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Re: Nut Free Schools Balham

I would have also thought that the vast majority of the schools would be nut free now.
Alderbrook is; but definitely visit all the schools you are considering and ask about their policies, what training staff receive on dealing with children with allergies, etc.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 8
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:45 pm

Re: Book swap at Tooting Broadway station

Great idea!
There is also one in the waiting room on Platform 9 at Clapham Junction (maybe also on other platforms?). 
Forum: Local News
Replies: 1
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:23 pm

Re: Primary school - Should we aim for Ravenstone, Belleville Wix or Henry Cavendish? Moving house

A thumbs up for Alderbrook from me, as a very happy parent. My children have been nurtured and encouraged, and have grown up so much socially and academically. They have fun learning and are always reporting enthusiastically something they have learned, but on the other hand I am impressed at how, ...
Replies: 4
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:57 pm

Re: Any recommendation for a swimming camp in summer please ?

It depends what you mean by intensive - several hours of lesson every day, or just "a" lesson every day? The Better Leisure centres in Lambeth (Clapham Manor, Brixton, Streatham) do intensive courses at most levels. They involve half an hour every day for a week. It doesn't look much, but they don't...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 3
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:36 pm

Re: Baby Sitting Agencies - any feedback

We have (almost) always had good luck with LikeMinders, which we used quite intensively years ago, and only once recently. The "almost" refers to a couple of occasions in the past where the nanny didn't seem particularly engaged with the children, but I had no concerns for their safety, so as it was...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 6
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:53 pm

Re: Recycling duvets mattresses and pillows

We gave an old but serviceable duvet to Ace of Clubs for their centre. Maybe give them a ring. 
Replies: 4
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:36 pm

Re: Henry Cavendish & Rutherford House schools

The ethos and educational expectation of the pupils progress and learning is similar to a private school.  I find this comment quite frankly offensive; our local area is full of amazing maintained schools where pupils' progress and learning attitude are excellent, expectations are high and staff ar...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 21
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:19 pm

Re: Nanny wants maternity pay

Hi, If she got pregnant after she started employment with your daughter she is indeed entitled to maternity pay, although not at the rate you mention. This article is pretty comprehensive: https://www.payefornannies.co.uk/statutory-maternity-pay-nannies/ The key thing is that your daughter will be a...
Replies: 10
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:59 pm

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

Data from the Ofsted Compare schools tool: % of pupils eligible for free school meals in the past 6 years at HW and neighbouring school:

Honeywell Infant 4.4
Honeywell Junior 12.3
Belleville 9.4
Wix 25.6
Alderbrook 29.8
High View 49

National: 24.6
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 56
Tue May 01, 2018 1:42 pm

Re: Charities who may want bed linen?

I gave a duvet to Ace of Clubs, who run a homeless centre, so you may wish to ask them. They are based close to Clapham Common tube.
Replies: 1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:16 pm

Re: Clapham South/Balham v Clapham Common

Alderbrook is a great school. There is a nice community feel, it is small enough for all teachers to know all children (not only those they teach!), and children are always challenged but without pressure or stress. Children are taught in small groups. To be honest, I cannot think what else I would ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 4
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:28 pm

Re: Travelling from Gatwick with micro scooter

Never tried having a scooter around the airport, but we used (and are still using) the Trunki cases. Children can drive themselves around, or you can pull them, and it's their hand luggage to put their own stuff into, which they love. Might that be an option?
Forum: Travel
Replies: 6
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:56 am

Re: Cycle lesson for 10 y old?

If you are a Lambeth resident (or go to school there) there are free courses for all levels offered by Cycle Confident: https://www.cycleconfident.com/sponsors/lambeth/ Wandsworth also has a similar scheme: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200123/cycling/351/cycle_training_and_skills (don't be misl...
Replies: 7
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:59 am

Re: Rum & Raisin Chocolate - Yum or Yuk??? - A Willie Wonker Appeal for Opinions!

If I decided to treat myself to a £5 chocolate bar I would definitely consider it! However, for a peckish after dinner I am more than happy with a good Green & Black, its range of flavour and its prices ;) However, check out the Ritter Sport range: certainly not the same quality, but for about 1 qui...
Replies: 8
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:33 am

Re: Primary state schools Balham

Alderbrook parent here! I cannot fault the school, to be honest. So far we have been really impressed with the teachers; they give the children very solid foundations, and friends who moved out of the area and had to move their children from Alderbrook to other schools invariably said that they were...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:32 pm