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Re: Toodler activities in / around Heaver

Balham Community Centre playgroup on Tuesday. A playgroup called Little Lambs at St Mary's Church - Wednesdays if I remember correctly. If you feel like going further afield, The Weir Link and Maytree Centre have a range of activities (including free cookery classes!). Not sure if the One O'Clock Cl...
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Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:55 am

Re: Nanny is pregnant...

Oh dear, I feel for you... I have been there, with a nanny who had just started with us. Problem was, even before she got pregnant she was always ill, and in a few months she built up a number of days on sick leave that it would take me 4-5 years to reach! Like you said, however supportive you are, ...
Replies: 3
Sun May 31, 2015 12:39 am

Re: Colicky newborn - any advice?

Hi, I feel for you! With us Infacol had worked, but the health visitor had warned me not to expect an overnight change, but more around a week-or-so timescale. Anyway, I would also wait another bit before thinking of treatment. Do you have a sensible health visitor to seek advice from? We used to go...
Replies: 21
Thu May 21, 2015 4:15 pm

Re: Beware your car...

Hi kgarner,

Try this:

If this is not your area, there is a list of contacts for similar teams.
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Wed May 20, 2015 9:59 pm

Re: Garden rubbish bags taken

I have! Only once fortunately, but I found it really annoying that somebody would bother climbing over our (low) garden wall just to pinch a garden waste bag!
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Fri May 15, 2015 6:28 pm

Re: Recommendations for cabinet makers

This guy made bookcases and a wardrobe for us: We used him around 5 years ago, so I have no idea what he might ask for now, but he gave us a competitive quote. He suggested the solutions that would work best, did the work when promised and to a very high standard, and lef...
Replies: 5
Tue May 12, 2015 11:13 am

Re: Starting Alderbrook in September?

coming from nursery we have enthusiastically accepted Reception - it's a great, nurturing place.
Please feel free to PM me or ask specific questions.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 3
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:22 am

Re: How to hide my baby bump at work?!

It depends - I work in a mostly male environment and some colleagues wouldn't probably have realised at the end of my pregnancy if I had not told them :lol: Ok, seriously - I cannot think of anything better than a scarf either; moving to soft lines if until now you have been a pencil skirt kind of p...
Replies: 11
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:09 pm

Re: Did you get your first choice primary?

I back Pud1's reply. That's what our area is like. If you read the rest of the Ofsted report, it's actually very complimentary of the pupils' behaviour and achievement as well as of the leadership. The Data dashboard also shows encouraging results. If an Ofsted report isn't quite the whole picture, ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 89
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:38 pm

Re: Postnatal midwife care

Hi Lazello, Exciting indeed! Where are you giving birth? I couldn't fault the care I received from the St Thomas' team - midwife I think at least three times after we got home, then when they discharged us the health visitor came once and then we visited her weekly at the clinic (and the team was av...
Replies: 15
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:17 am

Re: Good jogging routes?

whereabouts do you live? if you live near Wandsworth Common you may run around it by whichever route you prefer and then cross over to Tooting Common? I do it the other way around, running around TC, then up Bedford Hill, into Ritherdon Road (downhill!), Balham High Road, Balham Park Road, Wandswort...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 3
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:48 pm

Re: Clapham manor primary school

Hello Keri, I would say that gut feelings should be the first thing you should trust! Anyway, I would suggest visiting other schools just to have some terms of comparison if you don't have children at school already. You may check the data dashboard on the Ofsted website to check the school performa...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:19 pm

Re: Clapham manor primary school

Sorry, can't help! I would have liked to visit it and to consider it as an (unrealistic given the distance) option for Reception, but when I asked if there was any chance I could visit at any other time except their "institutional" Monday as Monday was the only day I could not take off work last Aut...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:00 pm

Re: Breastfeeding

Depending on where you live, you are very likely to have access to some of the breastfeeding cafes organised by the hospital - St Thomas' has a very efficient network and I am sure the other SW hospitals do. Breastfeeding didn't work out with me in the end, but when I was still trying the lovely mid...
Replies: 15
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:25 pm

Re: Passport Photos

Alternatively, your camera and the child sitting against a white wall, plus less than 1£ for printing a set of 4 in passport photo format at Boots! When mine were babies it took ages to get them looking straight, mouth shut, head straight, etc, but for the 3years passport it was much easier, so it s...
Forum: Travel
Replies: 4
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:39 pm