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Schools

There is a wide choice of international schools in Moscow including the Anglo-American School, The British International School, the Deutsche Schule Moskau, the Lycee Francais and The Swedish School.

Pre-School/Kindergarten

Children from 3 years old can attend pre-schools at the Anglo-American School, schools run through some of the Embassies, a Montessori pre-school and many other Expat schools with Russian teachers. Some expats send their children to a Russian pre-school, called "detsky sad" , some of which are privately run.

Summer tea party at a kindergarten in Moscow
Summer tea party at a kindergarten in Moscow
Santa visits a Daycare centre
Santa visits a Daycare centre

Daycare

It's fairly easy to find a good nanny, but harder if you live in a place not accessible by public transport. Most nannies prefer to work full time and those who speak English generally charge higher rates of pay. There are agencies in Moscow to help expat families find reputable nannies and babysitters.

Things to Do with Children

Getting out of the sprawling metropolis and finding green spaces in Moscow is not as difficult as you might think - kids love all the parks and playgrounds around the city; in the summer they can learn to rollerblade or ride a bike, go on a motor boat around one of the many lakes and ponds or have fun at the fairground. In winter, they can learn to skate, ski or indulge in the favorite childhood pastime of sledging. Indoors, there's the circus, puppet theatre or one of the many children's entertainment centers around the city. Read more about children's activities in Moscow.