Moving to Sweden With Family

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Moving to Sweden With Family

What’s it Like Moving to Sweden With a Young Family?

Moving to another country when you’re young and single is one thing. Moving abroad when you have a young family to consider is quite another. If Sweden is your destination, however, you have an immediate advantage. It’s considered one the best locations in the world for raising a young family. In a 2019 Unicef report, Sweden took top ranking for its family-friendly policies, when measured against 31 of the world’s wealthiest countries.

Schepens regularly provides removals for people moving to Sweden with a family. We asked some of our movers with children who are currently living in Sweden: what it is like to bringing up a young family in Stockholm, or Malmö?

1. The Lifestyle is Healthier in Sweden

We lived in London before moving to Malmö it was always a slog to drive out of London to somewhere green. Here, we seem to spend half our lives outside – because it’s the culture to be like that. Of course, kids still sit around on their computers – like everywhere else. But going for a walk, or taking off for the weekend is a treat; it’s what everyone does.

2. Childcare is Excellent

I was amazed at the childcare facilities we were able to access. When we first arrived our son was 4. After a month’s wait we managed to find him a place in a small pre-school where he was in a class of 10! The emphasis was on the outdoors, so he spent most of the day in the open air. All the food he ate was fresh and prepared on site. It was a superb resource for us.

3. The Parental Leave is Generous

We haven’t benefited from the generous parental leave available in Sweden. but friends have, and their experience of having a baby is so different to mine. You’re given 480 days for each child, to be shared between the two parents. Swedish residents get up to 80% of their salary for the first 14 months. Even when you return to work you are entitled to flexible working. Parents are given every support in their baby’s first year – can’t believe it doesn’t happen everywhere.

4. Looking After Children When They’re Ill

When one of my kids got ill back in the UK, my employer told me I’d have to take leave to look after her. Here most employers are far more understanding. Where I work now I can take the odd day off to look after one of my children if they’re ill. Even if your employer is less understanding, and subtracts your wages for the time you’re off, though, you can apply for compensation from the ‘Temporary Parental Benefit’ until your kids turn 12.

Schepens Provides Removals to Sweden for Families on the Move

We’re one of the leading UK providers of removals to Sweden, because we’ve spent over a century helping families move to Scandinavia. We understand the stresses of an overseas move, and we do everything we can to create stress-free removals for our movers. That includes flexible scheduling, affordable prices, and full or part load shipping containers.

Tailored European Removals

One thing we know for sure is that every move to Sweden is entirely unique. For that reason, all our removals are tailored carefully to the mover, and special attention is paid to every one of their requirements. We allocate a personal move co-ordinator to each individual mover. They will project manage your move for you, and help you to create a tailored removals plan. Once complete, this will become the basis of you free, no obligation removals quote.

Schepens’ removals services include:

  • Professional Packing Service. If you don’t have time to pack, Schepens industry trained packers will do it for you. We use eco-friendly materials and get the job done in hours.
  • Insurance. Schepens cover your goods whilst they’re in transit. If you require additional Accidental Damage, or Extended Liability, your move co-ordinator will arrange cover.
  • Specialist Removals. For items that have a special value, we have a specialist team. Over the years we’ve moved pianos, artworks and antiques safely.
  • Self Storage. If you need to store items locally in the UK, Schepens has a number of local storage facilities in the South West. We provide a clean, dry, secure environment for your goods.


  • Transport. Your goods will be transported in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, ensuring little or no movement of vehicle content.

Second-to-None Service From Schepens

“The team that came to move the furniture went above and beyond what we could reasonably expect. They were able to load additional items of furniture where we had some “scope creep” and ensured everything was properly secured. They were highly professional as well as having good senses of humour and making what could have been a highly stressful experience a very enjoyable one instead.

There was full and clear communication with the removal team while the furniture was in transit and they once again did everything we required when unloading in Sweden. Schepens would be the only name on our list should we ever need to move again and I unhesitatingly recommend them to anyone considering a move overseas.”

Nick Fletcher

Moving to Sweden with the family and need a removals company you can trust? Can the friendly Schepens team today and find out about the ways we can support your move – 01794 323558