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Posted by: Dejamara 21.Apr.2019, 04:06 PM

So I’m relocating to Sweden for 2 months between June-August with my two sons 4 and 7.

Whilst I’ve found a day sports camp for my 7 year old in June, I can’t seem to find ANYTHING for my 4 year old.

I’ve looked for holiday clubs or play schemes like they do here in London, but I’ve come to a dead end.

Does anyone have any suggestions? What do working parents usually do with their kids in Sweden during that time

Posted by: yet another brit 21.Apr.2019, 06:25 PM

QUOTE (Dejamara @ 21.Apr.2019, 04:06 PM) *
Does anyone have any suggestions? What do working parents usually do with their kids in Sweden during that time


The kids stay in daycare / school until the parents go on vacation. Schools have built-in before/after school kids club ("fritids"), which turns full-time at the end of term. All might well be closed in July, which means the parents also go on vacation in July. Grandparents known to cover the gaps :-) Everyone (to first approximation) takes four weeks vacation in July.

So - beyond the complete care provided by the state (!) - there isn't much extra-curricular provision for the younger ones, I am afraid. As you will have found, there are things for older ones to do, up to and including full residential "camps" in the US style; though some kind of thematic activity over a week or two (football, sailing etc) is more usual.

Posted by: Dejamara 22.Apr.2019, 01:37 AM

Thanks for your reply.

That so frustrating. What’s your views on getting a private childminder or something of the sort? As I desperately need to find something for him during the day whilst I’m working.

Thanks

Posted by: yet another brit 22.Apr.2019, 08:25 AM

You can try. If it were me, I'd try to get an au pair/nanny/childminder for the season; nowhere near as common as in US/UK but does happen.

A couple of agencies that might be able (at no doubt excessive cost) to help you...

nanny.nu
nannyakuten.se
hemfrid.se/barnpassning
nannycare.se

Posted by: Dejamara 25.Apr.2019, 06:38 PM

Brilliant.

Thank you very much. I’ll give them a shout in the week. smile.gif

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