Istanbul - 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?

There are a few nice preschools, one of which we used and loved. They are expensive - for my one kid, we paid $1600 a month, and others are around $1200. I don't think the schools provide after school care; our nanny met our older child from the bus daily. The preschools had English speaking teachers , but one challenge we didn't anticipate was that my kid had a hard time making friends as none of the other kids spoke English as their native language. - Aug 2021

Preschools are available, including Montessori. No info on cost or quality. - Sep 2017

There are a couple of preschools available, but they must be paid for by the parents. - Oct 2010

none - Jan 2010

Lots of preschools seem to be around, but many with small children opt to keep them home with nannies. Filipina nannies seems popular with ex-pats. - Dec 2009

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