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Re: Newton prep vs Thomas’s

I know little of Thomas's but we are very happy at NP. Only in our second year but many lovely parents and it certainly doesn't feel too pushy yet. Might be worth considering what kind of school you want to be part of? NP seems a fair bit less traditional, venue is somewhat urban and grungy, uniform...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 4
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:46 pm

Re: Please help me decide

I personally find community more important than a bigger house and garden (good storage is important though!) I've been happier and felt more organised in a smaller flat. I also notice that the older my kids get, the less time we spend at home in the house anyway - we are always out, at activities, ...
Replies: 6
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:45 pm

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

try Koru kids - it has worked well for us for pickup and 3 hours each evening
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 1
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:36 pm

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

Hi Looking for advice from parents/those who know more about how difficult it is to gain a place at each - I'm new to this!  We need to move house and want to base the decision as to where on catchment areas for the best state primary. If we aren't tied to any specific area (but want to stay in Clap...
Replies: 4
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:38 pm

Re: Looking for afterschool nanny 5 days a week

we found our after school nanny through Koru Kids. definitely worth a look And they don't charge more for additional children, so if your child has a school friend who also needs care who can do a playdate or two each week, that helps to bring the cost down (we have one day each week where we share ...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 2
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:02 pm

Re: Clapham Common playground - a disgrace

i use it a lot, it's just not that bad.
I live in Lambeth and would rather they spent the money on cleaning up the streets/litter collection
Replies: 16
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:50 pm

Re: Looking for a new au pair to join us from May/June

Someone just posted saying they are trying to find a home for their au pair in Clapham - try this - 

Replies: 1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:46 pm

Hall for kids party? Recommendations please

We are looking for somewhere to hold a party for 20ish children. Clapham, Battersea or nearby (can be flexible about location) It will be a Sunday in June - and many of the church halls don't hire space on a Sunday. Please let me know if you have any recommendations - we are doing our research but n...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 3
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:45 pm

Re: Newton Prep school reception 2019

my child is in nursery now, starting reception in Sept - and we have found them really nurturing and warm. I don't know how it will go in reception but I'd be surprised if they dropped all the warmth overnight. It does feel somewhat 'ambitious' but not overtly so. And I suspect we won't know until t...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 2
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:56 pm

Re: Where to travel alone with 3yr old on holiday

I am a single mother and just took my three year old to Lisbon last week (for 5 nights) - it was great! it's an easy flight, things are relatively cheap and there are Ubers available all the time (useful as it's hilly and the kid got tired) Ubers also all seemed to carry booster seats in the trunk! ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:19 pm

Re: Temporary nanny available 28/3 - 23/4

Hi Martina

I might need some childcare help for w/c 1st April for my little boy (whilst nursery is closed) He's three and would probably like an environment with a few children around to play with. 
If you are experienced and have references we might be keen :-)

Clapham North/Old Town
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 2
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:14 pm


i have one child in nursery, starting reception in Sept. We don't know yet about the school but nursery has been a big success so far - nice parents, nice atmosphere.
Can't advise on travel though
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:44 pm

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

Try Koru kids - specialise in after school nannies

They aren't housekeepers, but you could speak to them and check what other duties you would like them to take on? we love our after school girl through them
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 3
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:38 pm

Clapham recommendations for Easter school holiday care? (3 year old)

Does anyone have any good tips for helping cover nursery/school holidays with three year old? Perhaps a local childminder they are willing to share on a short term basis for a week or two? Obviously we will take as much time off work as possible, but we have over three weeks to cover so I'd love som...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 0
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:20 pm

Re: Afterschool nanny - cost per hour?

we have an after school nanny 3 days/week through Koru Kids. She collects him from school, walks him home, plays, feeds him supper and I get home 3 hours later 9 hours/ minimum through Koru Kids, term time only. £13/hour but they take all tax, NI, holiday pay out of that, so it works out pretty reas...
Replies: 4
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:00 pm