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Re: Thinking of Going Back To Work - Or Starting Up on Your Own

I should add to this, just in case you are sceptical, I approached Orla to help me with this and it is not a salesy/gimmicky initiative. After 6 years as a confirmed stay-at-home mum, I returned to work in January. I have gone back to a 4-day a week job at Accenture, being paid proper money... and s...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:30 pm

Re: After school nanny wanted - starting Jan 2018

Yes, I would be happy to discuss arrangements to accommodate your own child.
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:16 am

After school nanny wanted - starting Jan 2018

Hi, I am looking for an after school nanny, 3pm-7pm Tues to Fri, and full days in the school holidays. Open to discussion on tweaking this. To collect 2 girls from school, aged 6 and 8. Both well-behaved and self-sufficient. We live in Balham, very close to Waitrose. Looking for someone who is: 1. A...
Replies: 2
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:21 pm

Re: Looking for packaging / sawdust for a lucky dip

Many thanks, off to the joiners today with a bin bag!
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Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:21 am

Looking for packaging / sawdust for a lucky dip

Does anyone have loads of left over packaging foam or sawdust or something similar that we could use for a school lucky dip? Seems a shame to buy something that we then have to store or will throw away.

Thanks
Replies: 1
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:53 pm

Looking for packaging / sawdust for a lucky dip

Does anyone have loads of left over packaging foam or sawdust or something similar that we could use for a school lucky dip? Seems a shame to buy something that we then have to store or will throw away.

Thanks
Replies: 3
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:53 pm

Re: Alderbrook class size

Petal, I am also surprised because all the tours I have helped with over the last 2 years have started in the main school before going across to the Early Years at the end. I will pass on your comments, I am sorry that you weren't able to see everything.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 11
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:04 pm

Re: Alderbrook class size

Hi, I have two children at Alderbrook, one in Year 2 and one in Reception. My eldest is in a class of 23 children (it was about the same size in Reception) and over 10 of them probably speak a mixture of another language and English at home. Be careful of the stats - they are based on the answer to ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 11
Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:55 pm

Re: Loaf vs. Sofa.com?

Another thumbs up for Sofa.com from us but frustrating that they don't do re-covering because ours is pretty grubby now and it is cheaper to replace the sofa entirely, seems crazy.
Replies: 10
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:52 pm

Re: Painted Furniture

I have a few items that I have never got round to doing myself. Please can I have your number to arrange a quote?

Private message me, if that works.

Thanks
Replies: 1
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:27 pm

Re: wall charts/history timelines for kids

I tried looking for something and convinced myself that I should design something because there is a gap in the market - never got round to that! I am sorry to say that I never found anything, but I think it would be really cool to make one, picking out events in history that matter to you.
Replies: 2
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:52 pm

Re: Alderbrook vs Ravenstone

I don't think much of the OFSTED report, when I read them I thought they lacked structure/regulation/a standardised approach. Just to clarify, I don't think much of OFSTED reporting in general, don't rate it as being an accurate view of a school and felt that Ravenstone was given an unfairly hard t...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 4
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:11 pm

Re: Alderbrook vs Ravenstone

Hi, My daughter is in Year 1 at Alderbrook and my second daughter is due to start there in Reception in December. I was torn between Ravenstone and Alderbrook but when I looked round both, I was more impressed with Alderbrook (also I live a bit further away from Ravenstone). I have been very happy w...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 4
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

Re: Carpet advice please!

Avoid Marc Charles in South Wimbledon. I have struggled with various carpet shops and I have tried buying carpet online and having it fitted by an independent fitter. That was a nightmare, storing a roll 5m long was not easy! I was impressed by Carpetman when they quoted and I wish I had used them. ...
Replies: 5
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:22 pm

Are you getting rid of a carpet?

We are looking for a 3.5m x 3.5m piece of carpet to put down for a party. Don't mind what colour or how many stains and we can cut down a larger piece. Happy to collect. The only thing is that we need it to be thick enough so that a glass of red wine does not manage to sink through to my impractical...
Replies: 0
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:04 pm