• Learn more about China

    From public life to getting visas prepared, learn more here.

  • Where to live?

    This is one of the most important decisions when you move to Shanghai, get an overview here.

  • Things to do

    Shanghai has an abundance of activities for families and young children.

  • Directory

    Useful contacts and emergency information for life in Shanghai

  • Our Schools in Shanghai

    Learn more about our two campuses in Shanghai, Pudong and Puxi

  • Shanghai Life

    Now you have settled into Shanghai, its time to explore its rich history and culture.

Babysitting & Childcare

Some expat families rely on part-time or live-in ayis for babysitting and after-school care in Shanghai. Ayis – many with children of their own – can provide safe and low-cost child supervision.

    If you rely on this, clearly communicate your child’s needs to the ayi - the Chinese Domestic helper - and prepare a detailed emergency plan. Despite its size and hectic, urban appearance, Shanghai is a kid-friendly place with active parents’ groups, play centres and accessible childcare resources. Many expat housing complexes have playgroups which help each other out with babysitting.