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Moving with 4 kids to Geneva from Hong Kong

Hello hello everyone,
My name is Anne Laure and I will be transferred for work to Geneva in October.
Although i have previously worked in Geneva, I have been living and working in Shanghai and Hong Kong for the past 10 years, where my 4 kids were born.
My 2 eldest (8 years old girl and 6 years old boy) speak fluently cantonese and mandarin and English. My third child, 3,5 years old, also speaks English and understands cantonese because they all go to local schools here.
My 2 eldest will start local school in Geneva in French. I am worried they don't get to play with kids in English or cantonese or mandarin anymore and forget all about these languages and their "home".
Therefore, if there are families with kids of similar ages who'd like to play with mine when i am arrived, or if you know perhaps associations to keep learning Chinese, or playfroups or any advice, I'd be more than happy to receive!
Lastly, how to find a nanny who could speak English or mandarin (or cantonese)? Not au pair.
Many thanks!
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Re: Moving with 4 kids to Geneva from Hong Kong

Welcome to the forum. You may find there are children at their schools who speak English and Mandarin, just depends on how international any local school may be. You can also hopefully speak/read to them in these languages and Cantonese too.

You can advertise for a nanny down in the Marketplace in Jobs Offered and also look in the Jobs Wanted section to see if anyone there suits. Companies to try are Perfect Way and Profilia. Not sure if Profilia do nannies, they definitely do au pairs, but they wouldn't be possible for you.
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Thank you everyone!
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