I don't particularly want to go into detail here on a public forum so please forgive me for this short post.
I'm new to the area having moved over here not so long ago and I've spent quite a while looking into local schools for my young daughter. I have whittled it down to Ducks, Herne Hill and Rosemead pretty much in that order, with her name down for all three. We are looking at Sept 2016 entry, should we be at all successful. DD will be rising 3 that year.
I have, however, had a few Mums stop me and make a comment about Ducks - some say it's not the best start for the girls (better for the boys) and others have made various comments that have made me cautious. For me, I loved the huge grounds there and the music facilities seemed wonderful (this was important for me).
I really liked HH too but I sort of ruled it out because it seemed quite small (almost cramped) and I wasn't sure on whether there was enough outdoors space or outdoors stuff going on. However, it may have seemed cramped due to the huge amounts of people there that Open Day morning.
Knowing my daughter as I do now, I see someone very interested in music and books and she misses no opportunity to kick any ball around. She loves running around. She's less bothered by her dolls and soft toys and all the gadgets that flash and make noises. She just always has her head in a book or is tapping away at a various musical instrument / toy. She's very spirited too - doesn't like to sit down and cuddle in on one's lap...always wants to be mooching about doing something. That's the best I can say as a 1st time parent - I'm pretty sure I've just described a bog-standard toddler though!!
I have turned to this Forum to ask if there are any parents out there who can offer their opinions or tell me about their experiences.......
Thank you in advance.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2015:03:03:11:39:05 by Amasco.