We are hoping to move to France in 2017 with our little girl. We intend to start her in Maternelle as soon as we are settled. She will be 4 years old by this point.
Please can someone explain something to me? My little girl’s birthday is 28th December, I have just learnt online, that this would make her the youngest in her year group!
I am now really confused - I thought the school year began in September and therefore she’d start primary school the September before she turns 6 (I.e. Sept 2018) However I now think she would have to start in the January of the year she turns 6 which means she’ll have to start in CP when she has only just turned 5! Surely this can’t be right? She will be losing virtually a whole year of maternelle if this is correct?
Help! I am very worried about this now as she is intelligent but very shy and we were relying on her time at maternelle to help her settle in before she has start primary school.