Wander into the quaint town of Ericeira and step into the wonderful world of homeschooling and parental choice. With its idyllic beaches, endless waves and warm community, this cozy coastal town makes it easy for families to make choices based on health and happiness, and one of those choices is homeschooling. Since arriving in Ericeira, […]
Category: Education, Health, Housing & Papers
Community Basics: childcare, education, health, housing & papers.
We are happy to share our best tips on community services such as schools, childcare and healthcare providers, as well as our personal view on these.
The same goes for housing/renting in Ericeira, and the documents you may need for settling in the area.
Private or public school? Expat parents talk
Pexels photo by Andrea Piacquadio Choosing between private or public schools is not always straightforward, as is often the case with important decisions. This is especially true when it comes to the future of your family in a new country. Is it worth it paying a premium price for private education in Europe? Let’s see […]
Summer Camp School-break 2021
Handy for parents and fun for children, Summer camp is definitely something to look forward to. But not only that.
The school break activities can actually promote numerous learning opportunities and valuable personal growth.
Check the local School break activities options available this year.
Homeschooling in Portugal – Frequently Asked Questions
Considering homeschooling in Portugal? Check our frequently asked questions. FAQ by S.Dimitrovska, admin at the informal FB group Homeschooling in Portugal.
Portuguese schools: will your child pick up the language?
Portuguese schools: will your child pick up the language? Yes, the language is a common concern among parents considering moving to Portugal. More specifically, learning Portuguese as a second language while having to follow the curriculum in one of the local Portuguese schools. Could this work? Wonder no more, let’s hear from the expat parents […]
Can a House Make You Happier? Interview
Can a house make you happier? A few years ago, before we moved to Ericeira, we would definitely have said yes. Any house with a garden around here would surely do the trick. Has this belief stood to the test of time? And, what do experts have to say? These are exactly the things you […]
School Break Amid Covid-19 Crisis
If the enforced learning-from-home period has been specially hard on parents, the prospect of school break on the other hand, has never been more appealing. School standards are high here Generally speaking, parents of children who have been to school in other countries will agree that the learning standards, as well as the volume of […]
Homeschooling & Alternative Schools
Homeschooling is any form of learning that takes place at home, in the community, support groups or at alternative schools. Called Ensino Doméstico in Portugal, homeschooling is the legal, flexible learning that happens away from formal Portuguese schools. What is taught, as well as how and when, can be adjusted to a specific child or […]
Childcare in Ericeira: Personal Experience
Our personal experience with childcare in Ericeira starts with our nursery hunt whilst still living abroad. Doing our research, we found a handful of childcare for babies from 3 months to 2 years old. But, would we be able to secure a place? And, would this place be good? Childcare in Ericeira: The Nursery-Hunt In […]
Healthcare in Ericeira: Public Services
What to do in an emergency For life-threatening events, call 112 for assistance, which is the national emergency number. To find out where to go, considering your case and location, call Saude 24 on 808 24 24 24. This is the contact center for the national health system called Sistema Nacional de Saude (SNS), in […]