Jump to content

New in Shenton Park!
Child care?


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 JosieLia

Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

Dear fellow Perth Parents,

I'm totally new in Perth (Swedish)
The first months here went so fast with getting a house, arriving container etc..and now I'm panicking over how to get more play mates for my son!(well and I should get more friends with kids too:)
Back in Sweden we mostly put our kids in a part time Kindergarten at 12 months.. As I have understood the system here is a bit different and the steps are called something else?

I have now found a play group center that I'm enrolling to starting 7th of January, Im also in a Gymbaroo class( wher were not aloud to speak to each other more or less:/..
Still I need a place where my son can be a couple of hours a day without me to be more independent as he has been co sleeping and relocated continents and traveled a lot since born (11 countries the first 12 months) he seem to respond more to other kids the few times when I haven't been around to cling on to:)

Any help and info from anyone here would be helpful so my son and I can start to bloom and socializing in our new hood! (and miss our mates back home a bit less desperate too:)
Oh and please don't hesitate to contact me if you wanna hang out( I'm usually quite sane and hmm..non-desperate?original.gif!

Thank you!

Kind Regards

Josephine,
Shenton park
josephinelejholm@gmail.com

#2 WildMum

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

Hi

I would post the same thing in the WA section so you may get more locals.

We go to Gymbaroo also (they prefer you not to chat a lot but its a good place to get to know a few other mums and maybe organise some play dates. Certainly not a place you leave the child while you are away.

There are creche's in gyms (Lords I think would be a close gym for you) but you need to stay on the premises. I think creches may not have many regulations though....

day care is not casual but there are some occasional care places i don't know of any though.

Swimming lessons is a good way to meet others as well

#3 Crazycomet

Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

Hi Josephine,    
We are in a similar position although we have not yet secured a rental property.  We have just moved back after 16 years in London with two young girls in tow (4 & 18 months) and  Shenton Park is the place we will be living in.  At the moment we are house sitting for friends in Mt Lawley which is fab as it has a pool... biggrin.gif yay!!  However I'm really keen to get settled and start to meet new friends in SP both for me and my girls.
My 4 year old starts kindy in 2013 and is down on Rosalie PS list but I would really like a play group to socialize my youngest daughter.  Do you mind me asking which one you will be starting at?
Anyway if you fancy a cuppa (and cake/brownie/donnut  wink.gif ) at some point pls yell, it would be great to hang out.
Cheers







0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'He said what?': partners' worst pregnancy clangers

Women have been sharing the worst things their partners have said to them while pregnant, and trust us they're bad.

'Cafe's babycino ban makes no sense'

It's an insult to families and bad for business.

The importance of welcoming everyone into your 'mum tribe'

"Not everyone has the luxury of a village." 

How to have a healthy vegetarian pregnancy

Q: Is it possible to have a healthy vegetarian or vegan pregnancy?

The 200 most popular baby names of 2017

Here are the most searched names so far this year.

Dirt is good for children, study confirms

Great news for grubby kids.

How dare anyone accuse a mum of 'milking' a miscarriage

A heartless comment from a stranger shocked the already devastated radio host Em Rusciano.

How breast milk can help relieve your baby's teething pain

Try one mum's simple parenting hack to ease your baby's discomfort.

Top 10 common health myths busted

To help combat the misinformation and spread good health, here are the most common health myths compared to fact.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.