I am most disappointed in the search for a play group in Freetown. I have 2 ladies at home who help with the children, but I found that my children still lacked the interaction I thought they needed for proper socialization. Anyway, I tried to get that service through Kid Zone (in Wilberforce in Freetown). I cannot tell how happy I was at first to have found it. All seemed well. The price was Le700,000 per child per month. High, I know but they would not negotiate for a lower rate even though my children were only going 3 days/week, for 1/2 days (and we would provide their food and water). To shorten the story, when we arrived to do the final registration, the price was increased to Le900, Protected content like that! No general increase, just because they could. We ended up leaving without using their services, but I would like to register the kind of difficulties one faces here just because of the Expat status. Most unfortunate.