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Pre-Schools and Childcare


Spots fill up very quickly in most pre-schools. Therefore, we recommend that you contact your desired pre-school to be placed on the waiting list before coming to the U.S.

Below are a list of local pre-schools in Williamsburg:

List of preschools
Pre-Schools Address Phone
Childcare Network Williamsburg
4300 John Tyler Memorial Hwy
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Goddard School 4280 Casey Blvd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 220-1740
Kensington School 3435 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188 (757) 645-2047
La Petite Academy 3190 Lake Powell Road
Williamsburg, 23185

5260 Olde Towne Road
Williamsburg, 23185
(757) 253-1938


(757) 220-0121
LeaRNLily Child Development Center

204 Bypass Road, Suite 100

Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

(757) 206-1692
Walsingham Academy 1100 Jamestown Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23187
(757) 229-2642
Williamsburg Campus Child Care (on W&M campus) 114 Grigsby Dr.
Williamsburg, VA 23187
(757) 221-2136
Williamsburg Montessori School 4200 Longhill Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-0977
Williamsburg Parent
1333 Jamestown Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-3407
WISC Kids Club 5700 Warhill Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 253-1947


List of language schools
Language Schools
Newport News Japanese School

Finding Childcare
W&M Child Care Listserv

The W&M’s Women's Network maintains a listserv of W&M students who are interested in providing childcare for W&M faculty, staff, students, and scholars.

To advertise a babysitting opportunity, send an email message with a description of your needs and your contact information to 

As with any childcare opportunity, we urge you to ask the students for references and background information before you hire them. The university is providing this listserv as a means to connect possible babysitters with families and have not vetted the students on the list.

Payment for child care in your home
  • Suggested payment: $10.00 to $25.00 an hour.
  • Payment will be more for children under one year old
Questions to ask a potential babysitter or nanny
  • How many years have you been working with children?
  • How many families have you cared for and how old were the children?
  • Do you know First Aid and CPR?
  • How will you handle an emergency?
  • How much will you charge?
For more information, please refer to the babysitters’ interview and checklist