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Mums and tots groups

Post by tobester » Tue, 01 Nov 2005 5:29 pm

Hi everyone

well I will admit this first off but I am a fussing hubby before anyone else points it out!!!!

My wife and little boy will be accompanying me to singapore from the UK, I am hoping the little man (4 1/2) will be going to school so that kinda leaves the wife at a loose end. I do not want here to get all lonely so......

what are the mums and tots groups like? any pointers?

thanks

Tobester

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Post by Mara » Sun, 13 Nov 2005 1:23 pm

Hi! We are moving to Singapore sometime late December or early next year...and I am also looking into moms and toddler groups.

I heard that a lot of playgroups are held with the nannies with the kids, and I'm hoping there are other stay at home moms who want to have a cup of coffee while the children played together.

First you have to find out what your wife's style is, if she would be needing a full time nannie and depending on her fully to raise the kids while she works, and of if she feels more strongly about raising them herself. Either way, I'm looking for at least a once a week playgroup with other moms only, so it would be nice to keep in touch when we get there.

Hope it helps a little even if I'm not there yet!

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Post by tobester » Sun, 13 Nov 2005 8:59 pm

Thanks Mara

I guess you are doing the same as myself and trying to get the lay of the land on everything you possibly can!!!

There would be no problem in offering a helping hand when we get there, I am not sure when this will be yet but we could keep in touch and pass on our trials and tribulations.

The intent is to place my young son in school when we get there so my wife willl have time to kil (no I am not a control freak just mindful that unless the commander in chief of the household is not content then I cant do my job well)
if you here any more on the mums and tots could you let me know ???

rgds

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Post by k1w1 » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 3:31 pm

Depends on your "scene", I guess. Lots of the International Schools have playgroups in the mornings where mums (or dads) can go along and hang out while the kids get into everything... :mrgreen:

Otherwise, the clubs often have playgroups too. I hear that St. Georges Church also has groups for new arrivals and new mums (they are only church affiliated and not religious in content).

If you are looking to minlge with locals, there are a few options near the HDB flats but this is less of an option I have found as most local mums are working. I have met a few local mums at the playgroup we go to (at the Canadian school).

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Post by Mara » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 8:31 am

Hi Kiwi,

The St. George's playgroup sounds really interesting. How does one go? Do we just show up?

It's nice to know there are these playgroups in Singapore too. We're a bit nervous about moving, and these forums really do help.

Thanks for taking the time!

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Re: Mums & Tots Groups

Post by caligirl » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 12:01 am

Hey all:

My Aussie husband & I (American) recently moved here from NYC. I have a 12 week old baby. I have found that there are many great avenues for moms/mums to meet other mothers & their kids here.

Among the best I've encountered:

The New Mothers Support Group (not only for "new" mums -- this is the group that meets at St. George's, and it's not a religiously based group)
http://www.nmsg-singapore.com/

ANZA (Australia/NZ Association) also has a wonderful support group -- you don't need to be an Aussie or a Kiwi to join. Check out: www.anza.org.sg

And finally, try www.motherandchild.com.sg -- they have terrific classes and mums groups on a regular basis.

Hope your respective moves to Singapore go well -- this is an incredibly
children-friendly place!

Cheers,

Kristen

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Post by berada » Sat, 26 Nov 2005 12:00 pm

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