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Parent's Review of The Children's House in Stavanger, Norway

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

The Children's House

In what town or city is this school located?

Stavanger

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

International Pre-School

What grade levels are represented at this school?

From 18 months to 6 years

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Driven by Parents

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

Excellent. They have excellent outdoor play equipment, sandpits, slides, swings, bicycles, etc. Music classes once a week for all children. Gym classes for the 4 years and up.

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

I believe that they help all children. Teachers are very experienced and are aware of problems that some kids have transitioning. They work together with the parents and the child to ensure a smooth transition. The teachers are very caring and understanding and sensitive to a particular child's needs. They encourage friendships between the children, which is sometimes the hardest transition of all.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

The staff is incredibly friendly, and are also very helpful with new families. They are very open, and approachable. They are there to help if you have any concerns about your child's progress.

We have a group of mums known as the "class mum", which means myself and another mother help in the classrooms, organising fun things for the kids and also keep the parents informed about the happenings around the school. We also try and make sure all the parents get together outside the school so we can all get to know each other.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

I would highly recommend The Children's House!! I have two children there, and it has been their happiest time, as well as mine. We have made friendships there, that will last a lifetime.

Both started there at 18 months, and have progressed through the classes. The teachers are very professional, and caring. They are always there to listen to myself and my children.

They comfort them, when they need it and make them laugh all the time. I am always amazed at all the wonderfull things that they do with the children. The songs, the crafts, the projects. They learn so much there.

My kids love their teachers so much that when we would ask them "who is in your family?" They would respond with mommy, daddy, and Miss....

I read the previous review and was appalled to think that anyone could possibly say that about this school. It hurt me so much to think that someone could possibly be so cruel to write such utter lies about this school. My husband and I are proud to send our children to this school.

It is completely untrue what this person wrote, I have never heard such horrible things, and I can only hope that this person's fabrication will not affect this school. There are so many children and parent's around the world that are indebted to this school for the wonderful experience that they have received there.

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