Monterrey - 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, there are a wide variety of inexpensive, high-quality options. Our children both became fluent in Spanish through pre-school. Some provide after-school care, others are only half-day programs. Our child attended a pre-school with extended hours to 3 p.m. (before COVID) but we paid a teacher to drive her both ways and stay with her after school. It was affordable and convenient. - Feb 2021

San Roberto and ASFM have preschools. but they are expensive. They are Montessori options and lots of other options that are much cheaper. Day care can be expensive for bilingual options- nannies are often cheaper. Most schools have after school care options. - Sep 2018

Option but can be expensive and not covered education allowance. - Aug 2015

No experience, but hired help is affordable. - Oct 2012

Lots of locals have nannies. I think they are paid about the same as housekeepers. We paid our cleaning lady 300 pesos a day (6-8 hours of work), which was considered generous. Many people pay 200-250 for a full day's work. - Oct 2010

I haven't experienced it myself, but have heard that it's expensive. - Jul 2010

Both AIM and San Roberto offer preschool programs, although they are a bit pricey. Instituto Pedregal is a reasonably priced program with a great preschooler's-fantasy campus and a solid academic program ( - Jan 2008

Domestic help is incredibly cheap - my understanding is that most people have live-in nannies. - Jan 2008

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