Matthew and Amanda Jowett - British Nationals share their experiences of moving abroad with their children, Charlie (9), Alfie (7) and Isabella (4).

Our children have both been very happy at Swallows and Amazons. Isabella started there in May 2012 and will be moving to Dulwich College this August. Alfie was at SAA from June 2009 until Easter 2011. Everyday holds different activities, and the extra-curricular activities are excellent too. Isabella does football, swimming, music and bubble gym, all held at either SAA or within the Turf City complex. Jackie, Debbie and their team are absolutely amazing with the children, creating a fun, loving playful learning environment. When Isabella comes home she is full of news about her day and her friends, and we often hear her chatting away in Mandarin as she plays. We first noticed SAA while walking our dogs in the area, as we live very close to Turf City. Seeing the spacious outside area with its huge tree house, we knew it was the kind of nursery we wanted for Alfie. We were right: on his first day, he gave me a kiss and a hug and happily walked off with the teacher, no tears. I felt most relieved, as at his previous nursery he had cried all the time. Isabella was exactly the same on her first day, and she didn't want to leave at the end of the morning session.