Georgetown - 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?

I would not use a local day care. I also, in general, do not leave my children with nannies until they are able to communicate with me. There are after school activities every day at the school but no transport options outside of what you organize for your child. - Apr 2024

GIA has a preschool which, although crowded, is reasonably affordable and fairly well run. Aside from GIA, local preschool facilities often lack established curricula, have widespread safety and staffing issues, and (in some cases) still rely on corporal punishment for discipline. - Aug 2019

Yes there are a lot of local pre-schools and one at the international school which is expensive by comparison but more to U.S. standards. - Sep 2016

Some but I do not have experience with them. - Apr 2014

There is a preschool at the international school and another preschool run by group of expat mothers and local Guyanese teachers. - May 2012

There are some expat Moms groups, some local pre-school options and, of course, Georgetown International Academy, aka the American School. - Mar 2012

There are some local programs run by expat moms. Enrollment is reasonable and they have full time trained teachers. The facilities are okay, but the challenge is the extremely high cost of electricity which causes the majority of funds to go towards paying overhead costs. - Feb 2012

Labor is quite affordable and there are many Guyanese qualified to babysit. I do not know about preschool, however. - Feb 2010

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