Well we've arrived, and I think I've landed right in the middle of a patch of heaven! We went straight from the airport to our rental place in North Glenelg, which we'd managed to sort out totally from the UK - and amazingly it's lovely, just right for us :-). While my wife and kids slept through their jet lag I went off to get phones with Internet, a car and beds! One week later and we also have sofas, armchairs, white goods and a barbecue - which we christened with friends yesterday. I've started work and love it, and get to have the most gorgeous 8 mile cycle there and back every day. I'm loving it!
My wife, not so much. For the few days before I started work it was like the most fantastic holiday but now she's left looking after the kids the whole time - aged 2 & 3. She's seriously desperate not to be a children's entertainer! I found the number for a Kidstart close to us, and after a visit today it sounded awful - ratio of 10:1 kids to adults, dirty place, dirty fighting feral children, nothing resembling an educational programme - all a bit lord of the flies.
So after a long-winded intro, can anyone give us any advice? We're looking for day care options for a (just) 2 and nearly 4 year old. Is there a GOOD nursery/kindergarten somewhere? Someone recommended a nanny - where do you find these/what should you ask? Even a babysitter do we can actually leave the house after 7.30 would be a start!!
Good suggestions would be so appreciated - i really want the whole family to live their time here as much as I do!!