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started by: letsgo-744140 · last update: 1224931151 · posted: 1224523707

What is the health care system like in Portugal? Is it easy to get things sorted, do you have to register with a doctor, or go to a health centre? What is it like for emergencies and are prescriptions expensive?

started by: blue-744293 · last update: 1224151944 · posted: 1223639990

Hi, We live near Olhao/Faro and are having terrible trouble finding places to take our two year old for a play/run around that is'nt a beach (eg when its not beach weather) Does anyone know anywhere not too far, a town or village with a reasonably enclosed park, any indoor or soft play, or even a hotel that doesnt mind us having a drink or meal and using their play equipment........we have in-laws arriving tommorow and i cant cope with 2 weeks in!!!!blue

started by: beccag-744286 · last update: 1223851139 · posted: 1223564407

HI - does anyone know of toddler groups to join locally? We do music and gym in UK, but can't find anything to do with 3 and 1 year old in Porto! Can you help ?- its not much fun being stuck at home all day together! Becca

started by: Emma-742866 · last update: 1223544020 · posted: 1223452415

Would welcome some input on how to deal with temper tantrums in a 4 year old. Its getting very upsetting for everyone in the family and we seem to have tried everything.

started by: 'allo vera · last update: 1223409823 · posted: 1223290020

Is the flu jab available here, if so how do I go about getting it?

started by: sophies_choice-744147 · last update: 1223405988 · posted: 1223405988

Hi Does anyone know of a good kindergarten / pre-school in the Tavira area? Thanks

started by: whoops · last update: 1223404581 · posted: 1223372678

and sleepless nights any tips from more experienced parents please

started by: TheRobinsons · last update: 1222532779 · posted: 1221734208

The kids are very excited at the prospect of Mr Whippy icecreams and I'm sure there's someone who does it for kids parties etc. Can you remember where they are?

started by: Twizzle-743177 · last update: 1222078054 · posted: 1214134175

Apart from the big International school in Porches are there any more smaller independent English/international schools in that area.

started by: smiles-742456 · last update: 1219417531 · posted: 1219390875

we have a family friend coming to stay for a few weeks and I want to be able to cook suitable food for this very kind lady, As she is a diabetic, insulin dependant I need some ideas please thanks

started by: Twizzle-743177 · last update: 1219315647 · posted: 1218904585

What provision is made for children with special needs here in the Portuguese schools? Do they have additional support in the classroom and is 'inclusion' recognised here?

started by: hogwash-742720 · last update: 1218011964 · posted: 1218011964

is there any help for a homeless family if anyone one has some info on where to go who to see would be most gratful as they are in real need.

started by: Jaybird-742815 · last update: 1217843101 · posted: 1217840217

heard some odd things about the rules of what names you can have, Please please whats the full story

started by: bubba1 · last update: 1217597464 · posted: 1217531640

Hi, could any one tell me please when & if there will be a school holiday in october? Thank you.

started by: onthemove-742699 · last update: 1217065546 · posted: 1216628760

my very elderly neighbours plan to move back to UK and have some concerns re healthcare. They have been in the system here for a lot of years since retiring and have heard they will have problems access care back in UK if they need it. Does anyone know what the score is on this.

started by: smiles-742456 · last update: 1216382451 · posted: 1216203922

My daughter has ear ache- is there anything she can do to ease it without visiting the doctor(she is 23, and refuses to go to the doctor unless shes really ill)

started by: Jaybird-742815 · last update: 1216124215 · posted: 1215785644

morning sickenss is over thank godness, and thanks for all the good advice given here, now my poor wife is starting to feel the heat. Any tips please on how to cope.

started by: Minnie52 · last update: 1216033075 · posted: 1215885203

Does anybody know of a kids summer camp? In or near Lagos. Help! My grandson is coming to stay for 3 weeks and I need some kind of structure to burn up his energy!!

started by: damian-742580 · last update: 1214061673 · posted: 1213960174

where can I get some for children aged 2 and 10 years , need it in a couple of weeks for niece and nephew so a website might be OK

started by: Jaybird-742815 · last update: 1212420589 · posted: 1212393803

early days yet but where should we be looking for pram, cot etc.

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