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Relocating with kids.

Post by JonnyP » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:49 pm

Hey. I am currently resident in the UK. I am considering a long term stay in Cambodia with my family. Ideally a year or so. Could anyone please tell me what the options for my children’s education are please? We’re very early in the research process and it all seems a little confusing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by Username Taken » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:25 pm

Children's ages might help.
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Post by RogueAnt » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:28 pm

Budget is also important...
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Re: Relocating with kids.

Post by JonnyP » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:36 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:25 pm
Children's ages might help.

Sorry. 11 and 12

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Post by JonnyP » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:38 pm

RogueAnt wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:28 pm
Budget is also important...
I have about £6000 saved would ideally like to work whilst there.

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Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:44 pm

home school FREE
international school Expensive
bilingual school soso

For 1 year, not worth moving; up routing ur kds from all their friends and what they know, setting up a house, buying a car, furniture etc etc
$290/year for visas and assume you and ur wife are under 55.... how will u even get them?

£6000 $7,000 for a family of 4 for a year?? Ur joking,right
visas alone eat up $1,200
rent min $250 $3,000
so that leaves u $2,800 or less than $250/month for everything else

How old are u and what are you qualified to do for work?
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Re: Relocating with kids.

Post by that genius » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:25 pm

JonnyP wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:49 pm
I am considering a long term stay in Cambodia with my family. Ideally a year or so.
Jon, a year is typically not considered long stay.

I would respectfully suggest you place your kids at schools in your home country for a year with reliable minders, don't interrupt their education for your agenda, and then consider what to do on your return.

To relocate everything for a year would be kind of disruptive, and, imho, irresponsible. Sorry for being direct, it's what I do.
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Re: Relocating with kids.

Post by JonnyP » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:30 pm

that genius wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:25 pm
JonnyP wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:49 pm
I am considering a long term stay in Cambodia with my family. Ideally a year or so.
Jon, a year is typically not considered long stay.

I would respectfully suggest you place your kids at schools in your home country for a year with reliable minders, don't interrupt their education for your agenda, and then consider what to do on your return.

To relocate everything for a year would be kind of disruptive, and, imho, irresponsible. Sorry for being direct, it's what I do.
Thank you. I appreciate your comments. They’re only ball park ideas so maybe a review is in order.

If one were to stay for longer? Is an education system over there in any way as adequate as the uk’s?

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Re: Relocating with kids.

Post by finbar » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:31 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:44 pm
home school FREE
international school Expensive
bilingual school soso
Expensive being about $6k/year +, so adding misc extras, that's your savings gone for one child's school fees.
You can live cheaply in the sticks, home-schooling, or possibly an ngo school of some kind.
Completely forget about local schools.
If you want to work, you'll probably need to be in Phnom Penh, where it's much more expensive.
I think you either need much more savings, a well-paying job lined up, or find an NGO, government or MNC to send you all exes paid.
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Re: Relocating with kids.

Post by JonnyP » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:36 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:44 pm
home school FREE
international school Expensive
bilingual school soso

For 1 year, not worth moving; up routing ur kds from all their friends and what they know, setting up a house, buying a car, furniture etc etc
$290/year for visas and assume you and ur wife are under 55.... how will u even get them?

£6000 $7,000 for a family of 4 for a year?? Ur joking,right
visas alone eat up $1,200
rent min $250 $3,000
so that leaves u $2,800 or less than $250/month for everything else

How old are u and what are you qualified to do for work?
Phuket Richard

Thank you for the part of your comment that actually answered my question. The rest was not necessary but I appreciate your concern. Nice to know that there are genuine people out there who care so much that they will offer their unsolicited opinions.

I am a 37 year old nurse and I am grateful for your input.

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