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School holiday care- help... my kids are driving me insane!!

Post by sunnydebruyn » Wed, 16 Jul 2014 7:27 pm

Hi - just arrived from Australia (5 days ago) and my two kids won't start school for another month yet and they are driving me nuts already. 6 year old (girl) and 4 year old (boy). I'm hoping to find some sort of activities/camps/childcare for them to do a few times a week for the next month until they start school. Anything to keep them occupied and get them out of the apartment. Don't mind whether it is sports, art, science... anything! And they need to be things where I can drop off and collect - I have a one year old as well who I need to be with all day, so doing 'excursions' etc with the older two (such as museums) is not what I'm looking for. We're in a Serviced Apartment, we don't have much in the way of toys/books (all of that is coming over in our container) and the older two are just fighting and bickering all day. Any help/advice would be appreciated!!! Oh, and we're staying in the Newton Circus area (Orchard Scotts Residences). TIA!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:22 pm

You think it's bad now, wait until they're 10 & 8. As a parent, you are the primary caregiver. I suggest that now is probably a good time to learn. What did you do the first 10 years?

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Post by Hannieroo » Thu, 17 Jul 2014 3:10 am

Pop the baby in a sling or buggy and off you go. There is so much to do here, the zoo, the bird park, all of the little water places, botanic gardens for the day etc. I always found my youngest did just five being dragged along and if anything not being cooped up all day was great for him.

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Post by Clane » Mon, 21 Jul 2014 1:12 pm

Hi there sunnydebruyn!!

I'm new to this forum so i'm not sure what the rules are with regards to suggesting a particular place or company activity. Maybe the mods can help me out?

Anyways, I think that there are some summer camps running at the UWC (East) Campus up till the first week of August. Maybe you could look around online as there are many options for summer camps especially here in Singapore.

Hope this helps you out!

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Post by LR2 » Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:25 am

my children will be at home next two weeks, they are a girl (8 years old) and a boy( 5), a baby of 3 months. We live in orchard area, so we can meet to let them play together. they do not speak a lot of english, is it a problem?

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