My husband has been offered a job in Adelaide and we are considering a move over from the north-west with our 4 children. They will be 9,8,4 & 2. At the moment the oldest 3 are all in school full time as my 4 year old is in reception (birthday end of July). As i understand it, when we move she would be looking at going into kindergarten not pre-primary.
I wondered if any parents or teachers could give me a bit of advice on the curriculum/early years education at this stage? This year she will cover basic phonics up to diagraphs/triagraphs, letter formation and today i have a meeting at school about how they teach reading.
I have an image of kindergarten being more set up like nursery..which im sure is likely to be a bit off track but i'd be really grateful if anyone could set me straight?
I suppose i have a few concerns, about all 3, that as they will be moving down years, if the move does not become permanent, will it have a big impact their on return to the UK?
I dont want to cause any offence, and realise that there is always a leap if faith element to big decisions..I just want to be armed with as much info as i can to make a well informed decision.
Thanks for taking the time to read.