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Re: Calling all Mums with Italian connections!

There used to be an Italian playgroup called Pinocchio at the Maytree Centre in Clapham Park.
Not sure if it is still running, but it could be worth checking it out the Weir Link/Maytree activity programme!
Replies: 7
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:37 am

Re: How to get a bank account for au pair?

Hello, when our old nanny (also EU, non-UK citizen) needed to open a bank account she hadn't received her NI number yet. I went with her to the local branch of our bank and they opened an account for her very quickly; I don't think they even wanted to see her contract! so you may wish to ask your ba...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 6
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:06 pm

Re: Alderbrook nursery

I was in the same position a year ago and I indeed rang the school office for clarifications! Anyway, going by last year's rules - yes, the cardigan should be the one with the school logo. On the other hand, the only polo that needs to be with a logo is the PE one; for the "standard" uniform most ch...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 2
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:45 pm

Re: What is ParkRun?

Does anyone have any news on Parkrun on Tooting Common? I couldn't find any updates!
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:06 am

Re: Anyone know if the paddling pool at Clapham Common is in

If you want to stay closer to Balham, the paddling pool at Agnes Riley Gardens (between Poynders Road and Atkins Rd) used to be very quiet and clean on weekdays - weekends are clearly busier and it gets dirty quickly, with more kids running around barefooted and then jumping in! I even saw people fr...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 5
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:49 am

Re: Neighbour building work etiquette

If I was the neighbour doing the works it would be my call to have a chat with the neighbours before I start! that's what my soon-to-be neighbour has done, and we have immensely appreciated it. Anyway, yours are fully legitimate enquiries, and if you explain things in such a polite way (your partner...
Replies: 4
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:07 pm

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...
Replies: 4
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.
Replies: 17
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!
Replies: 1
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