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by mask
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Montessori schools in Helsinki area?
Replies: 7
Views: 2971

Re: Montessori schools in Helsinki area?

We ended up sending our children to Espoo International School. We all had a very positive experience this year there. It is so different than the American school system even despite that our children have attended Montessori schools from age 3 to 10 and will continue in Montessori when we return to...
by mask
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Sewing supplies
Replies: 18
Views: 2167

Plz update this thread: Sewing supplies?

Bumping this thread. Can anyone advise where to buy sewing needles in Tapiola or elsewhere in Espoo or Helsinki? Just in case there are updates from 2009 :)
by mask
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: SIM card
Replies: 2
Views: 386

SIM card

Hi there - I need to get a SIM card for my phone when I arrive in a few weeks. Can anyone advise where are the most convenient places to get a Finnish SIM card for an iphone? Thank you! (sorry I posted this in "moving to finland" but realized probably better suited to this board) Thanks!
by mask
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: What would be a good gift to bring from the USA to Finland?
Replies: 56
Views: 5707

Re: What would be a good gift to bring from the USA to Finla

Any other suggestions? I will be staying and working in Finland for 6 months (moving in a few weeks from Chicago, can't wait!) and need small gifts for colleagues, home visits, etc. I don't feel comfortable giving alcohol to new acquaintances (as opposed to friends) and wasn't sure if anyone had any...
by mask
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Arriving in Helsink on December 24
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

Re: Arriving in Helsink on December 24

Thanks for the responses!
by mask
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Arriving in Helsink on December 24
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

Arriving in Helsink on December 24

Hello all, my family is relocating to Espoo for 2018 for my work and for various reasons we are arriving on 24 December. We are American, and tried to avoid arriving on Christmas Day but I learned now that in Finland Christmas Eve is the bigger holiday. My question is will we be able to find transpo...
by mask
Wed May 24, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: English language school for move January 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 3191

English language school for move January 2018

Hello, I apologize I have searched the site and there is so much great information but the last related posts are a few years old so I'm inquiring to see if there have been changes. I am moving to Helsinki for temporary assignment (6 months) with my 7 and 9 year old children and am looking for engli...
by mask
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Mid-year transfer to English-language schools
Replies: 0
Views: 2590

Mid-year transfer to English-language schools

Hi there - I posted a few months back but now have a more specific question. I have a temporary position in Otaniemi for 6 months in Jan 2018. I am bringing my 9 and 7 year old children, and since we will be in Finland for a relatively short time :( we plan to put our children in an english language...
by mask
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Montessori schools in Helsinki area?
Replies: 7
Views: 2971

Re: Montessori schools in Helsinki area?

I think maybe we are at cross-purposes. I wasn't trying to highlight the fact that you have to pay (I think all Steiner schools ARE state funded but parents do have to make a contribution) - I was merely trying to emphasise the fact that none of them teach in English. Ah! I misunderstood - state fu...
by mask
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Montessori schools in Helsinki area?
Replies: 7
Views: 2971

Re: Montessori schools in Helsinki area?

Thank you, Upphew, for pointing me to that website. I had been looking on it via mobile, but none of the links showed up. After your post, I used my computer and able to access more info on their site. Rosamunda, the good thing is that lodging is handled by my work. I am not opposed to private engli...
by mask
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Families in Finland
Topic: Montessori schools in Helsinki area?
Replies: 7
Views: 2971

Montessori schools in Helsinki area?

Greetings! I am temporarily relocating with my family to Finland, including two children who will be ages 9 and 7. We will be there for a short time, 6 months. The children currently are in an American montessori school. Since we will be in Finland for a fairly short time, ideally I'd like to keep t...