We had a lovely time in Devon. Busy, scouting areas to live, visiting a school... Miss 4 travelled well and we found many play grounds for her.
So I finally decided, school it is. Home education (homeschooling in USA) was my ideal, but it has to work for everyone. She loves interacting so much, and having friends, and I have an enormous list of things I want to do (write a book is first....). I believe that no one can offer her what her mama can, but I can't be a young playmate.
Ordinary school just wasn't going to satisfy me, but along comes Steiner schools. Offering a nurturing environment especially in the early years. All about allowing children the joy, simplicity, freedom, and no pressure, that childhood deserves.
We visited the South Devon Steiner school and it's a dream - the kindergarten is like a fairy grotto, the teacher was lovely. Now we wait to hear back from them for a formal offer of a placement for her - they meet today.