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Re: How do you choose a hospital?

I had a horrendous experience at C&W with my first. I was also slightly put off St Georges even though it is my nearest hospital. I gave birth to my second son at St Thomas's in the private wing (due to insurance policy which covered placenta previa which meant c section was only way to go). My expe...
Replies: 24
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:44 pm

Re: Blue Team Gardens

Thanks v much mum2monkey.
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Sun May 14, 2017 9:45 pm

Re: Blue Team Gardens

Hi there
I have also just had a very competitive quote from Blue team for laying artificial turf and I am keen to use them. Could I ask the name of the project manager/lead gardener for those of you who have posted positive reviews re artificial lawns? Many thanks.
Replies: 18
Sun May 14, 2017 9:29 pm

Re: Nursery recommendations please

Sorry just realised you mention Earlsfield/W Common so Balham may be too far.
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 11
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:30 pm

Re: Nursery recommendations please

The Montessori school on Chestnut Grove is fantastic - my boys spent a total of 5 years there and I couldn't fault it.
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 11
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:29 pm

Re: Help London flat too BIG!!

You have had lots of helpful and sensible comments already - don't loose heart - your flat will sell!! As others have said the "negatives" - bedroom in basement/staircase to bedroom off corner of living room/garden off bedroom will put some buyers off and probably more buyers than would be the case ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 25
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:50 pm

Re: Anyone else feels bad?

If anyone ever needed convincing of the need to help this video "Remember Aleppo" from AJ TV is very impactful and heart breaking beyond belief. I sobbed watching the prem babies being pulled out of their incubators. Unfortunately it is so hard to know what can be meaningfully done but there are lot...
Replies: 33
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:11 pm

Re: Thomas's Clapham, Streatham and Clapham Prep offers

Hi there - I am a current Thomas's Clapham parent with 2 children at the school. Our experience of the school has been very positive and my kids LOVE it - they skip into school each day and come home happy and full of what they have done during the day. I have found almost all the teachers to be war...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 126
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:32 pm

Re: Finton v Broomwood

I wouldn't underestimate the convenience of being able to walk to school in 5 minutes - would you really be walking (30 minutes) to broomwood when it is wet/dark/cold etc. You don't say if you have any other children or are planning on.. (boys) - boys can only stay at Broomwood until year 3 - having...
Replies: 6
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:14 am

Re: Husband won't help my sister with school fees

I have a huge amount of sympathy with the OP and her sister. As the OP said in her original post the desire to keep the children in their school is to provide some continuity for them at an extremely difficult time - this is not about about state v private - it just so happens they are in a private ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 52
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:53 pm

Re: Sharing toiletries!

I agree with the previous poster that bathroom essentials would fall into category of normal family groceries so on basis that au pairs are supposed to be treated as one of the family for subsistence purposes it does not seem unreasonable to buy these for her. As has already been said - their "salar...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 14
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:27 pm

Re: The Richards family - Looking to share our nanny, between the commons, 3-4 days pw

Hi there Greta I am a local mum and I am looking to find a family to share our wonderful nanny with. We have done two very successful shares with babies and our nanny is extremely experienced with very young children (she is a qualified midwife). I have two children who will both be at school for mo...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 5
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:19 pm

Family to share our wonderful nanny with - Wandsworth Common

Hi there, we are looking for a family to share our wonderful nanny with from September. Our nanny is very warm and caring and is also a qualified midwife. She has worked with us for 7.5 years and during that time we have done two very successful shares both of whom are very happy to provide referenc...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 0
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:23 pm

Re: Marmalade Caterpillar V Balham Montessori

Both my children attended the Montessori in Balham (my younger son is about to leave at the end of this term :| ). My older son started at the nursery in 2010 and I cannot say I have had one bad experience in the last 6 years! It is an absolutely wonderful nursery - the staff are amazing and they ha...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 4
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:03 pm

Re: How much for the teacher's end of year gift?

We do £10 for teacher and £5 for TA.
Replies: 8
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:01 pm