So earlier I was looking for a nanny for our son. I've had a few interviews and am leaning towards one particular nanny but I'm not 100%. I didn't consider this before but I don't really recall seeing anyone who does this anyway... but figured I'd ask.
What about daycares in Warsaw? Do those exist and what are they called here? It seems like family or in home care is much more popular. However, with the few hours we need it seems like this would be the better option, especially so my son could have some friends to play with.
There's been a massive expansion of kindergartens in recent years - of varying quality. One thing you'd have to be aware of is they usually put the kids to bed in the early afternoon - this is hotwired into pre-school culture and you might not like it.
As many of these places are privately owned, you might want to try your arm with negotiating fees - but demand is so high to get a place that you may not be successful.
As for home v. pre-school, this is very much a question of personal belief and the knowledge of your child that only you can have. It's good for some, bad for others but mainly neutral :)
Merged: Private Elementary School and Daycare recommendations in Warsaw
We are looking for a good bilingual Elementary School and Daycare for our kids in the area of Mokotow, Wilanow, or Ursynow/Kabaty.
A little of background about us. We're a family of 4 moving to Warsaw from the US in a few months. The kids are 6 and 2 years old. We are planning to stay for at least a couple of years or hopefully permanently if things turn out fine. Both my wife and I were born in Poland and emigrated to the US while young kids. The easy part is we speak fluent Polish and generally get around pretty well while in Poland. Although breaking out of the 'vacation' mode things still feel awkward sometimes. We have some relatives and friends in Warsaw but they are not much help when it comes to small kids and schools.
We're not strictly limited to a specific location in Warsaw but would like to settle somewhere in the Mokotow, Wilanow, Ursynow area. The school location will be the deciding factor here. I work remotely and my wife will probably just take it easy for the first year or so. Quality education and diversity is very high on our values list. We are looking for a good bi-lingual school preferably with a decent enrollment of international kids. If it also included Daycare that would be a big bonus. I am familiar with the American and British schools but I don't think they would be a good fit (the tuition cost not being the only factor :)).
P.S. Can anyone recommend a good Warsaw apartment rental website?