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started by: AbbieR · last update: 1087232521 · posted: 1087218215

My 3 year old son will start maternelle in September and needs a yellow painting apron - any ideas where to get one, in or around Nice? Thanks Abbie 

started by: kmdd-189863 · last update: 1085645050 · posted: 1080658166

Seeking suggestions for finding maternity-wear near/in Monaco or Nice (around the Lafayette and Nice Etoile shopping area).   Thanks, K

started by: ronof9 · last update: 1079302642 · posted: 1078248639

My Brother will be in Cannes this weekend, where I hope he can get a, Berchet Charton 'Tonic' (Orange) tricycle for my 2 year old daughter (these are not available in the UK) I have mentioned the Carrefour in Antibes, but a shop in Cannes would be much easier, if that's not a possibility, is there a bus from Cannes to the Carrefour in Antibes ? Cheers, Ron

started by: J & C-187881 · last update: 1078084023 · posted: 1078073579

What is the going rate for babysitting a 5 year old?

started by: Lineker-190356 · last update: 1064919119 · posted: 1064853300

does anyone have a good idea on what to get my wife for her 2nd wedding anniversary????

started by: aideen-189846 · last update: 1063729952 · posted: 1063712500

Hello everyone, I hope to relocate to the Nice area at the end of October from UK but am unwilling to continue my childrens' education in either the state or private sectors. The children are aged 9 (Year 5), and 4 (Reception). Are there any support groups for home schooling in the area who can advise me? Are there any legal requirements I should be aware of? As a single mum, I would find it difficult to pay the fees for the international schools but wondered if there are any private tutors who would be capable and willing to continue the childrens' education, using the UK National Curriculum. Also, are there any tutors available to give French lessons to all three of us? I am looking for a two-bedroomed apartment in Villefranche area to rent on a long-term basis. Perhaps "Legend in my own lunchtime" can help me ! You seem to have all the answers. Your help would be much appreciated, Kind regards, Aideen.aideen

started by: anthonyb-187880 · last update: 1063701823 · posted: 1063291590

As we have moved to VENCE and our three boys are in school and speak no FRENCH the school have suggested we move them to a different school who they say will teach them French quicker.As they have already made friends we would prefer not to move them and we would appreciate any suggestions as to how we should deal with this problem.Kind RegardsAnthony Brophy

started by: miajl · last update: 1062972144 · posted: 1061543125

Does anyone know where I can get a soft insulated lunch box for my kid's packed lunch? I've tried places like Carrefour, Auchan, Galeries Lafayette, and even Toys R Us but no luck. I did see some in the Disney store but not the insulated type.

started by: tommytart2000-189122 · last update: 1062869247 · posted: 1062784689

Hi, does anyone know if there is an organisation here that deals with young people being educated at home up to the IBL level. Or has anyone got any experience of alternative education options for young people here in france. Any help would be most welcome .

started by: Trailrider-186815 · last update: 1062078793 · posted: 1061995111

Dyshasic,little boy of six learning french and english does anybodied have views or experience in this subject Janet

started by: Graeme Affleck · last update: 1052515557 · posted: 1052441954

Hi Can anyone recommend any good state schools in the Sophia Area that would cater for English Kids ages 7 & 4. Your recommendations would be really appreciated. Thanks  

started by: AbbieR · last update: 1051882007 · posted: 1051709016

Hi My son is 19 weeks old and missed his last and third set of initial immunisations in the UK for Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio, Whooping cough, Meningitis C and Hib (not sure what stands for) as we had just moved to France when they were due in the UK. I presume here in France they have the same or similar injections. Can someone please advise what I need to do and where I need to go to get them done? Also I want to have him weighed, how do I have this done? We are living in Nice.

started by: Zingano-186230 · last update: 1051877702 · posted: 1051876942

My husband and I are currently living in a house in the UK which is mortgaged. Our equity is about £200,000.My husband has a job in the south of France, and we were wondering what our options are regarding the house.If we convert the UK mortgage to buy to let, and rent out the UK house, will this affect the size of mortgage we can get in France? Will the rental income be counted (which should easily cover the mortgage), allowing us to get the same amount of mortgage as if we'd sold the UK house?I would like to run a gites business in France. If I bought an existing business, would I be able to get a commercial mortgage based on the previous years accounts of income from the gites?Are there any other issues about retaining a UK house? Will it affect our residency for tax purposes?

started by: Angela-181053 · last update: 1050869643 · posted: 1050869643

Hi there are there other Anglo/Scots/Irish/French/German/US  etc   or other mums who live in the Nice area who would like to set up a circle. This means that on those occasions when you want to or need to go out you can be sure that your kids are being looked after by a like minded and already known person. Mine is 12 almost 13  by the way so not so much baby sitting more watchful eye required. It can work on either a swap or paid for basis.  Angela

started by: CJ-185994 · last update: 1050417093 · posted: 1050417093

I wonder if there is anybody else who will be driving children to schools in Cagnes sur Mer from the Vallauris area?  My daughter is starting at a school in Cagnes sur Mer in September and, to be honest, the drive from Vallauris to there will not be a pleasant one!  If there is anyone else placing their children in schools there and live my side, please contact me and see if we can discuss something. A long-shot I know, but it is worth a try!  Tel:  04.92.95.15.59 - CLAIRERegardsClaire Moroney

started by: CLAIRE-180278 · last update: 1050265998 · posted: 1050021043

Hello My father arrived for a holiday last week and fell ill for the first time ever in his life. He was rushed to intensive care and has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. He is now in l'Archet hospital . I have the choice of having him treated there or getting him back to the UK NHS. I know the bad things that we all hear about the UK health service and I am very pleased with the treatment that he is being offered over here. However, I would like to know whether anyone has any experience with this sort of thing. Is the cancer treatment as advanced here as it is in UK? I know that the wards and the surroundings are lovely here but that's of limited importance to me at the moment  I want the best treatment possible. Now that the diagnosis has been made, would he be treated quickly in the UK or would he have to go on a waiting list? I'm also worried that there are few support groups over here (he doesn't speak French) and he would get a Macmillan nurse in the UK wouldn't he? Please, if anyone has any informed opinions on where is best to receive treatment, I would be so grateful so that I can offer him the choices. Thanks ClaireCLAIRE H. - NICE

started by: JS-185376 · last update: 1050229036 · posted: 1049988187

Does anyone know from where these things can be rented locally please? Many thanks.

started by: Tania-185457 · last update: 1047319921 · posted: 1047311208

Could someone please let me know if our three children aged 3, 5 & 6 years will need the tuberculosis jab to enter a french school?   Many thanks Tania

started by: IanDm-185372 · last update: 1047236428 · posted: 1047236428

My pregnant wife and I are just about to move to the Mougins area and wonder if you have any contacts in that area that can help with ante/post natal care/support groups etc.Thanks in advance for any Info. IanIan

started by: Angela-181053 · last update: 1046796640 · posted: 1046788810

Can someone tell me what the catchment area for the CIV is here please.   Thank you for any help sent  Angela

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