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Re: FT Working Parents and No Helper Advice

Postby Gesyca » Wed, 19 Jul 2017 6:49 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Gesyca wrote:I'm not ceratin yet, although i will be looking for an International School for my son when we get over there. Preferably something close to the Clementi area as that is where both my husband and I would work


ICS (Int'l Community School - very close to Clementi) runs programs for 4 year olds upwards on that keep them in school from 730 to 2pm. What some parents do is have a FDW (maid) pick up their kids after that and take them home so they can work full time.



Thank you, my husband is not quite comfortable with the idea of a live-in and wants me to locate an after school daycare. Is the system there set up similar to the US after school programs? Meaning a daycare could pick my son up from school and keep him until we get off work?


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Re: FT Working Parents and No Helper Advice

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 19 Jul 2017 8:55 pm

Gesyca wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
Gesyca wrote:I'm not ceratin yet, although i will be looking for an International School for my son when we get over there. Preferably something close to the Clementi area as that is where both my husband and I would work


ICS (Int'l Community School - very close to Clementi) runs programs for 4 year olds upwards on that keep them in school from 730 to 2pm. What some parents do is have a FDW (maid) pick up their kids after that and take them home so they can work full time.



Thank you, my husband is not quite comfortable with the idea of a live-in and wants me to locate an after school daycare. Is the system there set up similar to the US after school programs? Meaning a daycare could pick my son up from school and keep him until we get off work?


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Picking up would be an issue; I don't know of any day care that does that although ICS and other schools have bus services that might drop your child off at one. That's another reason why people use FDW. There are plenty of day care options for after school care for sure.
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Re: FT Working Parents and No Helper Advice

Postby Gesyca » Wed, 19 Jul 2017 9:15 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Gesyca wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
ICS (Int'l Community School - very close to Clementi) runs programs for 4 year olds upwards on that keep them in school from 730 to 2pm. What some parents do is have a FDW (maid) pick up their kids after that and take them home so they can work full time.



Thank you, my husband is not quite comfortable with the idea of a live-in and wants me to locate an after school daycare. Is the system there set up similar to the US after school programs? Meaning a daycare could pick my son up from school and keep him until we get off work?


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Picking up would be an issue; I don't know of any day care that does that although ICS and other schools have bus services that might drop your child off at one. That's another reason why people use FDW. There are plenty of day care options for after school care for sure.


Apologies, I'm still trying to understand, so I could either in Rome a child in a school program but I would have to figure out how to get them from the school to the daycare after? If that is so then it makes more sense I believe to locate a school for him first and then work with the school to see which day cares they partner with. Is this system not as prevalent over there as over in the US?


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Re: FT Working Parents and No Helper Advice

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:29 pm

No, there is no partnership. You need to find day care yourself. They are independent of each other although the school may have a list of places to ask.
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