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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

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i am new in zurich (just arrived on october 7th) and looking for baby stores, like babiesrus in the US. i need twin strollers, cribs and so on. i am due in february and i can't postpone to get these stuff any longer also if anyone knows a place to sell secondhand baby things, please let me know.

thank you,

This is my friends webgroup for english speaking parents with twins(multiples) ins switzerland, she is a regular contributor to the New Stork Times in regards to all kinds 'twin'

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SwissTwinConnection/

There you might also find second hand gear such as strollers etc.

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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

The editor of the NST has with the help of many Zurich based people published a book called

In and around Zurich with Kids

http://www.thestork.ch/html/guide.html

In this book you will find almost everything that you possibly would like to know.

You can order it from the NSt website but if you want to flick through before shopping, it's on sale at Orell Füssli in Zürich
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

Everyone with childcare questions seems to live in Zurich!!!!
Would like any feed back on a newbie coming to Geneva in AprilWith a very
excited 4 year old girl(she cant wait to see snow!)
So if anyone can help with any links....THANK YOU.
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Old 28.03.2008, 12:00
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

Hello again, haven't been here for long time.
First of all I wish to express my regrets for Mark's dissapearance. I wish someone could do something for his relatives and friends to ease their soul pain.

If it is possible I would be greatfull to similar informations but for Basel.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 16.05.2008, 18:42
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hello, im new here and am looking for play grounp or mothers group in Bern , english speaking would be best but open to any, my baby is only 14 months old and i dont no any one here with kids. help!!!!!
Try:

http://www.gymboree.ch/ Gymboree has activities for very young children.
Gymboree Play & Music Bern
Laupenstrasse 5a
3008 Bern
Tel: 031 352-0727
Fax: 031 352-0728
info.bern@gymboree.ch

There is also the English Speaking Playgroup in Bern but I believe they only take children from the age of 3 onwards.
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Website of Doctors in Switzerland

This site might be useful to newbies or people moving areas etc

http://www.doctor.ch/register/
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

Hi There,

I wish to let you know that if you have no idea where to bring your kids here is a website you might want to browse through - http://www.fun4kidz.ch/indexenglish.htm

Have Fun

p.s: if you are looking for a montessori (real one) smack in the middle of nature (small hilltop with a small forest surrounding it) and you live near Pfaffikon SZ please check out villamonte.ch. Lady in charge of Kindergarten and grippe is British. =) And prices are REASONABLE.
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

http://momstotszurich.blogspot.com/

This is a good website for ideas of places to go with toddlers in and around Zurich.
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

Here are some links for the Italian-speaking Switzerland:

Yahoo groups for Expat Moms in Ticino


Day Care and Schools

List of authorized daycare providers 0-3 years and detailed info of each individual care
childminders and home childcarers association

Children from 3-5 years attend ¨Scuola dell' Infanzia¨ aka ¨asilo¨ or ¨SI- Every council has it's own asilo and it's free of charge. If they provide lunch you pay a small contribution. The year the child turns 6 years he/she can start elementary school (Scuola Elementare¨- SE) which lasts 5 years - Most council have their own SE. Elementary school is followed by ¨Scuola Media¨ (Middle school) After the obligatory Middle School the students can continue with ¨Liceo¨ or vocational/technical schools


Ticino for Children
Ticino Junior
ticinoperbambini.ch


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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

Meet other local parents in Zurich area

The link in this post has a great list of other links.
Do take the trouble to have a quick look. It might be just what you are looking for if you are trying to make contact with other Mums and/or Dads.
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Looking for something totally different, I found this list.



It contains
  • "krabblegruppen" (crawling groups/infant playgroups/mummy meets)
  • "spielgruppen" - playgroups for kids 3 - 5 yrs, without parents
  • "mittagstisch" - lunchtime supervised lunches, for schoolaged kids
  • baby-massage, childrens hairdressers, craft meets, German lessons for mothers, creshs
  • just "stuff" to do with kids that you might take years to learn about if you didn't "know"..
in the Zurich area.



Good for newbies to Zurich, with young children, who want to meet a few locals, make new friends.

In the words of Dr Suess - Try them! Try them! And you may. Try them and you may, I say.
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

This Thread in Family Matters/Health Forum contains a PDF with

Info for families in the Riviera region

Lake Geneva - Vevey area.
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

You might also want to take a First Aid on Children course, either for yourself or for your new nanny or new babysitter.

There is a small health coaching company who offers a large variety of English first aid courses. They are called HEALTHY AND SAFE AWAY FROM HOME, you can find more information on their website, www.healthyandsafe.biz (they also offer the first aid course for the Swiss driving license).

They will also come to your own home as long as you can organise a group of at least six people. Otherwise, their courses are usually held in either Langnau am Albis, 15 min. from Zug or Zurich or in cooperation with the New Stork Times, an English parenting magazine here in Switzerland (www.thestork.ch)
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

FIRST AID ON CHILDREN

Another good address is this small first aid and health coaching company HEALTHY AND SAFE AWAY FROM HOME. It's run by a medical doctor and she integrates some alternative methods into her courses (herbal and home remedies mostly).

She's the person offering First Aid courses through the New Stork Times, see earlier post.

See www.healthyandsafe.biz for more information or send her an email info@healthyandsafe.biz. Most of her courses are located near Adliswil/Thalwil but she also comes to your own home and teaches her courses on site, usually at no extra cost.
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I have started to put together a list of various useful details to help mums/families that are new to CH and (unfortunately only) the Zurich area (as thats where I know).
I don't know why some thread doesn't have thanks buttom so I will say thanks here for your good info
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

Dated posts ( ie more than 2 weeks ) cannot be thanked. This thread is a little dated as well.

Anatomy of a post: all those buttons and links, explained

Please check this Thread. Your question may already have been covered.

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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

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Dated posts ( ie more than 2 weeks ) cannot be thanked. This thread is a little dated as well.

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Please check this Thread. Your question may already have been covered.

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thanks for explain

but I think is not only relate to date ,because I saw lot of new post & topic which I can't see thanks or edit button for them

like this :I hate my metabolism
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

That thread is under Off Topic and if you read the links, Off Topic areas are also non-groanable / thankable.

http://www.englishforum.ch/off-topic/

Off Topic to a Swiss forum refers to threads on issues not directly relating to Switzerland ( or when answers can generally be found elsewhere by say Googling ).
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

In Bern there is a non-profit childrens' playgroup. They also offer English lessons for children of English speaking ex-pats. The teachers are all qualified!

http://esp-bern.ch/

The protestant English speaking church in Bern has many support groups,

http://www.stursula.ch/

There is an English Speaking Club in Bern, they meet Thursday and Friday evenings,

http://www.englishclub.ch/

You can PM me if you have a specific problem: I know Bern and many people in Bern, and I can probably steer you in the right direction.

But PLEASE don't ask me where you can get the best deal on anything, you can search the Internet yourself!
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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

hi,
Just came across this thread of your , and its a lot of useful information .


thanks for the information

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Re: Family Information for New People to Switzerland

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