Our family (me, hubby and 3 girls aged 2, 6 & 8) have just made the bold move from Nappy Valley to Switzerland. My husband was also relocated with work to a small town just north of Zurich. We have been here 2 months now. It's a far cry from Nappy Valley and I miss Northcote Road but there is a lot to offer here .. skiing, great weather, space, fresh outdoor living (we still look like city folk out in the country but are working on it!), outdoor thermal swimming pools, ice skating, skiing, Europe on your doorstep, buses and trains that arrive on time, skiing ...!!!
On a more practical note it was the accommodation that we struggled with, we found it difficult to find what we wanted - a great website to use is http://www.homegate.ch
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (it's the prime location of Switzerland as far as I can see). As for expat forums you could try http://www.englishforum.ch
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. The tourist information is fabulous the main web address is http://www.myswitzerland.com
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. If you do decide to make the move then we highly recommend you get your hands on a book called 'Living and Working in Switzerland' by David Hampshire (we have the 12th edition), it tells you all you need to know from accommodation, services, transport, shopping, health care, insurance, education, sports/leisure.....
Good luck, happy to help more if I can