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#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







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