- 12-18-2008, 04:19 PM #9Registered User
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- Tai Po
Thank you for the insights. Yes, I do realize that getting the good playgroup going will be very expensive and tough work. I was a supervisor at a playgroup centre in Canada (which is free to people as those centres are gov. funded and regulated - that makes it a bit different from here) and have a good experience on it. I also have extensive training and background on those areas as well. It was just unfortunate that I had to leave the job to move to HK. I was hoping to get something going on here and thought to start some research on it. Your comments are very helpful and i would definitely consider what moms in Hk has to say, so keep on posting please!!
Thanks a lot :)
- 12-18-2008, 06:50 PM #10MLBW Guest
I guess I didn't realize that you were actually trying to form a for-profit, formal playgroup. Where I am from very rarely do people pay for their children to be part of a playgroup. Every church and civic center worth their salt offers quality playgroup programs. In my small city (less than 200,000 people) I literally had a playgroup or free-of-charge activity lined up for my son every day of the week and there were still groups we couldn't fit in. And then most SAHM have their own sets of informal playgroups that meet in their homes. Is there anything like this going on in HK?
- 12-18-2008, 07:24 PM #11
- 12-18-2008, 08:11 PM #12MLBW Guest
- 12-18-2008, 08:22 PM #13
although, mine is a "for-profit" as you stated, i don't make much profit, i funnel what is left over after paying staff, rent, etc. back into supplies/toys/books etc.
there are some out there that do pack as many kids into a class as they can possibly fit and rarely add new toys/books etc.
there are some of us out there that do it for the love of being around the kids and be able to earn a living doing it.
- 12-18-2008, 09:24 PM #14MLBW Guest
- 12-18-2008, 09:31 PM #15
i agree with you... as a mother, myself, i think that it's really sad that there are so few places around hong kong for kids...
if i had the money, i'd set up a place that would be like a HUGE jungle-gym/climbing frame with slides etc.,similar to what the y have in jumping gym, but on a MUCH larger scale. a place where kids could go in the winter where it would be warm and in the summer where it would be cool...
the problem is that i'd need millions of dollars in order to get it going.....
- 12-18-2008, 09:32 PM #16
ps> no offence was taken, no worries!
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