Dear NappyValleyNetter, "Cheat!" Mr NVN's attempt to introduce "educational" games into our family life was slowly falling apart. After Yahtzee (not enough dice) and word ... Read Feature
In 2015 we published and printed the very first NappyValleyNet Schools Guide.
Packed full of information on local schools, opens days and application procedures it was a huge success and (as a movie voice-over person might say) it’s now back and even bigger than ever.
So if the fifth incarnation of this invaluable edition has not landed on your doormat over the next few days, and we do ask our distributors to respect no junk mail signs, just drop me an email (click here) and I’ll pop one in the post.
We hope you find it useful and, as always, we’d love your feedback and thoughts as to how we might improve future editions.
Simply terrible news from Putney that two have been arrested following the death of a baby (read more). Our thoughts are with the poor child’s family.
Brissi on Northcote Road has closed. Staff were informed on Saturday and we understand that yesterday was their final day of trading (read more).
H. asks for opinions on allowing their young teen to commute to school with headphones on (read more). I did read somewhere that using a phone whilst crossing the road, not wearing a bicycle helmet and being in a car driven by teenagers are the biggest risk to today’s youngsters.
And another teen question from W. whose son wants to share a room with his girlfriend – the girl’s mum is happy, W., much less so (read more).
F.’s post about a homeless person in her local coffee shop has prompted some heated debate (read more).
R. is contesting three penalty charge notices following a lapsed resident’s permit – any similar experiences? (read more)
L. would like to know about children’s probiotics. Where to start? (read more)
And T. would love your recommendations for the best baby massage classes in the area (read more).
L. asks how long an application as a nanny with Ofsted can take? She thought 12 weeks but that was back in February and still no certificate (read more).
N. is looking for a professional to help with the administration of a trust fund (read more).
E. posted to ask for your paediatrician recommendations as they’re worried about their son’s development (read more).
And H. is going private for her second baby’s delivery following a traumatic experience at St George’s and wants an elective C-section. Any recommendations? (read more)
L. would like to find a local experienced private doctor (read more).
AN. asks if anyone is looking for a male au pair who loves children and sport! (read more)
W.’s German au pair has just arrived and would love to meet others (read more). Guten Tag!
And The Language Web’s English classes for au pairs start soon – another great place to meet others while brushing up on English in the process! (read more)
K. would like to find a piano teacher in SW11 for her son (read more). Ooooh here comes a budding Richard Clayderman!
And D. is looking for a clarinet teacher (read more). Oooh here comes a budding Acker Bilk!
M. would like to know of a good vet in SW11 (read more). I think I might need one too!
H. called in on her usual dog grooming place on Battersea Park Road, but it seems to have gone so she’d love other recommendations! (read more) Back comb them – dogs love it! Oh, not that sort of suggestion!
B. is looking for a baby shower venue in the SW area that won’t break the bank (read more)? Oooh I LOVE a baby shower!
The Parent Practice is running a free introductory talk soon so you can hear more about what they offer and their Positive Parenting Courses (read more).
Colourscape will be back on Clapham Common with its vibrant festival of music and light later this month (read more).
Remember, remember…tickets for the spectacular Battersea Park fireworks are on sale already – eek! (read more)
C. ate a delicious Throne Bar recently (intriguing name!) bought from Tierra Verde. The packaging said it was made in SW11 but no more details – any idea who the local makers are? (read more)
There’s a new shoe shop opening at Southside with the promise of free shoes for the first 25 customers. Fastest feet first – beware the stampede! (read more)
F. recently bought a house in France and would like to know how best to transfer cash from pounds to euros (read more)
Two new residential buildings at Embassy Gardens will be joined by an amazing sky pool! (read more)
G. would like to find a solicitor to help communicate with their freeholder (read more).
Al. is looking for a short-term rental in the Northcote Road area while building work is carried out at home (read more).
And AB wants the same for their nanny (read more)
SH wants to recommend an electrician (read more)
I *think* this is a genuine question – has anyone used a robotic vacuum cleaner? (read more)
SLD has helpfully posted links to a range of recycling facilities (read more).
Thanks! And our air conditioning thread is hotting up! (read more)
Our Design Spotlight: Rooftop Garden Design has some inspirational ideas for your rooftop, thank you Marsh & Parsons (read more).
GW Cabinetry has posted some pictures of their classic style bespoke wardrobes (read more).
AH. Is looking for a room to rent 2-3 nights a week – any ideas? (read more)
And H. would love to help their nanny find a room to rent in the Southfields area or nearby (read more).
M. is starting to think about state secondary schools and would love your thoughts on the local options – are they good? (read more)
And Wandsworth secondary schools invite you to come and take a look around before the time comes to make your choices (read more).
T. has recently arrived from India and would love your views on the Tooting schools (read more).
Al. would really appreciate your thoughts on their choice between Dulwich Prep, Newton Prep and Ecole de Battersea for their energetic son (read more).
The Independent Schools Show is back in Battersea Park in November, with 200 schools all gathered in one place right on your doorstep. Tickets are free when you book in advance (read more).
The White House Prep between Balham and Clapham has just unveiled a brand new performing arts space, The Studio (read more).
Places are still available on the Exceptional Academics 11+ and 13+ Mock exams in mid-September (read more).
Hyde Tutoring is offering a second-place half price on their 10+/11+ Saturday classes (read more).
And Mentor Education has some availability on its 11+ Mock exams in October and November (read more).
NappyValleyNet is looking for a tech-wizard Product Manager (read more).
Local accountant to help with small business returns and accounts (read more).
Treasurer for a local charity (read more).
Sales & Marketing Assistant for a photographer near Clapham Junction (read more).
Receptionist/First Aid Coordinator and Teaching Assistant, Southfields Academy (read more).
Peg Perrego Primo Viaggio car seat (read more).
Stokke changing bag/backpack (read more).
Overmantle mirror (read more).
Stokke Tripp Trapp (read more).
Annabel and NappyValleyNet Team