Sao Paulo - 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. If you send your kids to the preschool at an international school it is quite expensive. Local preschools are taught in Portuguese and I believe they are all day programs. - May 2021

My 3 year old attends day care which I think is pretty good. Around $1000 per month. - Jan 2017

Lots of options. - Jan 2017

Plenty of daycare options, although they aren't cheap. Our 4 year old went to Green Book, a bilinqual nursery school, which was close to our apartment. I think it was about $US 700 per month, for mornings only, more expensive for a full day. - Aug 2015

Yes but EXPENSIVE. - Aug 2013

Many, many options in English and Portuguese (although English programs will usually be bi-lingual). Pre-schools are usually half days (mornings or afternoons) and cost about US$500 and up per month (not including meals). - Jan 2012

My kids went to preschool--lots of options both in English and Portuguese. - Jan 2012

Yes, but the language is Portuguese. I have no children in pre-school. - Jan 2012

Don't know, most people use "babas", live in nannies, that are very cheap. You can pay about US$400 a month for 24-7 child care. - Oct 2008

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