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A wee hello from Scotland

We arrived (hubby, son aged 2 and daughter aged 11 months) last week and are currently staying in Alstetten. I am desperately seeking a playgroup/toddler group in this area (or somewhere on this side of the river if poss) - everything so far seems to be on the other side and I don't think I can negotiate the trams with a toddler, buggy and baggage! Do have a car but finding driving/navigating/keeping the kids happy a bit dangerous at the moment. Any suggestions welcome.
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Re: A wee hello from Scotland

welcome.

you should look for somewhere to live on the #9 tram route - Cobra trams are very easy to get on and off.

Nice to have more Yorkshire people aboard too
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Re: A wee hello from Scotland

Hello Shona, are you explicitely searching for an English speaking playgroup? Because there are several German ones in your area.

Just look up "Altstetten" and Kinderkrippe, Spielgruppe or Krippe in the internet search engine of you choice.
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Re: A wee hello from Scotland

Hallo Shona,
Welcome to Zürich !

I can garantee you that the sight of parents getting on tram with buggy is really a daily one for those like me using public transports
On the newest "Cobra" model trams (also on line 11) platform is almost at soil level.
On Bus there is a special (blue) button to let doors keep open longer.
On trams look for the small red button on the handbar at the center of the door and press it to let the door stay open.

I'm not sure what you are looking for : sth like a free parent al association to let children play together or something more like a kindergarden (CH:" kinderkrippe") ??
In the latter case I've heard about an association called "tagesfamilie": Costs are anyway "swiss-aligned": that is about 10 CHF / Hour and I don't know if that's what you're looking for ..
In case have a look at : (for zürich) Tagesfamilien Verein Zürich (unfortunately site is in German only but I guess they should be able to reply in English to your Email) or
Accueil familial de jour | information | contacts (German and French only: sorry )

Hope this could help you.

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We arrived (hubby, son aged 2 and daughter aged 11 months) last week and are currently staying in Alstetten. I am desperately seeking a playgroup/toddler group in this area (or somewhere on this side of the river if poss) - everything so far seems to be on the other side and I don't think I can negotiate the trams with a toddler, buggy and baggage! Do have a car but finding driving/navigating/keeping the kids happy a bit dangerous at the moment. Any suggestions welcome.
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