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on 2 May 2013
Hello everybody, We moved only 8 weeks ago to chile santiago. We live in las condes close to the shopping center paseo los dominicos. My son is 2.5 years old. We are from Germany, but we travel a lot due to my hubis work( civil engineer). My first son was in an english preschool and kindy in greece. And I must say it is very handy for us that he speaks fluently english. He is now in the DSS colegio aleman and that is why i dont have yet contacts to other english speaking mums. So, my question is, which preschool is good and close to us for my 2.5 year old son. With good I understand, that they are in small groups and teachers with the heart on the right place, to take care of their needs. Well I guess all mothers want that. Ach ja, I m looking as well for a nanny who speaks a little english or german - since non of my both sons speak spanish yet and both dont want to stay with someone who they cant communicate with..... Thank you already for your thoughts and input lots of love nicole
Anonymous (not verified) on 3 May 2013 - 09:06
Hi Nicole,

For a list of schools in Santiago, check out the Expat Arrivals page on Education and Schools in Santiago. 

Most of the schools listed there will take on kids as young as 2 or 3, so you should be fine with your son. 

When it comes to finding a nanny - your best bet would be speaking to other expats and working with their recommendations. Other expats are often one of the most reliable sources of information.

Alternativley try the website, they have a portal where you can list your requirements and they will try to find you a match. 

I'd also recommend you check out our page on Kids in Santiago for more information of child-related issues.

I hope this information helps. Good luck.


Anonymous (not verified) on 7 May 2013 - 13:54
HI Nicole, please visit and join the English Speaking Moms Group in Santiago on Facebook - there are many of us who will definitely be able to help you!
Anonymous (not verified) on 17 Aug 2013 - 07:19
Kids Summer Program to Learn English I am looking for a summer program (outside of normal school year) for my 5 year old nephew who is Chilean American. He is growing up in a Spanish speaking home in Santiago but will need to know English to connect with his American family members. HIs regular school teaches some English but not much.
Anonymous (not verified) on 17 Nov 2014 - 23:32
Hi Nicole, We are from Switzerland and moved here 5 weeks ago. We lived in Miami before and I am having the same issue. What decision did you make at the end? Which preschool is he going? Love, Melanie

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