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Battersea Babysitters

Anyone ever used a babysitting 'agency' called Battersea Babysitters? It's clearly not a big operation but then again doesn't charge a subscription fee etc., Been let down by our babysitter so need someone quite last minute. 
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 2
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:11 am

Re: Female dogs on heat - please don't walk them on the Common!

Oh dear. People here are hugely anthropomorphising in their ‘feminist’ views of females in season being allowed the same freedom as males. The biological fact is that ‘in the wild’ an in-season female in contact with an intact male would without doubt become pregnant. It is instinct not bad behaviou...
Replies: 18
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:28 am

Re: Traffic lights Clapham Common Westside

We met our local counsellor about it (we took him to the crossing on Clapham Common Northside where my daughter was almost hit). They brought in tfl and claimed to study the problem but nothing was ever done. Now my daughter walks alone and all the lights/crossings along Clapham Common Westside and ...
Replies: 8
Mon May 21, 2018 6:41 am

Re: Mayfield Gymnastics - worth the money?!

My daughter started at The Little Gym but I moved her to Mayfield (to save a little money!!). I was disappointed. This was quite a few years ago now but the coaches seemed really unenthusiastic. One day I was sitting beside a mum who heard her daughter crying and crying in there. She asked if she co...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 8
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:36 am

Re: How can we fix the disgusting problem we have with dog poo EVERYWHERE?

Yes my own dog has ‘cleared up’ human excrement in Clapham Common only for me to have to clean it up from her during a later walk. Literally nothing more revolting. I agree that is a foul problem but there is FAR more dog crap than human/nappies. Besides, the streets are actually cleaned of that sor...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 30
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:35 am

Re: How can we fix the disgusting problem we have with dog poo EVERYWHERE?

I completely agree and I’m a dog walker!! I have been sworn at for “letting people know” that they’ve missed picking up their dog’s poo. It’s a horrendous problem and yes, I assume it’s because they know they can get away with it. How they themselves desire to walk on streets with dog poo everywhere...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 30
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:21 am

Re: Anyone given birth to a breech baby naturally?

I laboured at home until I was 6 cms dialated (as it turned out). When they checked me at the hospital, the baby was breech and no one had previously figured that out. The midwives urgently persuaded me to have a c-section. When I questioned how this could be considered so high risk (eg pretty norma...
Replies: 7
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:54 am

Re: Puppy Care

I can recommend Billi Street who has looked after our dog on several occasions. She's lovely with puppies and runs a small dog walking and day care service. She's really conscientious (I've seen her in the park in the driving rain, taking no short cuts!) and priced very reasonably. Check out her web...
Topic: Puppy Care
Replies: 7
Tue May 27, 2014 11:21 pm

Re: Dog Boarding recommendation in SW11 area please

Hi, I am an experienced "Pet Nanny" in SW11. I am a stay-at-home mum with kids in school so the dogs I care for get two walks/runs in the Common every day when I do drop off and pick up and attention all day long. We also have a pretty decent-sized garden. What kind of dog is she and what are the da...
Replies: 3
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:33 pm

Re: Battersea Latchmere Leisure Centre Swimming Pool BUG

The Latchmere is vile. My daughter caught a parasite called Crypto Spiridium traced back (by Environmental Services themselves) to the Latchmere. It is resistant to chlorine and the Latchmere has a known issue with this parasite! I have twice watched the lifeguards chase poo with a net from one side...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 73
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:57 pm

Re: Boxing for Mums

Kat's classes are amazing. I would say one of the very best things about her classes is the immense variety. It's new and different each week, which keeps it really interesting. It's one of the only ways to exercise that I've ever stuck with! And the people are all really nice too so there's a bit o...
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 6
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:25 pm

Re: Vtech v leapfrog tablets?

We bought our 4-1/2 yr old the Leapfrog Explorer (the version just before the Tablet was released) and our 3 yr old the Mobigo. From a parent's point of view, I prefer the Leapfrog. It's just a bit more polished somehow. Also the Mr Pencil game is amazing and has held her attention longer than any o...
Replies: 1
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:57 am

Re: Kids Unlimited Nursery Wandsworth: feedback and fees?

I can't help with fees but I'll just say I know a number of people whose children went and the parents subsequently took them out because they didn't like it. It was all for various reasons but when I myself toured it to potentially send my daughter just one or two days a week, I thought it was horr...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 7
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:22 pm

Re: Wallet Stolen

No, the shop doesn't have CCTV. That's what the police asked too (would have been a different outcome altogether). I'm sorry it happened to you as well. I guess it happens to a lot of us it's just still shocking unless you're at a venue where you almost expect it, you know? Like a street festival or...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:48 pm

Wallet Stolen

Just wanted to make everyone aware: I was in One Small Step on Northcote Road (Friday 7th January) and had my wallet stolen. The more disturbing fact, to me, was that it was really professionally done: I had my bag over my buggy handle when I first came in. I looked at a few of the shoes on the shel...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:07 am