We are a small group of multi-nationals whose dream is to create an alternative, possibly Steiner based school in the area of Lagoa/Silves. We will start with community home schooling run by ourselves and any other interested parties until a suitable space is found. We are looking for possible locations/venues/land in this area, ideally rent free/low cost for now. We are also seeking interested parents that are in this area who would like to be involved in such a project. Finally we would love to find a teacher who has the same ideals as us when it comes to teaching children. Please get in touch if you are interested. Paul
Hi All, We are visiting Tavira in two weeks and I was wondering if there was anything exciting for my 14 yr old stepson. He loves water sports, biking and parkour. Also, are there any parks and outdoorsy things for our 3 year old girl?? Thanking you, in advance.
Hello, My name is lily and I just moved to the algarve. I am looking to do some full time or part time childminding or babysitting. I have lots of experience minding children and babies and very much enjoy doing it. I live in caldas de monchique. If anyone is interested please let me know. I will be happy to hear from you. Lily
Hi My family and i are moving near to Paderne and i was wondering what people thought of the school. My son can move there in September into Year 2, he is currently at another school with all Portuguese. This is not a problem for him at all but we find it difficult as our Portuguese is minimal at the moment. Are there many english there at the moment who would be going into year 2 and what's the general opinion of the school. I look forward to hearing from you. Amanda
Hello all. My wife and our 2 sons (7 & 2, but birthdays are coming shortly) will be staying in Salema for a while and we are looking for other folks who might be interested in meeting up or know of any playgroups for expats. We wouldn't object to the adult time either, as neither of us speaks Portuguese. Thanks.
I'm looking for any other families who would like to make friends..me and my two and a half year old daughter live near vila real st antonio and we would really like to meet any other children and parents to spend time with.my daughter is very friendly. Please get in touch
hi does anyone know of any youth clubs in the portimao area of the algarve, if not how easy to start one for expats children i've got a up to date crb through my local council in the uk, good references, i'm willing to give up on the uk and try to settle in Portugal and open a youth club ages 8/13yrs. Mike
Im from the UK and currently pregnant and self employed. In the UK, I would be entitled to statutory maternity pay of £134 a week for 39 weeks from the 26th week of pregnancy to help whilst I take maternity leave. The problem is I cant claim UK maternity pay because I pay social security here and dont pay national contributions in the UK. Also, I cant provide a MatB1 certificate as I havent been through the NHS in the UK and have been seen by doctors here whilst pregnant. Does anyone know if I can claim Maternity pay in Portugal as a self employed person? Can I also claim child benefit here? I am registered as a resident in Portugal with fiscal number and social security number.
Hello lovely expats. I am having my first baby and we are in near lagos. I have NO IDEA what to get for the baby. She is due in 4 weeks and I feel totally unprepared. We have more than enough clothes, breast pump, crib, car seat, diapers, baby bath..I have no idea what else though. If you could help me make a list that would be great. Also, if you know what stores to go to in Lagos. We just moved here 2 weeks ago... a bit of a large transisiton. Thank you