Yesterday, a fire broke out somewhere in Hailun road in Hong Kou District, Shanghai. Gratefully no one got hurt. For emergency, fire, police and ambulance, turn in tohttp://shanghai.angloinfo.com/information/healthcare/emergencies/ You can have this printed out and stick it on your wall. http://shanghai.angloinfo.com/information/healthcare/emergencies/
Shanghai has several international schools for kids on both Puxi and Pudong areas. Check for some international boarding schools, international secondary schools, international primary schools and preschools/kindergarten/nursery. Quality education like home. http://shanghai.angloinfo.com/af/250/shanghai-international-schools.html
To all American expats in Shanghai and already planning for your Thanksgiving. Marriott is offering Turkey-To-Go, call them 3-days in advance and they will cook your Thanksgiving Turkey for pick-up! Convenient especially for busy Americans here. :) Visit our link http://shanghai.angloinfo.com/whatson/featured/27378/turkey-to-go
To all other mums and dads :)Im new to the forum. Really excited about a new Montessori Academy opening in Shanghai Jing Qiao district I just enrolled my kids in. I just moved to Shanghai from Sydney with two young boys. Major headache looking for a child care here. I went to a Montessori in Sydney and my kids liked it. So was really happy to learn that the group in sydney has just opened a new place in Shanghai. Looks really good. Three levels, glass and lots of sunlight. Indoor and outdoor play grounds. Probably the best I have seen in Shanghai. English and chinese teachers in all the classes. My kids are 3 and 5. But they cater for 6 months upto 6 years. Opening in early September. Still has some positions left.I know the hassel to find a good place. So if you have kids check this out.The contact person is Susie 18101895556 / Anna 68867727. They can arrange an appointmentTheir australian website montessoriacademy.com.au
Friends We have a two and half year old, I am caucasian and DH is Chinese, on a recent trip to Xi'an baby attracted a lot of attention which was fun but my gut feeling was to keep him near to me in case anyone would grab him. I know Shanghai is not Xi'an, but we are considering living in Xi'an, I suppose because it is NOT Shanghai, if that makes sense and I want a more 'immersion' lifestyle than an expat one. Just wondered if I am thinking too much post Maddie McCann or if anyone has security concerns about small kids in Shanghai or China.Love any feedback and advice, thank you!
Some foreign families choose to hire ayis to help with clearning and home maintenance, looking after kids and pets, and even just to expose kids to Mandarin language. Ayis can work part time or full time. Before hiring one, you should discuss with your family what you want out of the ayi: will she be there simply to cook and clean, or will she be more integrated into the family. You can search for your Ayi candidates by referral, in classifieds sections of websites and newspapers, or by contacting ayi agencies directly. Here is a list of some AYI agencies: Fuxin Family, CCShanghai, Sarah Home Service, and AyiPro. During the interview stage of selecting the most suitable Ayi, discuss with the potential ayi your expectations as well as her expectations (in terms of wages) and her other commitments (if she works part time for you, she may in fact be working as an ayi for several other families).
Hi Everyone, we have an Ayi who is working for us for about 1 year. She takes one day off weekly, and during this year we have added her salary twice. when Ayi's get together it always ends up the salary issue. I was kind of headache when she said she could not do the job anymore, she never asking for increase the salary directly but I know it's all about money. Is there anybody who can referral some good Ayi for referral or a possible interview? Many thanks.
I am a worried mum. I want to buy my kids new toys but I am not sure, if they use poisonous material in China. I know most of the toys come from China, but back home toys get tested before they come into the shop. Not sure if they do it here? Where do you buy toys?
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