Djibouti - 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?

QSI has a wonderful half-day preschool program starting at age 3. Any day care/childcare outside of that program is generally provided by private nannies. There is a local preschool/creche program, but it's across town from the embassy and only a handful of embassy families have enrolled their children over the past three years. - May 2022

Yes and inexpensive. - Apr 2018

Many Embassy toddlers go to Minimoys, but since I do not have kids, I can't speak to the experience. - Jun 2016

I think they are available and there are nannies. - Aug 2015

This is an issue. Most Americans and French hire Ethiopians as nannies. But their education levels are low, and few speak basic French or English, so communication is difficult. - Feb 2013

There are some preschools around, but people generally have nannies at their homes to take care of their children. - Apr 2010

There seemed to be several preschool options, all of which were taught in French. I did not have children and did not know anyone from the Embassy who sent their children to any of the local preschools (other than the Hindi school), so I don't know the quality. Due to the prevalence of the French expat community, I assume these preschools/day cares, which catered to French expats, were adequate. - Aug 2008

Poor. It's hard to find good help. - Apr 2008

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