Infants Guide Buenos Aires
Daycare facilities are in every barrio in the city and go by the name ‘Jardines Maternales’ or ‘Jardines de Infantes’. In general, you pay by the hour (an average of AR$30), but some daycares also allow you to pay for a morning or afternoon, which ranges between $220-$280 per month.
Bebés en la Web is an online directory of jardines in the city and the surrounding province. The website is all in Spanish, but is fairly intuitive to navigate. Simply click on the barrio where you want to find a facility, and it will pull up all the available ones for that barrio. From there, you can narrow your search by street, and what the facilities have to offer.
Shailand Garden in Belgrano is a bilingual daycare, and is located on Luis María Campos 1350. They are open year-round and take children from ages 45 days to 4 years. Contact the school for prices, which vary according to child’s age and the extensiveness of the care you need.
Puerto Crianza in Puerto Madero is another bilingual daycare, with an English website. It is located at Juana Manso 1666. They are open year-round and take children from 45 days to 3 years old. Contact the school for prices and schedules.
Nannies and babysitters are not that common, as most people rely on friends, family, and neighbors. The going rate for bilingual or English-speaking babysitters is around $16-22 an hour.
World Class Nannies Agency is a childcare facility based in Buenos Aires that offers nanny, temporary babysitting, and au pair services. All of their nannies are bilingual and university-educated.
Some of the expat websites (Expat-Conneciton, Expat Blog, BA Expats) have classifieds listing have expats looking for work as babysitters, so be sure to check those periodically as well. Craigslist also has postings from time to time.
Gymboree provides classes with bilingual activities for toddlers at their play center in Palermo Soho (Malabia 1720; Tel. 4831-0831); they also have several locations in the Zona Norte of Buenos Aires Province.