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started by: deliamac · last update: 1462875852 · posted: 1454520887

Hi, We are an Australian family who has just moved to Speracedes near Grasse. We would love to meet other travellers/ expats with kids in the area. Our kids are 12 (boy), 10(girl), 8 (boy) and 4(girl) - would also love to find out more about sports and activities that are available Many thanks Delia

started by: sjmashal · last update: 1462800022 · posted: 1462800022

Outings for single parent families.

started by: Super Mum · last update: 1461566593 · posted: 1221145108

Hi mummies, My 13 months old daughter and I used to go to the baby and mummy group at kiddoland before summer. We had a great time and I am thinking about going back there. I know kidooland just opened back so I guess the group isn't formed yet. I see on this forum there are plenty of new mums who arrived in the area and are wondering what to do and where to meet other mummies with babies. So if you are interrested we could all meet at Kidooland on Monday morning. It's starting at 9.30 and finishing at 11. I guess I'll be there with my daughter Emily around 9.45. All infos regarding direction to kidooland must be on there website I guess : www.kidooland.com Hope to see you there.

started by: JennB-10037799 · last update: 1461134889 · posted: 1444998487

Hello, we have recently moved to the Valbonne area from the UK, with our son who will be 3 in November. I'd love to meet other Mums in the area with children around the same age and meet up for coffee or playdates. Thanks, Jenny 

started by: SadieR · last update: 1461133900 · posted: 1452936079

I am organising a New group for mothers and their babies to come by and learn some simple French. The lessons will be warm and friendly to help you boost your confidence in learning a new language. Cheap and cheerful each lesson will be only 15 euros For mother and Child for 2 hours. ( You can also cut short on a busy day and swing by for just an hour at 10 euros ) The lessons will be taking place in the ' organic ' Botanic coffee shop in Mouans sartoux. Each lesson will ask for a sign up, so just send me a message to tell me which lesson you will be attending. Each week there will be two days avaliable either monday or thursday.    First lesson :  11th of Feburary from 9am to 11 am  Second Lesson : 15th of Feburary from 9 am to 11 am  18th of Feburary from 9 am to 11 am    More Information : 0688718489

started by: MariaP-10066647 · last update: 1460492867 · posted: 1454284030

Can anyone give me any information on what is required for the test for CP section of Ecole des Trois Collines - Mougins? Many thanks in advance!

started by: malfoy-lucie-855033 · last update: 1459767471 · posted: 1459767471

URGENTI'm lucie, 35 years old and my son, Malo is 5 year's old. We live in Villefranche-sur-mer.I'm looking for a nurse (a nanny) who speak english to be with my son every saturday morning.  Please don't hesitate to contact me for further information you may need.  I'm looking forward to reed you soon. It would be perfect if it could start the 23 of April 2016. You can join me by email: malfoylucie@gmail.com or by phone: +33 6 79 83 30 28 Many thanks Lucie

started by: Aliceedwards · last update: 1458686523 · posted: 1446558332

Hi all! We recently moved from Australia to Antibes for a cultural experience and to learn some French. We have settled our 5 year old in a local maternelle but are finding it hard to find daycare for our 2 year old. Does anyone know the best options for a couple of days a week of French daycare/ or with a nanny?

started by: Alta Maryn -Boshoff (Scheepers)-853396 · last update: 1458554134 · posted: 1458554134

I have always had a great passion for elderly people and took the opportunity to be a live-in carer  for  a lady of 85 with fibrosis of the lungs for the last 14 months in France. She passed away at the end of November but this experience has convinced me that I would like to pursue live-in caring,  as my profession .  I am a single person , in good health, with no particular family ties which gives me the opportunity to  be able to do long term live-in care work. I love making life easier and more comfortable for older people.   I will always help the elderly to cross the road , get in or out of a vehicle or put their coat on. My well being depends on me making older people comfortable and happy. I am prepared to undergo any necessary training and  I would be interested in any live-in carer position, but would prefer  long term positions. I have a full valid driver's licence.  I also have  a valid French residence visa until September .  I would prefer to work in Nederland or UK but am prepared to go anywhere in Europe. I would be available to start in a new position immediately . 

started by: ansosyns · last update: 1458464556 · posted: 1458397802

HelloI'm student at the Institut de la photographie www.institutdelaphotographie.fr I'm close to get the diploma and would love to get some more training. I'm looking for volunteers interested in getting family pictures.Here is my portofolio ansoc86.wix.com/ascpictures Anne-Sophieanso_c86@hotmail.com

started by: Mel Lopez · last update: 1458370887 · posted: 1415412470

Hi, I'm almost 14 weeks pregnant and the gyno has just informed us after my blood test that I have a higher risk in having a baby with genetic disorder.  I heard that one procedure is free and the other we have to pay for but frankly I don't care about the money, I just want to know which procedure is more accurate? I believe that the CVS is done earlier in which case I would probably go for, so is this the one I have to pay for?  Any views on this? Thanks in advance Mel 

started by: big panda · last update: 1458240866 · posted: 1173199872

I'm about to apply for British passports for my 2 children born in France (I was born in UK) - should I be concerned that my children are already on my French wife's passport? The Embassy in Paris have asked me to send a copy of their French ID, and as they don't have ID cards, their only official French ID is their Mum's passport. I'm just concerned that they might not want to issue UK passports to people who are already on a French passport. Thanks in advance for any insight on this.

started by: inca-199525 · last update: 1458228779 · posted: 1458228779

Help!! My daughter will be starting 6eme at college in September. We have had an offer accepted on a house in Le Bar sur loup, but it is by no means secured yet. Today I received a letter from her current school in Mouans sartoux asking me to confirm where we will be living for the rentree. I don't know what to do, ideally I don't want her to have to move schools mid way through. Thanks!

started by: Sheko · last update: 1458168019 · posted: 1202647687

Does anyone know what is the best method of getting passport photos for a newborn baby? Is there a company I can send a photo to which will convert it into the 4 miniture photo's needed or does anyone know a photo shop near Valbonne that has the right equipment. Many thanks, Adrian

started by: Valeriegiraud · last update: 1458138332 · posted: 1458138332

We are a French family based in Antibes la Fontonne, near all facilities,  with two boys aged 4 and 8 looking for an Au Pair Gent or Female preferably with good bases of English or english to first language standard. Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday8h15 to 9h or 9h30, taking them to school ( mins walk and light housework9h / 9h30 to 15h free time - French classes15h45 picking up from school, goûter, shower, games. Sometime making them diner. Wednesday:8h15 to 9h or 9h30, taking them to school ( mins walk and light housework9h to 11h free time - 11h30 - 18h picking up from school, lunch, taking them to their activities, shower. One baby sitting per week. Weekends free. Please call us on 06 63 37 91 27 Valerie

started by: frenchmum · last update: 1458051496 · posted: 1442259622

Dear All, Does anyone know a babysitter or nanny in Mougins / Valbonne area? We are a small family of french expat based in Mougins. we are looking for 2/3 hours a week (Wedn-or saturdays ) and during holidays to help develop my little one's skills & confidence in english. She is 5, born in London. also its not a traditional "nannying" job, more of a relaxed english play day, stories, talks, small conversation & creativity.  A CIV student or someone reliable & fun would be perfect. she is already in bilingual school. please feel free to contact me with your experience , thanks a lot & Best regards Anne  

started by: gabill · last update: 1458046520 · posted: 1203288913

Hi, Please help me, I've been desperately looking for children´s omega 3 supplements for my 2 1/2 yr. old. Do you know of a supplement that is a chewable and flavored that i can buy here? I saw Dr. Sears has a "Go Fish" brand for kids, and will probably order it online if i cannot find what i am looking for on the cda. Thanks a bunch! Nali

started by: Sheko · last update: 1457954504 · posted: 1202982760

Hi - Just had a newborn and although French is OK its not up to discussing in-depth medical matters. We miss a lot and I am unable to understand the reason why a problem is happening. For this reason I am looking for an English speaking paediatrician, Preferably in the Valbonne, Mougins, Antibes, Grasse region, does anyone know of a good doctor private or otherwise? Any ideas? Thank you, Adrian

started by: tugg100 · last update: 1457953516 · posted: 1171875583

Does anyone know of a supplier for a childrens slide. There are numerous little ones available. What I am looking for is trough slide without ladder to be fixed to an existing frame, the type seen in municipal play grounds, it should be in GRP or polyester as France calls it. I seem to be able to find them in the USA but not here in France. Any help would be appreciated.T G

started by: johannab · last update: 1457945331 · posted: 1192484312

Hi We are a few mums and babies who have been getting together for the last couple of weeks for a chat, cup of tea etc. while the kids play. This week we are meeting at my place near Mandelieu and would like to see if there are any mums in the local area who would like to join us. Our kids range from a few weeks old to about 22 months. Please let me know if you're keen and I will send you the details. CheersJo

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