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Re: School advice needed please

Dear Worriedworm. I can totally understand your dilemma and do have first hand experience of moving children mid year with state schools. The advice to date is right in terms of contacting local authorities although I expect that communication will be slow - I did it a different way and it worked fo...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 14
Mon May 04, 2020 8:30 am

Re: Choosing between schools

I would Echo what others have said in terms of understanding first your son and what he likes most - is he happy to travel or does he prefer to be local. Is he sporty, musical, general etc. What sports does he like. I have friends with children at all schools (some who have also gone onto University...
Replies: 6
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:04 am

Re: Child Osteopath - looking for recommendations

Hi - I have used Emily at Back on Track clinic at Wimbledon park - she is amazing. Used to work at a kids clinic in Harley Street before operating from her own practise - with Kieran who is also great. I saw her with my son who was born with very bad cranial moulding and she was fabulous.  I have al...
Replies: 5
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:43 am

Balham Family looking for after school care 2-3 days per week (must include TUESDAY)

Hi - we are looking for after-school care 2-3 days a week. Must include Tuesday but can be flexible on the other 1-2 days. We live between Balham and Tooting Bec and school is a 5 minute walk away. We have 3 children - 2 are at secondary school - so pick up is only needed for our 8 year old. Please ...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 1
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:08 pm

Re: Mid-life Crisis

Hi, I just wanted to send out a response to your post - think it's great that you are offering help and hope that you and your husband are in a great place now. I am sure you have lots of advice based on your experience but wanted to add one in case anyone else is in this position and reading the th...
Replies: 4
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:38 am

Re: We are looking for an after school nanny/housekeeper 2-3 days a week SW17- starting end Feb

Thanks Ramaboo - I tried them but they couldn't send me anyone (and that was just nanny, no housekeeping) - and friends have had similar experiences. Glad it's worked out for you as the idea is great. I might give them another go!
 
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 3
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:58 pm

Re: Henry Cavendish & Rutherford House schools

Just in case anyone is still looking for information - I had 2 children who went through Ravenstone Primary - one only left in July - and I believe it has served them well. They are both well rounded, confident and caring individuals who are thriving at their secondary schools. Due to the "blip" wit...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 21
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:36 pm

After School Nanny wanted 2 or 3 days, Balham/Tooting Bec

We are looking for an after school nanny for our 3 children (7, 11 and 13) starting end Feb on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and an option for Friday too. Approx Hours 3.00 - 6.30pm. Must have previous experience with children. We live just off Ritherdon Road and school 5 mins walk away. Extra hours avail...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 0
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:13 am

We are looking for an after school nanny/housekeeper 2-3 days a week SW17- starting end Feb

We live SW17 between Balham and Tooting Bec land are looking for a kind and reliable housekeeper/afterschool nanny 2-3 days per week (we can be flexible depending on your availability). Duties to include washing, ironing, preparing healthy meals for the family and being caring and supportive for the...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:19 am

Re: Blackout curtains

I've used Kirsty Kissell who has posted a reply herself above and found her quality to be excellent so would highly recommend.
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Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:58 am

Re: Recycling duvets mattresses and pillows

Most of the charity shops won't take them but I have listed mine on the "freebies" section of Gumtree and they have always gone. Someone very grateful will probably pick them up from you. Likewise on mattresses if they are in clean condition. I've successfully got rid of mine that way to people in n...
Replies: 4
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:55 am

START SEPT - Housekeeper/nanny - Thurs/Fri 2-7pm - Balham

We are a friendly Balham family with 3 children 6, 11 & 13 needing a live-out housekeeper/nanny from September on Thursday & Friday. We have a cleaner so duties are mainly around washing, ironing, tidying and cooking. The youngest will need collecting from school (5 minute walk from our house) at 4....
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:41 am

Re: Women in Business Tuesday 12th June 10am

Sounds interesting - what time do you meet?
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 4
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:16 pm

Re: private childrens swimming lessons

I've tried many of the swim schools over the years with my 3 kids - with varying quality and output.
My favourite is Swimway - and they do crash courses over the summer which are good - but it is expensive.
Cindy's swim school is also quite good but for us not as good as Swimway.
Replies: 3
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:25 am

Re: A baby at 40

This is always going to end up being a personal decision. I, like you, always wanted a third baby but my husband was less keen as we already had 2 healthy ones. I also worked full time adding further stress. We did in the end go for it and I had a beautiful baby boy when I was 43. Shall I address th...
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:16 am