Guadalajara - 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 some pre-schools, but we haven't used yet, so I don't have details. - Jan 2023

Plenty of options. They range from US$175 to $300 per month. - Aug 2018

A lot of people hire nannies. - Feb 2017

I have not used them but many do and they seem to be reasonably priced. - Feb 2015

A full-time nanny costs about US$600/mo. There are many preschools, most of which are only half-day. We pay about US$400 month for ours, a bilingual school walkable from our home. We've found that preschool is a little more serious than in the U.S. -- more academic and less play based. But it's worked out okay. - Jan 2015

I saw that other families seem to have plenty of options available. - May 2014

There are a few preschools but most families with young children hire nannies. We hired a nanny who worked full time (6:30-5:30 M-F), cleaned our house, took care of the kids, did laundry and prepped dinner for about US$250 a week which is on the very high end of the pay scale. - Apr 2014

We have not used preschool/daycare, but others have been happy with the options available. We use our housekeeper/nanny to help watch our kids after school, and that is working well. - Jan 2011

We don't have kids in daycare. But many people do, and everyone seems satisfied with the programs they use. There are many. - Jun 2010

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