Moving to Guernsey

Guernsey is a small island off the coast of France, offering unparalleled quality of family life. Islandmums and Quintessential Relocations Consultants have teamed up to help you discover this English-speaking paradise a mere 40 minutes flight time from London!

“…unique island living for families of any size…”

Relocate with Experts

Quintessential Relocation Consultants are a fab team of relocation experts in the Channel Islands. Simply put, they can save you tonnes of time and stress when moving whether you need an ideal home to buy or rent, advice regarding schools and childcare or logistical and administrative assistance.

Call them on +44 (0)1481 257200, email on

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Relocation – what’s it all about?

Relocation – we’ve probably all watched the TV programmes but what’s it really about?

Relocation Essentials

By Jo Stoddart, Managing Director Quintessential Relocations Consultants

Of all the Crown Dependencies, why Guernsey?

Crown dependencies are three island territories off the coast of Britain that are self-governing possessions of the Crown. These are the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey and the … Read More

10 Simple Tips For A Frustration Free House Move

By Jo Stoddart, Managing Director at Quintessential Relocations You have made the big decision to uproot your family, pack your life into boxes and move.  Now come the logistics of … Read More

Work Permits and the new population management regime

On 3rd April 2017 the Population Management Law came into force in Guernsey.

Guernsey Tax system

Guernsey is definitely NOT a tax haven but it does offer a very advantageous tax regime

Guernsey housing – open versus local market

Jo explains the details of local and open market property rules and regulations

Moving to Guernsey – a warm welcome

If you are new to Guernsey or thinking about coming to live here read on

Things to do for families

Islandmums What’s On Guides

The Islandmums What’s on Guides are carefully curated monthly lists of events for families. You will be surprised how much is going on Guernsey especially in the warmer months of the year.

Other useful information

Ellingham Self-Catering Cottages 

If you prefer to look for a permanent home once you have moved to Guernsey, check-out the lovely Ellingham Self-Catering cottages, centrally located in St Martins  – a 5 minute drive from St Peter Port. Run by husband and wife team, you are guaranteed a warm welcome and a home-away-from-home experience.

Ellingham cottages Islandmums guernsey

Islandmums Members get 25% off weekly tariffs on rental duration of 6 weeks or longer, as well as ad-hoc offers on holiday bookings. For details, please check  the Ellingham Cottages listing >>

Guernsey parks and playgrounds

List of parks, playgrounds and outdoor spaces in Guernsey

Guernsey child care options

Information about preschool, nurseries, childminders & nannies

Guernsey schools and education system

A guide to Guernsey schools and education system

Helpful check-list

  1. Check whether you need and/or getting a local license and its duration
  2. Read about the differences in Local versus Open market properties.
  3. Talk to Quintessential Relocations about help with moving, admin, arrangements, viewing properties and much more – +44 (0)1481 257200, email on
  4. Get in touch as soon as possible with education or child care institutions that appeal to you.
  5. Sign-up for an Islandmums Family Club membership and Islandmums Facebook page to be up-to-date with what’s going on in Guernsey.

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