Hi I would be really grateful of any information regarding schooling for our son who is 8 in July. We are seriously considering moving to the Albufeira area but are concerned about his schooling. For example, local versus international school, costs of international schools, ease of language barrier, school qualifications compared to UK etc etc! All info would be greatfully received and any other about living/moving there in general! Thanks in anticipation of your comments! samsamblue21
Would anyone be interested in hosting a Paediatric First Aid Course? It's only in the planning stage at the moment but need a village hall sized room. Anyone who may be interested in attending a course ie parents, baby sitters, playschool teachers etc please reply too.
hi, we live in tavira with our 2 young girls. we are looking for someone to baby sit afew hours on saturday afternoons and odd sundays whilst myself and my wife are at work. we can arrange to collect and drop off if reqiured. there may be extra times during school holidays. the girls are aged 3 and 7 and speak both portuguese and english. thanks shane & kim
Hi, I am possibly moving to the Algarve next year. I will be working in Almancil but this looks a very expensive place to live. I have a wife and 2 young children so need to consider schooling. My children will be 7 and 9 at the time of the move. My research seems to show Loule as being a good area and fairly close to Almancil for work. Has anybody made the move to this or the surrounding area with children of a similar age, and if so what schools do you recommend. By the way I don't think I can afford international school for 2 kids so really looking at public school unless you know of any international / private schools that are good value for money. Last question is how long does it take to get them into school and what tips can you provide? that will do for now !! Thanks Gary
My wife and I called to see Linda at her house in Odiaxere during August but the house seemed to occupied by other people who would not answer our calls from the gate even though they could see us The last time that we saw Linda was at the Lagoa fair Aug 2009 since then we have lost touch;I haven't seen any of her sons in Harrogate UK,or been able to reach her via the internet or phone We were concerned for her as the family had only lved in the Algarve for a few monthswhen Big Tony passed away So if someone knows her present where-abouts ask Linda to contact us
As there is a lack of mother and toddler groups in the Albufeira area, does anyone fancy starting a group like this and getting our kids toether to play, can always go a park, or marina, or beach if warm enough, would be nice to meet other mum's who speak english. I have a 3 year old daughter.