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Re: Autism assessment

I have a 9 year old with ASD.  I would suggest you ask to speak to the school SENCO.  Hopefully they'd be able to speak to you over the phone or email and explain what the school would propose to do next. You could also: (1) go to the GP and ask for a referral on the NHS.  The school may also be abl...
Replies: 7
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:17 am

Re: Schools

Of course every child has its own experience Of a school and I know children who have left practically every school in the area for various reasons. State schools in particular face enormous financial pressure. Many have managed this by joining academy trusts. Just to correct Bettyboop above - Belle...
Topic: Schools
Replies: 21
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:31 pm

Re: Schools

Schools follow the national curriculum so there are set things each year group should be learning. State schools will not prepare children for private school entrance exams so many parents pay for tutors if that is the end game (as do many parents of kids in private schools as well). Many kids from ...
Topic: Schools
Replies: 21
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:20 pm

Re: Schools

Belleville is an excellent school.  They have plenty of active boys! In terms of attention needed, we've never had a problem - the teachers have always been very on the ball with the kids needs (and I have a kid who really does need attention). You'd be surprised how well kids can do in class, kids ...
Topic: Schools
Replies: 21
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:54 pm

Re: ADD/ADHD - diagnosis recommendation

We were also recommended Dr Giaroli and partners and have an appointment to see them next month.  We are also pursuing the NHS/CAHMS route but we have been told the waiting list is now approx 12 months.
Replies: 9
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:36 am

Re: Noise complaints. Can’t afford to move yet!

I agree with everything Abbeville Mummy has said. I have an autistic child.  I hope your neighbours can be understanding if you explain - I find that people do tend to be nicer if they know, sometimes it just won't be obvious to them (although some people are just plain awful). I really hope you've ...
Replies: 5
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:39 am

Re: Has anyone had to tell their husband that they smell?!

Have to admit I can’t see the problem as I am working in my gym kit having worked out this morning and no shower... because I had to get to work quickly. Although I will def take a shower before bed!
Replies: 19
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:40 pm

Re: Experience of good areas to move to in Surrey/Hampshire and prep schools nearby?

SouthLondonDaddy has just made me laugh out loud! He is so right that everyone goes on about how amazing it is where they live.... People always look pityingly at us living in town and we look pityingly at those that have moved! My husband and I grew up in the countryside - we are never ever going t...
Replies: 20
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:08 pm

Re: Trick or Treating??

I am actually quite shocked by the previous poster! It is bedlam round here on Halloween - how can you think it is safe to carry on as normal?! It’s not the small kids Put the sweets in sandwich bags - we get so many callers that just isn’t practical. I have seen one suggestion which is for parents ...
Replies: 18
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:56 am

Re: 5G Rubbish

I have to admit I laughed at the Daily Mail being quoted as a reputable information source.
Please reference some appropriate peer reviewed evidence rather than scaremongering quotes from wackos.
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: 5G Rubbish
Replies: 8
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:19 pm

Re: School advice needed please

It’ll be on the Lambeth council website if you’re in Clapham. Look for something like in year admissions. I suspect that transfers may be suspended for the moment while the schools are out but may be worth you looking anyway and into the process. The site is unlikely to tell you where there is space...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 14
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:27 am

Re: Husband not helping with kids despite working from home

Its hard to know without knowing the details. He's working from home not there to help you out. Just because he's at home doesn't mean he isn't working long hours and who knows whether his job is even more stressful at the moment.  If he's normally working 7-7 then he hasn't got any more time for th...
Replies: 13
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:19 pm

Re: Family resort holiday Italy

We went to the Neilson Italian resort last year. We had the same doubts as you but as we only went for a week decided it wouldn’t matter. You can walk from the resort to a couple of restaurants (one you need to book, the other just a beach bar) along the beach but in terms of a town you would need t...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 3
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:38 pm


Ofsted registered nanny (they can sign up to your scheme as long as Ofsted registered).
Holiday camps often take vouchers eg young stars camps definitely do. School after school care usually as well.
Forum: Activities
Replies: 1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:05 pm

Re: Live-out Nanny Add-ons

Pension costs. We've always agreed a net rate per hour and then worked out the gross rate and specified that in the contract and then the payroll company works out the monthly net cost. The tax/NI bill comes quarterly so is usually an unpleasant shock! We pay for transport when on the job (eg taking...
Replies: 1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:54 pm