Vilnius - 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, private and public. Some private daycares offer English-only classes! Public daycare is very affordable at only 30 Euro a month plus food. - Feb 2021

Preschools and daycare facilities are beginning to accept children younger and younger. Previously there were no childcare facilities for children under 2 years old, but that is all changing now. You can now begin to find daycare for children as young as 6 to 8 months old. - Sep 2020

This is surprisingly expensive for kids under 3 (about $1200-$1500/month) for a nanny at home. After 3, local nurseries are reasonable ($300/mo). - Oct 2019

Lots of Lithuanian preschools with Lithuanian or Russian language, and often bi- or multi-lingual programs. - Mar 2017

Infant care is very hard to find as most Lithuanians take long maternity leaves and depend on family support. English pre-school and day care options are available. - Mar 2017

Hard to find and relatively expensive. Nannies are also hard to find but are a better way to go if you can get one. Ask at the CLO office, but also ask around. - Jun 2013

Parents of younger children mostly send their children to programs at AISV although some families have used the Montessori school or "Saules Gojus," an English/Lithuanian program. Children under two have nannies. - Feb 2011

A few families have sent their children to local daycare centers. Also, some families have hired nannies, but doing that can be quite expensive. - May 2009

Several families have hired domestic help. It is available but not cheap. - Nov 2008

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