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Re: school holiday activity clubs?

Activ Camps seems to be open (disclaimer: I just checked the website, didn't enquiry with them), has early drop-off/late pick-up options and lots of venues.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 11
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:00 pm

Re: How is your (state) primary doing home learning?

At our school, children are set daily work on Google classroom. Daily work may include a variety of subjects: Maths, Reading, Writing, Art.. Most include an "extension" task. They get prompt feedback on their submissions, and teachers reply very quickly to any queries. They recently started posting ...
Replies: 8
Tue May 12, 2020 11:18 am

Re: Free online Shaun the Sheep educational resource

It looks great and we are big Shaun the Sheep fans. Could you please send a link?
Thanks!
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:11 am

teddy found!

This lovely chap is waiting for its owner outside 133 Cavendish Road.
Hope they will be reunited before long!

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Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 0
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:43 am

Re: Do children 5-10 travel free on South Western and Southern Rail London routes? (5-10 zip Oyster photocards)

I have always worked by the assumption that they do need the Zip Oyster but never checked with the companies. That said, they tend to turn a blind eye and I have seen children travelling without and not being challenged. The reason why you can't add the Zip Oyster when booking online is the same why...
Replies: 9
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:23 am

Re: Alderbrook vs Ravenstone

I have no experience of Ravenstone, but I don't agree with Ioana's view regarding Alderbrook's lack of academic rigour; having read Jo's post on Ravenstone it actually looks like the two schools are very similar in the way they nurture and challenge all children. I have a scientific background, and ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 7
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:07 pm

Re: GP practice in Clapham South

We have been happy with Clapham Park Group Practice, although we have been lucky enough not to need them for 2-3 years now  😅 When I was pregnant they recommended St Thomas' as they did shared care with the practice and I had most of my visits (slightly complex situation that required closer monitor...
Replies: 4
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:50 pm

Re: Running shoe ?

Second that - go to a shop where your gait will be assessed by expert runners, as there is more to it than just shock absorbing.  If you want to avoid big chains, I have been going for a few years to Run and Become near Victoria. No fancy gait analysis machine, but will they take as much time as nee...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 4
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:09 am

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