Seoul - 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?

Preschools are expensive (US$1200+ per month for most English-language preschools) - Feb 2020

I don't have kids...but there is childcare on the bases. It's not cheap...and it's a mixed bag. Some people have opted to enroll their children in Korean programs. - Feb 2016

Yes, they are available, but we didn't have any experience with them. - Jul 2015

I know there are a lot of options here and people seem happy. - Feb 2015

Yes, most of the Korean options are full-day, every day It was hard to find a half-day option. There is a Christian program called Mustard Seed that has more options. - Jan 2014

Preschools include: Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC); Preschool Academy (PSA); Franciscan School; Namsan School; Rainbow Preschool. Preschools are very expensive in Seoul with many of them costing over $10,000 US and up to $20,000.The military base has a part time preschool for eligible government personnel and there is a daycare facility as well that follows rules and regulations outlined by base command and is quite good. - Sep 2009

Available on the base. Mixed reviews. - Jul 2008

This can be a problem. There are two daycare facilities on base-Mustard Seed and the base's community daycare. Nannies are difficult to sponsor and it is expensive to sponsor them. Most are from the Phillipines. - May 2008

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