Childcare and pre-schooling

Living in Europe | Day care, schooling & family related issues | Czech Republic

Childcare for 0-3 year olds

In the czech Republic, the options for childcare for young babies and toddlers (up to age 3) are still rather limited. Most children of this age are cared for at home.

Options include:

  • Nurseries and micronurseries
  • Childrens' groups
  • Non-governmental organisations and charities providing care for young children
  • Parental care at home
  • Nannies

Childcare for 3-6 year olds

For older children of pre-school age, the Czech Republic has long offered a good network of pre-schools, both state-supported and private.

 

Options for childcare at this age include:

  • Public pre-schools (in Czech "Mateřská škola" or "školka")
  • Company pre-schools – for a particular company's employees' children
  • Childrens' groups
  • Non-governmental organisations and charities providing care for young children
  • Parental care at home
  • Nannies