Positive Parenting Course in The City, First Aid for Teenagers and a school Open Days round-up: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 18th January 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

Take me to La La Land.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve probably heard the opening scene is fabulous, uplifting, big grin-inducing and oh so colourful.  The perfect antidote to a damp-around-the-edges London.  A bit like life around here really; never mind the chilly wet stuff that falls from the skies occasionally, behind closed doors and even in the great outdoors you’ll find all sorts of spirit-lifting goings-on.  Find out where they are on our ever-growing calendar. (click here)

House hunting this January?  Start with our property section where we have homes for sale and to rent in the neighbourhood.  Search under postcode, search under primary schools.  We’ll help you find a new front door within the catchment of the school you have mind. …click here for more details


Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week



For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom house just a short walk from Northcote Road and Clapham Junction station, very recently decorated throughout and presented in excellent condition with a large kitchen and smart bathroom with rain shower and separate bath. …click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom house set ‘Between the Commons’, wider than average and stretching to over 2500 sqft, extended into both the loft and side return with sliding doors opening onto a west-facing patio garden.  …click here for more details

For rent with Portico is a 4-bedroom period house just off Northcote Road and moments from the shops, restaurants and schools, with an extended eat-in kitchen opening onto a spacious lawned garden. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom family house in the sought after Nightingale Triangle, recently refurbished with a large kitchen opening onto a private landscaped garden, as well as a utility room and large basement area. …click here for more details


Parenting in all its forms…

The Parent Practice is running a 5-week Positive Parenting Course starting next week in the City.  Perfect to fit in after work before heading home to put it into practice! …click here for more details

Nurturing Mums’ next 5-week postnatal course gets underway in Earlsfield next week. Great advice and top tips on sleep, first aid and weaning and the chance to meet other mums with babies of the same age.  …click here for more details

Who better to get to grips with First Aid than teenagers?  First Aid for Life is holding another of their Saturday sessions on First Aid for Teenagers to teach children how to help in an emergency.  Start them young and the message will stay with them as they grow-up. …click here for more details

Woken in the mood for sushi and some grown-up girl time?  Seize the day and grab the last tickets for Sushi at Skylark.  With botanical-inspired cocktails, mini-massages, manicures, pre-loved designer clothes and a goodie bag thanks to All about the girl, it’ll be a fab Thursday night. …click here for more details

Here’s one for the men.  There’s a Parenting Workshop next week on How to be a Better Dad, presented by a man with a great deal of experience in and understanding of the male approach to parenting. …click here for more details

The words postnatal, Pilates and free tend to go down well around here.  There’s a new Postnatal Pilates class on Battersea Rise where you get to bring your baby, strengthen your core and reconnect with that pelvic floor! …click here for more details


Fun for the little ones (and you!)

Turn them into water babies at Puddle Ducks in Tooting, with swimming lessons for you and yours most days of the week in a newly refurbished pool.  Take the plunge! …click here for more details

The footbridge may be closed, but Skylark is as wide open and welcoming as ever!  Their fabulous weekly offerings continue this year including creative Little Larks on Wednesdays (click here) and the Friday Teatime Disco to get you in the mood for the weekend. …click here for more details

Bach to Baby is back at St Luke’s tomorrow with Rhythms and Flowers and the Latin guitar – an ode to flowers, the heartbeat and love.  Just the thing for a chilly January day – let the romance sweep you away! …click here for more details

Read! Make! Play! is a drama, craft and storytelling workshop for children at The Bright Emporium on St John’s Hill on Sunday morning.  Let those imaginative young minds run wild… …click here for more details

Little Crafters is a regular group for children to get creative each week on Lavender Hill, with time for play, songs, a story and a healthy snack.  Tea and coffee for the grown-ups too, and a free trial class on offer! …click here for more details


School Open Days

No doubt your 2017 is filling up; here are some school open days to bring to your attention:

Ardingly College Prep School …click here for more details

Ardingly College Senior School & Sixth Form …click here for more details

Emanuel School Open Afternoon …click here for more details

Oakwood School and Nursery …click here for more details

Oliver House School …click here for more details

Parkgate House School …click here for more details

Streatham & Clapham High School …click here for more details

Streatham & Clapham Prep School …click here for more details

The Laurels School …click here for more details

The Roche School …click here for more details

The White House Preparatory School & Woodentops Nursery …click here for more details

Wandsworth Preparatory School …click here for more details


Half term? Already? It’ll be here before you know it…

Little Voices’ Mary Poppins Half Term Camp in Putney will have them floating away with umbrellas and tap dancing their way around the stage.  Just a spoonful of drama camp helps the half term go with a swing..! …click here for more details

Immerse them in all things French over in Fulham at the Et Patati Patata French Day Camp for 3 to 10 year olds.  Learn French without leaving London with a native French-speaking teacher and all sorts of fun and games. Mais oui! …click here for more details

Mad Science Half Term Club is on every day to spark the imagination and curiosity of children while they get to grips with fun, educational and hands-on activities.  Calling all mini-Einsteins! …click here for more details

Have fun with music, instruments, singing and design at a Musical Theatre Workshop: Stomp!  Crash, bang, wallop. Sounds like a whole lot of fun for children aged 5 to 11. …click here for more details

Julian Cousins is running his SW Sports Camps this half term. They’re up on Clapham Common by the tennis courts and include tennis, football, cricket, rugby, hockey, rounders and plenty of running around in the fresh air! …click here for more details

The Happy Potter is back with half term workshops for those aged 6 and over based at Streatham & Clapham High School.  Get creative with clay and they’ll bring home their own work to keep for posterity. …click here for more details


That’s it.  Have fun and keep this link close at hand. Ideas at your fingertips. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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