For children under 3 years of age, you can look up for the possibilities of private day nurseries (website available only in Estonian). Additionally, babysitters can be found with the help of friends, agencies or through newspaper advertisements.
There are 31 municipal and 11 private day care centres in Tartu for children aged 3-7.
In municipal day care centres the used language is Estonian and in few places Russian (Annike, Kelluke, Sirel). In order to get a place for your child in the state funded day care centre/kindergarten, you would have to contact the City Government Department of Education: phone: +372 736 1445.
In day care centres (day nurseries and nursery schools), the parents pay for the cost of meals and for a tuition fee).
Tartu International Daycare is a private daycare that offers activities in English to children between the ages of 1,5 and 6 years. The daycare is situated at the same house with Tartu International School, close to city center.
Opening hours: 8:00-17:30
Address: Liivi St 2d
Phone: +372 584 38 005daycare [ät] istartu.eehttp://daycare.istartu.ee/
Terake international nursery class is for children at the age of 2-6.
English language is used as the medium of communication and instructions. Activities are guided by qualified English speaking kindergarten teachers. Elements and ideas of Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education are used in creating the learning environment emphasizing the importance of a child as a person being capable, rich of knowledge and curiosity, creative and full of desire to discover.
Monday – Friday: 7:45-17:30
Phone: +372 5693 9089
Address: Tähe St 4, Tartukadri.karlis [ät] tera.tartu.eehttp://daycare.tartu.ee/
International school offers English-language tuition to children aged 6 to 15 years.
Address: J. Liivi St. 2d, Tartu
Phone: +372 742 4241
E-mail: info [ät] istartu.ee