Welcome to the Garden of England, and this forum. I hope the move is going well and you settle in soon.
Do you have any specific questions about the 11+, Kent eduation, schools etc?
The Kent Test (as the 11+ is formally known in Kent) comprises of three parts - maths, verbal-reasoning (VR) and non-verbal-reasoning (NVR). There is also a written piece used in borderline cases. The exam is taken in September of year 6 and pupils have to register for it the year before.
Many parents 'coach' their chidlren to help them through the test (state schools are not allow to prepare for this test
). There are two routes used - employ a tutor or the parent helps the child. There are arguments for and against for both, and it comes down finally to individual circumstances and preferences. Most people coach through year 5, some start in year 4.
Of course, if you have a few years to the test, then the above may change so keep an eye on this site.
Also, many state schools seem slightly ignorant of the whole process and can discourage people from doing it. Others are open and helpful. Some parents can be secretive about their preparations also.
IF you children are young, please don't panic yet. Just ensure that your child is reading well, learning times-tables etc (appropriate to their age). Children develop at different ages so a reluctant reader aged five maybe be the next JK Rowling age 10.
You've come to the right site for answers. Any questions, please feel free to post.