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Top Tip: The National Association of Family Information Services (NAFIS) is a registered charity that supports, links, and promotes Family Information Services (FIS) in Great Britain. The NAFIS will be able to advise you about your entitlements in relation to child care, choosing child care, and what is available in your area. www.daycaretrust.org.uk/ nafis Tel: 0845 872 6260 (020 7940 7510) In London, the average cost for 25 hours of nursery care for a child under two is £118.54, equating to £6,164 per year (Daycaretrust.org.uk, 2011)23.

Schools Free state school education is accessible to all children between the ages of five and 18. However, the application process is complex, and you will need to be organised to ensure that your child is placed in a safe and comfortable school. Before making applications, planning is crucial. You need to establish which schools you wish to apply to and when applying you need to establish the following: What the admission criteria are, including the catchment area When you find out which school your child has got into How to appeal if you don’t get a place at your preferred choice How local schools’ waiting lists operate

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Moving to London; A Practical Companion for Irish People  
Moving to London; A Practical Companion for Irish People  

A helpful, practical and comprehensive guide to Moving to London for Irish people. Published by the London Irish Centre in May 2012.

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