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Re: Losing Sept School Deposit Rant

Presumably they have a deposit from you of around £500 and they are asking you to pay next term's fees as well? In your position I would probably feel that they were entitled to the deposit, but would want to challenge the next term's fees, which they will need to pursue you for. If they do chase yo...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 52
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:10 am

Re: this is why we send our children private

I went to a "top" public school. Sexual and physical bullying was the norm and when it was reported to staff they said it was the girls' fault and "how could we make such accusations". I was eventually raped. Friends took me to the school medical centre, so they were aware of the incident, but still...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 62
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:58 pm

Re: Whether to rent in Earlsfield, Balham or Southfields?

I used to live in Earlsfield and the thing that I loved about it was that there were lots of little parks/playgrounds with grass around them. Garratt Green, Garratt Park and King Georges' Park and a number of little playgrounds. Plus Earlsfield's One O'Clock Club if that is still going. It was good ...
Replies: 3
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:26 pm

Re: Plagiocephaly Advice & Support please!

Well done you for taking some action quickly to get his plagiocephaly treated - I know it can be difficult to get treatment, and five months is such a good time to start treatment. My little boy went into a helmet at 7 months and came out at 13 months. Of course he doesn't remember it but we show hi...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:23 am

Re: holiday pay for part time

I used to pay my nanny half pay for when we were on holiday - we had the same sort of arrangement as you i.e. one day a week, informal set up. Could you suggest this?
Replies: 3
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:09 am

Re: mothers of sons out there help me!

I agree with the posters that say you have to do something - simple groundrules about not hitting, biting etc. Children need to understand how to behave and you need to be watchful to make sure they do. Of course boys will be boys but if they are going to grow up into decent men they need to underst...
Replies: 11
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:35 am

Re: Potty Training - Help!

I wouldn't worry too much about how you do it. I've known plenty of kids potty trained by smartie bribes and a year or two on they don't need chocolate in order to do their business so I'm sure it's no drama if it works for you. Some kids are potty trained really quickly because they are ready for i...
Replies: 7
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:29 am

Re: Szechuan/Chinese takeaway - any good ones in/near Balham??

Have you tried the Good Earth? Quite expensive but I guess you will be saving petrol money on the drive ;)
Forum: Activities
Replies: 8
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:50 pm

Anyone used Elephant Removals?

Or can anyone recommend a good company? I'm getting quotes from Burke and Wills and Bushells, and will get one from Manuel Moves who someone recommended on this site, but want to get some more quotes as lots of the companies say they will probably be booked up. I've seen the Elephant lorry around in...
Replies: 3
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:47 am

Re: Ecole des Benjamins

I heard some discouraging things from a former teacher and from a parent who took their child out, but have no direct experience.
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 2
Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:02 am

Re: Vampire baby!

Twins quite often bite each other at that age, partly as they are trying to work out where the boundaries between them are - sounds wierd but I think it true. Same reason that little ones will quite often hit their mother but not anyone else. Mine never bit other children, and because they "practice...
Replies: 3
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:57 am

Re: Nursery humidifier

I use the JML fresh air globe which is not very expensive at all. I'm not sure whether it is the most effective humidifier in the world but seems to help and has some great glowing colours. You can add eucaplytus oil. It makes a little bit of noise, but the white noise can help with the sleeping.
Replies: 5
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:22 pm

Re: Looking for other Twins Mums in Clapham!

Have you tried the Wandsworth Twins Club - they have a playgroup every Tuesday. Think the website is www.wandsworthtwinsclub.co.uk.
Replies: 1
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:27 pm

Re: Chicken pox advice...

Definitely no playground until crusted over. If you really really need to go somewhere - e.g. chemists - a suggestion I heard was to put them in the buggy with the raincover on.
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 2
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:47 am

Re: how do I deal with someone elses naughty child?

I'm not surprised you are upset - that sounds awful and I would be really shocked if I were you. Do you know the mum well enough to mention it to her? If one of mine came back from a playdate and said that the mum had smacked him I might be a bit freaked out. But if the mother had mentioned casually...
Replies: 4
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:43 am