Firstly I want to say this forum is great and really comforting to know other people have gone through / are going through the big move.
I've just joined the forum and just wanted to say hi really and ask a few basic questions. We have got an agent on board, who believes with my qualifications I could get state sponsorship.
We have 2 children (3 and 6) and would be looking to move out by next xmas, so the kids can start school in the Jan 2015 with the new school term, or sooner if it happens quicker.
1. Can anyone provide any thoughts on good family friendly areas?
2. What are the primary schools like?
3. Does anyone know the average childcare costs, or do schools have wrap-around care / before and after school clubs?
4. Plus a general feel on the job market. I'm in marketing / advertising and my husband manages contact (call) centres. I'm thinking we could just jump in to those roles, as we'd do anything to get us going once we arrived, but I just wanted to understand how easy it would be to find a job upon arrival.
whoops - just realised I said I'd only ask a few questions and have already asked 4! sorry and thanks in advance for your replies.