Pre-schoolers

Your guide to the Overseas Nursery Authority

You may find that you accrue hidden childcare costs whilst living overseas, however, there are mechanisms in place to help offset some of these. AFF’s Education & Childcare Specialist Anna Hutchinson, tel...
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Can your teen help shed light on service life?

Forces Children Scotland is looking for teenagers from serving and veteran families to work together to develop a multi-media campaign to help people better understand what it’s like to be a forces child. Th...
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Adventures and opportunities at MOD schools overseas

Your children’s education is bound to be a priority if you’re posted overseas and, in some locations, schooling is provided by Defence Children Services. So what can your child expect if they’re enrolled at a...
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New funding programmes launched

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced three new funding programmes for 2022, which focus on providing support for the military community, including armed forces families. The funding can be for n...

Happy Birthday to the Military Wives Choirs

Army life has its challenges – some families move yearly to a new posting, while for others deployments mean long periods of separation. Many Military Wives Choirs members join a new choir when they are poste...
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Accessing dentists when posted overseas

AFF has been highlighting the issues that you face when trying to access NHS dental care for some time, but it’s a nationwide problem for military and civilian families alike. So if you’re heading overseas, L...
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Moving home with SEND

Army families are adept at moving – however, you may need extra support if your child has additional educational needs. Around the UK If your child has been assessed by their local authority and given a for...

What are the rules for home educating overseas?

Many of you have experienced times of home learning over the past two years and some of you are now considering making this change a permanent one to help offset the many and varied moves of being part of a m...