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. We have not used them yet. - Jun 2020


Pretty sure people pay nannies/housekeepers. - Jan 2019


There are preschools that start at age 2.5 and 3. They are not that expensive. Plus, most families have full or part time nannies. These nannies are often very well educated and are paid $4 - $5 an hour, because being a nanny for an expat family is one of the best paying jobs they can get. (With an average monthly salary for a nurse right at $350, being a nanny pays way better.) While QSI does have a good offering of after school activities, most kids go home and the nanny is usually at home. - Feb 2017


There were several preschools to choose from when we were there. - Jul 2014


Yes, but I don't subscribe. - Sep 2011


The Russian kindergarten in Vake has very good reviews, although it is not appealing in terms of design. - Apr 2011


It is available. I have not had personal experience with it, but know people who have. I have not heard any complaints. - Jun 2010


I know some people had private nannies for reasonably decent prices. - Oct 2009


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