You probably have a vague idea of how childcare and the school system work in your own country. But it can be daunting to suddenly have to figure it all out for real in another. Fortunately, in Vienna there are many different options available, from kindergartens and nannies for the little ones, to bilingual and international schools, so there should be something to suit everyone. And because it’s such an international city, even in the Austrian system your child is unlikely to be the only little foreigner in the class. Here we have outlined the childcare and schooling options available to help get you started.
Start considering your options early
As in most countries, it can be useful to start thinking about childcare and school options early on to make sure you get what you want, as there are waiting lists for a lot of them.