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started by: PL,SVP · last update: 1550962918 · posted: 1516718744

Hi AllNew to this forum so forgive me if I've posted in the wrong section!I'm moving out to Mirande in April with my daughters and would love to meet any other mothers with young children in the area (any nationality!) Also it's be brilliant to find any local French and English teachers who might be able to give some extra lessons to my girls (CEP1) out of school times. Or any top tips would be much appreciated. Many thanks in advance 

started by: stagmond · last update: 1521754025 · posted: 1521754025

Hello. I'm just reaching out to see if there are any others in the region that don't send their children to maternelle and keep them at home in the early years? It seems to be the way in France to send kids to school at three or earlier and the pressures to do this are high. If anyone has had any experience of bucking the trend and doing it the traditional way I would be very interested to hear.Cheers

started by: PL,SVP · last update: 1516794668 · posted: 1516719022

Hi AllNew to this forum so forgive me if I've posted in the wrong section/posted100 times/done anything else annoying!I'm moving out to Mirande in April with my daughters and would love to meet any other mothers with young children in the area (any nationality!) Also it's be brilliant to find any local French and English teachers who might be able to give some extra lessons to my girls (CEP1) out of school times. Or any top tips to help my girls (and me) integrate would be much appreciated. Many thanks in advance 

started by: Nikki-Lesponne-901559 · last update: 1505121965 · posted: 1496703129

Hello - my husband and I are considering moving from Paris close to Saint-Gaudens.  We have two daughters ages 13 and 16.  They are currently in french bilingual school but most of their close friends are English-speaking.  As if the shock of moving to "the country" isn't enough....we don't know anyone there !  Are there any groups/resources for meeting other English-speaking families with kids in the same age range ?Thanks in advance !

started by: Maya Tozzi Nègre · last update: 1505121827 · posted: 1505121827

Hello! I am looking for an English speaking babysitter for my children: Alexandre, 10 years old and Leyla, 8 years old. They both are bilingual French/English.We live in Blagnac center. If you are interested, or you know someone ....please, don't hesitate to contact us at: 0638952356, my name is Maya. Best Regards, Happy New School Year!

started by: Suzi-Johnson-901276 · last update: 1496313490 · posted: 1496313489

Looking for Jane Glover who went to Stoke Park Grammar School for Girls in Coventry between 1968 and 1975If anyone knows of Jane could they ask her to make contact with Suzi Johnsonvia my Facebook Page. We have a class reunion in October of this year to mark our milestone birthdays and Jane is the last one of our class that we can’t contact. She lived in Knoll drive, Styvechale, and we think she had an older brother called Christopher Glover. She also had friends who weren’t in our class called: Melanie Haime, Margaret Janaway, Anne Marie ? And Cheryl? Please share far and wide and we’d love her to be there. We have reason to believe she may have moved to France.

started by: Nick-Hall-870241 · last update: 1488827591 · posted: 1474476477

Can anyone help? We have two girls 8 and 9 and are thinking of relocating from UK to Gers. Does anyone have any experience of the Clos Fleurie ecole privee in L'Isle Jourdain??

started by: Grace-Barbic-893445 · last update: 1487333586 · posted: 1487234872

My 5 year old daughter needs to travel to England for a weekend with an adult who is not her legal guardian (a very close family friend). Everyone involved is British but living in France. Does anyone know what official permissions I need to give or how to do it? I know that if he doesn't have the correct letters/paperwork, it will be classed as child abduction!

started by: vanessa-andrews-891643 · last update: 1485424475 · posted: 1485173857

Hi All after reading another thread from a few years ago i am a little reluctant to ask similar questions that this person posted, the post received some very negative unnecessary comments. Anyway i will give it a bash in the hope that i receive assistance with my questions. We are moving to France from South Africa in 2018. We have looked at a number of arrears in the South of France, Limousin, Aquitain etc. The catch really for us is we are bringing our two English/ Afrikaans grandchildren with us. They are 2 and 4 years of age. My South African husband speaks French so that's a huge bonus. I will be doing several french language courses over the next 12 months. So hopefully will be able to communicate with our locals. My question is where is the best rural areas to settle? where do we get the best value for money, we want to start a small B&B/ restaurant Bar in the country with accommodation for us etc. I will be working from home and travelling whilst still being employed by an offshore company. However my hubby who loves to cook and has previous hotel, restaurant experience will run the business. We don't have a big budget due to the South African rand being so weak. But we are hard working and my hubby can decorate, tile, paint all of the basics. The biggest concern for us is our two little parcels. So anyone providing tips or advice should be doing so with my two grandchildren in mind who will need to be integrated into local French schools. So any areas would need to foremost cater for children. Any help or contacts would be greatly appreciated                

started by: Anne-Lise-Chaber-891869 · last update: 1485414360 · posted: 1485414360

Hello All!I know there is a Montessori school offering English classes but I am looking for more options...I am French but I have been leaving abroad for the last 17 years, my children (3 and 6 years old) are attending English-speaking school now in the UAE and are perfectly fluent. We are planning to move to Saint-Jean-de-Luz / Biarritz in few months. I see that more as another expatriation than actually coming back home. I would like my children to attend and English-speaking school or at least extra-curricular activities in English. We might move back somewhere else in few years and we have to make sure that they don't loose their English....Any lead will be appreciated! Thank you very much! Anne-Lise

started by: T25 · last update: 1481013721 · posted: 1481013721

Hi - I my son is 10 years old and into MX and was wondering if there are any other parents out there who's kids are into the same thing?

started by: jb32-612200 · last update: 1478703261 · posted: 1478703261

Hi allFirst time on Angloinfo discussion Topics, so hoping that I haven't missed an existing discussion thread.I have a kid in 3eme this year, so its Brevet year;  Having a reasonably good idea of what the mark for the first trimestre are going to be, I am wondering how these are going to be put into the calculation for the final Brevet mark?   I am told course work and exams are added into the equation to get the final mark, but hopefully somebody could please explain it all to me.  Thanks

started by: Pat More-871309 · last update: 1478001911 · posted: 1478001911

Hello everyone.  I have a French friend who lives in Albi and she is looking for someone to speak English with.  She speaks very good English and wants to be able to talk English on a regular basis with a real person so that she can keep improving.  So, does anyone know of any advanced Engish conversation classes or is there anyone in the Albi area that can help her?  Thanks.

started by: 290515 · last update: 1472204114 · posted: 1424774178

Hi I have noticed a few adverts on the net looking for an english speaking child minder. Many are with french agencies, who will want the relevant french qualifications, so pointless even making contact. Are there any fellow AI members looking for an english child minder in 65 region? I have not looked into this indepth, just seeing if there is any interest. Thanks

started by: Bilingual Kids · last update: 1472203776 · posted: 1472203776

I work for a really lovely company in Toulouse who organises bilingual baby sitting services to encourage bilingualism in young children. We are hiring new baby sitters, specifically those whose native language is Spanish, English and Mandarin. Having a car would be an advantage but is not necessary. If you are interested please contact us at contact@bilingual-kids.fr or check out our website at www.bilingual-kids.fr 

started by: mark65-116387 · last update: 1465807303 · posted: 1465724874

does anyone know if there is a area/town  around Lisle jourdain that is popular with the anglo community ? im thinking of relocating from the dordogne , and bringing my building business there . any thoughts ?  

started by: Ferney-France · last update: 1465231522 · posted: 1465213855

My son is probably going to toulouse fac and  he won't have a room at the university campus itselfI don't know Toulouse at all we'll need to find a studio to rent, any no-go areas that we should avoid?

started by: Emma Lavaysse · last update: 1464717584 · posted: 1464717584

Hi everyone, My name is Emma and I am 21. I have just finished my Law degree at the University of Toulouse and I am looking to improve my English over this summer before I go to Sweden to do a Masters. So basically I am wondering if you or anyone you know around Toulouse is looking for full-time childcare for July?I have lots of experience with kids, last year I looked after 3 young girls for 2 weeks in their holiday home and this year I have been doing a couple of hours after school for 2 children in Toulouse.I am fun, love sport and would take great care of anyone that I look after.Please get in contact if you know of anyone (English speakers would be better) that needs someone for July 2016.ThanksEmma

started by: JuliaF-608966 · last update: 1457708944 · posted: 1443437815

Hi everyone, after its first successful year of lending, the Gers Kids Library will be starting up again this Saturday, 3rd October. Drop in at my house in Bazugues, near Mielan, any time between 3.30 and 5pm, to browse through our collection of hundreds of books. We have a wide selection for kids of all ages, from tots to teenagers. Please get in touch if you'd like to come and need directions to the house.

started by: betsy-904942 · last update: 1455827147 · posted: 1455096138

Good morning We are looking at relocating to Castelsagrat near Moissac and running a gite/b&b/small campsite. The turnover at the moment is about 27000 euros but has been 48-50 in previous years as the owners stopped running the camping. We have loads of questions before we make the move and would be very grateful of any advice, even though we have done a lot of research already!  We are are a family of one child, aged 10. We are thinking of going along the AE route but understand that VAT threshold is 30,000. What is the best way of registering a business like this? Could anyone help with what we would pay in Cotisations? Assuming we registered as AE. We would also be offrerring lIfe coaching sessions, so could we register separately as AEs? Would it be even possible to live on this income - we wouldn't have a mortgage. We would like to be able to afford holidays and trips back to UK to visit family. Schools - can anyone recommend schools in this area, and what it is like for families. Many thanks    

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