This is my first post on here but have been reading the threads for a few months now as my hubby has been offered a job in Luzern and he wants us to relocate to Luzern with our 4 year old daughter. I've found this site a wealth of information and invaluable to me so thanks everyone.
I have many concerns about taking my daughter away from family , especially grandparents that she is close to and putting her into an environment where she does not speak the local language (nor do my husband or I) and has no friends.
I would like to hear from anyone who has moved into Luzern with younger children and the experience they have had, good reports, bad reports, issues that have arisen.
We are thinking of staying for 5/6 years may be longer if we really like it but we can not justify the Private School fees so would have our daughter go to a local school - any feed back on the local schools would be really appreciated ie - are they helpful to non speaking Swiss German children, do they give help, have yourr children made friends easily.
What experiences as a whole have people had intergrating their young children into the 'new world'.
My daughter is a bubbly and social 4 year old and I would hate to damage this lovely quality about her by being responsible for putting her into an isolated situation so I am looking for some confidence that should we take the plunge and move experiences of other people have been more on the positive side then the negative.
Education is important to us for our daughter and we do not want to put her at a disadvantage by using the local schools if it is going to be difficult for her to progress with the language barrier and so this thread is to get some feed back to help our decision
I am also interested to know if there any clubs for children in Luzern or in areas not to far a field, my daughter likes ballet, drama but generally playing with other children and making friends and I really want her to feel she can do that in Luzern rather then feel we have taken her away from all the good things she has grown up with and loves.
I sound paranoid I know !!!! but I really want to make the right decision for my family. -
Hope there are a few people out there that may be able to give some advice and share experiences.