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rosemarie04 Sat 27-May-17 22:03:45

We have been living in the UK for 4 years and I received an interesting job offer with the un in vienna. We have a 3 year old daughter. SHe has been going to nursery since she was 9 months and speaks English fluently and we would like her to go to an English or bilingual kindergarten as we don't speak English at home but might move back after some years. Does anyone have any experience, how long does it take to get a space?
Thanks a lot

timetomoveon Sun 28-May-17 12:07:42

The Children's House is a Montessori kindergarten near to the VIC. It's a truly wonderful place - I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

rosemarie04 Sun 28-May-17 12:48:50

Thanks so much for your response. Do you know if they generally have space or if there is a wating listt?

timetomoveon Mon 29-May-17 13:21:51

I don't know at the moment. I would contact them straight away and ask them even if you won't be moving for a while.

MrMeaner Tue 30-May-17 08:53:25

You will love Vienna - we were there for 7 years, both private sector and UN and it was wonderful. Great for families, relatively cheap, stunning in the summer down by the lakes and always easy to get around etc. I miss it, even with stints in NY and Copenhagen since...

Depending on where you live, there are also more and more local schools that have bilingual sections, so then you get the German as well. That of course depends on where you are though, so google something like 'englischer kindergarten wien' and you'll get a fair choice.

Also, at 3 you could already send her to the ELC at the Vienna International school (which is where most UN kids go). The only problem is the education grant doesn't kick in until 5 I think, so it would be expensive.

Feel free to ask any other questions - as I said, we were there for quite a while and our kids still claim Wienerschitzel is their favourite food...

Good luck

JarsOfStars Tue 19-Sep-17 14:00:43


We are moving to Vienna from London at the end of October/start of November and I came across this thread while googling bilingual kindergartens for our daughter (who is 2 and a half). I wondered how you got on with your search for kindergartens? I would love to hear about your experience and any advice you might have.

Thanks so much!

hibiscus1 Fri 13-Apr-18 23:33:24

Hi jars of stars, have you moved to Vienna? We are considering moving in November with a then 4 year old and a baby. I just started looking for English nurseries. It would be great to get your insights! Thanks!

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