Welcome to Singapore!
So you have your work ahead.
Relocating to Singapore with a large family takes a lot of thought especially concerning housing and schools.
A lot will depend on your "package".
[b]You are going to be getting a lot of varying responses from expats, weed through the BS that does not apply to your situation as there is a great debate on the term expat here in Singapore.[/b]
Housing: There are good sized condos
throughout the city,
Have a relocations specialist give you a list of condo
I live in a landed house (bungalow ) with a large garden off holland but keep in mind that the maintenance is not included in the monthly cost.
Theres Sentosa, Holland Village,Bukit Timah, east coast, CBD areas which have larger places. Woodlands if your kids go to SAS or Marlboro in Johor MY
Schooling: Rule of thumb is to apply to at minimum 2 to 3 schools.
It's not uncommon the your kids may have to attend different ones until spots open up but you do get bumped up the priority list if you have kids attending. If you want to keep with UK curriculum than there is Taglin, Dover Court,and Dulwich. Be mindful of the "for profit school" like nexus,AIS SAIS.
Best advise is to visit each school and ask boldly for recommendations. Then google reviews and comments.
there is also UWC and OFS, CIS…all good.
I have been doing this for some time and have 1 in college finally and 2 in schools here. if you would like to PM me I will gladly expound further.
Now Taglin does have a wait list but if your husbands company has a debenture than check into that.
No I'm going to get flack for saying this but realistic housing for a minimum 4+ bedroom will be over 10K per month. If anyone tells you different than you are looking at HDB's albeit may be a new one will be a more "local vibe"
Make sure your package includes all fees including multiple applications for school fees.
do not move into your flat or home until it has met all your requirements as per your contract….. Landlords are a bit dodgy and rarely fix stuff after you have taken possession.
There are tenant laws that many real-estate agents do not inform you of so be sure to get all that info too….
If any of your kids have special needs or LR than that's another hurdle.
Best of Luck!!!
From one mom to another!!