Finding Your Feet in Turkey with Little Ones


Have you recently relocated to Turkey, or perhaps you’re planning to move there with your toddler or school-age kids after investing in a Turkey property? Finding your feet in a foreign country with the demands of a young family isn’t easy, but at the same time it’s pretty exciting too. These days more and more young UK families are packing their bags and heading out for some sun on a long-term basis. Here at Oceanwide Properties we’ll give you tips on setting up with a young family in Turkey:


Nannies in Turkey

Whether you hire an apartment in uptown Istanbul or buy a family home property in coastal Turkey,  nanny services will be available. That’s because many Turkish families enjoy the benefit of either part-time or full-time nanny service themselves. A local information centre should point you towards a selection of international au pair agencies operating locally.

Choice of Nanny

As a young family in Turkey, it may be a good idea to combine your children’s care with the experience of learning Turkish as a new language. It’ll certainly make your young children to feel at home quicker in their country. The best way to achieve this language transition is to hire a Turkish-speaking nanny. A local nanny will also have a better idea of the best shops to frequent and where to get the best vegetables etc.

Working Hours

Nannies in Turkey work any thing from 20 hours to 45 hours a week and are typically appointed on either a full time or part-time contract, with corresponding benefits and remuneration. Then again, you might prefer your nanny to live in, especially if you own a large property and have plenty of space for a non-family member without your family feeling compromised.

Child Services – Not Child’s Play

Child services are definitely not child’s play. Fortunately, there are plenty of experienced babysitters and child services available in Turkey so it’s worth doing a thorough research rather than just going to the first agency you come across. Finding a nanny with a high standard of education in Turkey isn’t uncommon and which is all the more reason to choose a local woman.

Feeling confident that your nearest and dearest are being looked after safety and well while you’re out working during the day or enjoying the odd night out, gives you peace of mind to focus on your new life in Turkey, while at the same time feeling guilt-free enough to enjoy it.

You can find out more about relocating and buying a property in Turkey from the team here at Oceanwide Properties. We have a portfolio of properties for sale in Fethiye, Kalkan and other popular coastal resorts. To find out more have a look at our Turkey property website today.

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