Nanny hunt – alleged childcare issue. Wandsworth police warning on forced marriage. Funfair on Wandsworth Common.

Last Updated on : 31st July 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

“So kids,” asked Mr NVN, “any idea what you want to do when you grow up?”

We were in the middle of a family breakfast and Mr NVN was in one of his condescending ‘development coach’ modes. This usually involved asking the children life-plan style questions and, in the process, sounding like a low-rent Tony Robbins.

To my surprise my daughter embraced this with enthusiasm, “I SO do,” she said grabbing her phone, “me and my friends were just talking about this and we wrote them down!”

“Excellent,” replied my husband, whilst me shooting a told-you-so-look, “let’s hear those milestones!”

My daughter started reading from the screen…

“Steal a boat, get a tattoo, spend a night in prison,” she paused, “I don’t get that last one but Amy says it to do with ‘Orange is the New Black'”, before finishing with, “and the biggie HAS to be to win Celebrity Love Island.”

Mr NVN’s jaw was on the table whilst my daughter beamed like she’d just won big on Prize Day before proclaiming, “beat THAT bucket list!”


Here’s the rest of what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet…

This is a strange post, a user is looking for an SW19 family who have a certain nanny to warn them about a childcare issue. We are not endorsing this request, just highlighting that it has been posted (read more).

BM asks about a “sad little funfair” on Wandsworth Common? Looks like it’s genuine and some of you love it! (read more).

Seargent Rebecca is the Youth Sergeant with Wandsworth Police and she’s posted a video for those worried about forced marriages. Thank you for taking the time to post Seargent Rebecca (read more).

Wow this post has REALLY struck a nerve. G. asked if “anyone else is annoyed at the excessive ‘settling in’ period for reception in primary school” penalising the least well off?” That will be a big fat yes then! (read more)

RP is developing a toolkit to help people returning to work after a mental health absence. If you think this describes you they’d welcome your feedback (read more). Whilst we are on the subject of new ideas, RH would love you to fill in a survey on a new business they’re considering (read more).

NC81 has a problem with a school deposit. Eaton House the Manor won’t refund it – are they compelled to, she asks? (read more).

We adore Little Voices and this summer they’re hosting THREE performing arts weeks for boys and girls aged 4 – 13 Years. And it’s still not too late to book! (read more)

Now I REALLY hope we can help with this! How does one access a leaking pipe underneath a tiled concrete floor? I feel your pain! (read more).

2009 wonders if you can suggest some bike rides with kids? Can you help her little ones with a route that won’t be BOARDMAN and will help them go Froome Froome? (see what I did there!) (read more)

We LOVE Jo Alexander garden furniture and they’re having another pop-up shop on Northcote Road. It’s on the 5th and 6th of August and definitely worth a look (read more).

VM has just started renting her home out on AirBnB in the holidays – is there an insurance firm that she should use? (read more)

A private investigator would like to recommend themselves. If you need a gumshoe then these could be your people! (read more)

The Parent and Baby Coach wonder if you can help them set up some webinars? (read more).

There are two events we simply have to mention. Firstly, our friends at Battersea Power Station want to tell you all about the Battersea Summer Scheme which keeps our young residents busy and gives them the chance to try a whole heap of activities including judo, tennis, football, dance, archery and even the trapeze! Wow! (read more). Secondly, our friends at Fruity Tunes have just posted that their holiday timetable is now online! If your little one loves live music, fun and songs then check them out!  (read more).


And onto your school and nursery posts…

CC wonders if it’s too late to register her five month old for Thomas’s Clapham? (read more). Mag. wonders if you have an opinion as to the effectiveness of Ravenstone’s SEN offering? (read more) Mag. has also replied to a post about state schools and special needs – thank you! (read more). MIL has posted some feedback onMacauley School – another thank you! (read more) We’ve also had an update onMontessori nurseries in Wimbledon – yet another thank you! (read more). Lastly, D. is a new mum and needs your help! Which school is better, she asks, Shaftesbury Park or Wix ? (read more)


We have more “Sits Vac.” than Wandsworth had rain over the weekend!

Fruity Tunes are looking for a P/T admin/marketing person (read more). A firm of architects in Hampton are looking for a marketing manager (read more). FHR need anoffice administrator – flexible hours and SW18 (read more). MM requires a freelance marketing/social media/admin assistant (read more). E. is seeking an experienced EA for a private equity firm (read more).

Finally, don’t forget it’s totally free to place your nanny/aupair wanted/offer advert here! (read more).


We have more House & Garden queries than Trump has HR issues!

Shopper is looking for help planning and budgeting a major refurb (read more).  IB is looking for a good buildings insurance provider? (read more). DG would love your loft conversion company suggestions (read more). On the same note, NP would like the same but for kitchen extension companies (read more). NN wonders if you can recommend someone to service kitchen appliances? (read more).  MLS would like to recommend a handyman (read more).  SAS wonders if you can point her in the direction of excellent fitted wardrobes for a flat (read more). LB is looking for a glazer (read more).  GP is looking for a firm to fit a kitchen (read more). NJAM wonders if you can suggest a mortgage broker? (read more)

If you want a free copy of our Design and Build Guide don’t forget to email me your address (click here)


It’s totally free to post your for sale, wanted and recycling adverts!

For Sale: Valley Festival tickets (read more).  Wanted: a CD player (read more)  For sale: Bugaboo (read more).


Phew, that’s it, have a fabby week


Annabel and the NappyValleyNet team


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