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Sign up early, as places are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. External parents are also invited to join. 

Please arrive 10 to 15 mins beforehand, as we will start promptly at 6.30 pm. 


Primary Chat Ruth Benny 

Time: 6:30 start
Date: 7th May2019 (Thu)
Location: Woodland Beachside Pre-School (Repulse Bay)

Time: 6:30 start
Date: 8th May2019 (Friday)
Location: Woodland Montessori Academy (Caine Road)

Finding the right school for your child and then having that school choose your child is a process often typified by stress, stress and more stress! Many schools are able to pick and choose which children they accept, and which they don’t. At Top Schools, we understand that the “perfect school” doesn’t exist, so we look to match family and school, based on their priorities. Ruth Benny will talk about the application process, offering tips and advice, though her experience of placing over 1200+ children since the companies inception.

Ruth Benny
Founder and ‘Head Girl’, Top Schools, Hong Kong

The founder of Top Schools, Ruth has over 20 years’ experience in the education system in Hong Kong. Ruth writes and speaks about private and international schools for parents, corporations and other groups. She is a frequent contributor to local media including the SCMP, Playtimes and Sassy Mama and generally regarded as the go-to expert on this topic. Originally from the UK, Ruth has been in Hong Kong for over 22 years and is the mother of two children.

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Montessori (Caine Road):

Travelling with a Baby & Toddler by Yvonne Heavyside

Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Date:  15th May 2019 (Wed)
Location:  Woodland Montessori Academy, Mid-Levels

As we approach the holiday season this topic will appeal to those considering taking long (or short) haul flights and to those planning either family hopping visits or staying in resorts and hotels. Sadly, whilst many Hong Kong families look forward to overseas trips with their little ones the reality is often that these holidays are far from restful. We will discuss the ideal age to travel with a baby, how to prepare for flights, what to pack and how best to manage family visits.

Yvonne Heavyside
BA (Hons), RGN, HV Dip, DN Cert, IBCLC, Further Education Teachers Certificate, NSC Instructor

Yvonne is a UK trained and registered general nurse. She is also a registered nurse in Hong Kong and a Health Visitor (maternal & child health specialist), Lactation Consultant, Further Education Teacher and First Aid & CPR Instructor. 

Yvonne has over 30 years’ experience as a nurse both in the UK and in Hong Kong, and she previously worked in the Matilda International hospital running their well-baby clinic. She founded her own company, The Family Zone, specifically to provide a personal, professional, hands-on service for new mums. In addition to this wealth of experience, Yvonne is the mother of three children and grandmother to two.

To register for this seminar, please click here.



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