Preschools in Russia
Additional information for preschools in Russia:
- Kids can go to preschool from 12 months (not common) – 5 years old. Finding a preschool/daycare for babies may be hard.
- There are international preschools that take some younger kids.
- There is often a waiting list, so look into preschools as early as possible!
- Russian preschools may offer English class, but it usually costs extra.
- Fees are higher for non-citizens.
- Registration at the local Department of Education, etc may be required.
- Preschools often push for a full-day (8a.m.-6p.m.) at age 3, but parents can opt out of this with a written request for 1/2 days.
- Some preschools offer 24/7 care.
- Schools close for summer, but some preschools offer kids an option to live in the country house on the outskirts of St. Petersburg for 3 weeks or longer. Parents can visit weekends.