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Hi,

We are an English family of 5 considering a move to Stans, my children are 9, 7 and 3. My first question is obviously about schooling they would have to go into local schools does anyone have any knowledge or experience of schools in the area and the process a non German speaking child would go through.

Secondly a work collegue of my husbands worked out in Stans and has said to my husband that he would not go again as his wife was unhappy and lonely as it was difficult to mix, we have previously lived in Germany for 6 years my Husbands German is pretty good but mine is very basic as there was such a big expat community out there I felt very happy there, we enjoyed the experience of living in Germany with the lakes and mountains and a great family life and I am wondering if thatis what we will get in Switerland any advice or information would be fantastic. Last question I would also like to work just a small part time job how easy is it to find a cleaning/childcare job a few hours a week?

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Re: Moving to Stans

I have an english friend in Stans. PM me your contact details & I will ask her to give you the information you ar elooking for.
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Hi there,
We have just moved to Stans (Oberdorf) 3 months ago. We have 2 children, 4.5 and 2.5 and no German! We have just enrolled our little girl in the local school in Kindergarten and it was very straightforward and they did provide a translator for me for the parents information evening. I am probably not much use to you as I am still finding my feet but if I can be of any help pm me your details for a chat.
It is a beautiful area, and if you love the mountains like we do then it,s a great location. We are both starting German lessons soon, and I,m sure that will help, as it seems to be hard to integrate here without it,as I guess you would expect!
I have met some lovely ex pats from this area who have made things so much easier and they all seem to have integrated quite well.
Anyway, good luck with the decision making and let us know how you get on!
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Kazachstan or Uzbekistan or...?
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