is very popular at the moment. My oldest goes to "Jabuka" a Waldorf kindergarden. We are very happy with that one. QSI is said to have a good one as well. Nanny's are available at 5 euro an hour more or less. If you subscribe to the babygroup newsletter you will get all the information you need about schools, babysits, pediatricians etc. Email: [email protected]. - Dec 2008

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