Hello! I've been reading forum posts on here for days to learn more and wonder if anyone would mind answering a few questions? My husband and I are both teachers at well-known independent schools in the UK (Physics and English teachers). We have 2 very young children and despite being on generous salaries, are finding we are spending ridiculous amounts on childcare; as a result we are currently spending more than we earn and will be for a while. So we are interested in moving abroad just for a few years - I'll be honest and admit that our main reason would be to save money. We dont hugely mind where we go as long as the package is worthwhile, and we're used to living fairly frugally. We want to save for a few years then potentially return to the UK with some money in the bank (instead of being in the red, which is what will happen if we stay!). However, I don't know what schools / countries we should be focusing on. If anyone could answer some questions I'd be very grateful and I apologise if they seen basic but I honestly have trawled through forum posts for hours! Where are we most likely to get a very good package? UAE? Singapore? (We are confident our CVs are decent- PhDs and leadership experience etc). Are we being unrealistic by trying to find positions in the same school? We'd be very wary about one of us accepting a position without the other... would potential employers be happy to employ us as a package deal or are we being silly to hope for this? I see most schools seen to start at age 3 minimum. Are there any starting at age 2? I've seen people talking about 'black gold' and 'top tier, tier two', and 'Big 3' schools in Singapore etc and I have no idea what these are. I know individual schools may not be named on here- is anybody able to direct me to anywhere where I can find out more about which schools are considered the 'top' schools to work at? Is there any merit in working at a British International School connected with a top UK independent school or is there no benefit whatsoever? For instance, one of us works at a very well known UK independent school that has a school abroad too; are these schools 'better' to work at for any reason (package, conditions, reputation?) or is it purely a name? Many thanks to anyone who can answer any or these questions (please pm me if you prefer) and apologies if anyone feels these questions are basic or been answered before.