Nouakchott - 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. The American school and the other main English-speaking school (TLC) start at 3 years old. People are generally happy with both the American school and TLC. French creches can take younger kids, and are a quarter of the price of the American school, half the price of TLC. There are more options for those who choose French speaking options (Montessori, etc). - Aug 2021

AISN has a pre-K class. Other preschools are around town however I do not have experience with them. AISN has periods of after-school activities (50 mins), but they do not run for the entire school year. - Apr 2019

I have heard of one preschool being used but I don't know anything about it. - May 2016

Daycare is available by hiring a nanny. An English speaking nanny will earn a monthly salary of about US$200 to $300. - Apr 2014

Both AISN and TLC have preschool. Both have a good reputation. The French School and Petite Centre (the #2 French school in town) both have Pre-K too. Not too sure of their reputations though. Daycare is only provided in-home by nannies or housekeepers. - Aug 2011

Nannies here are reasonable. About 200 dollars a month, give or take a few bucks. - Dec 2009

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