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Re: Private BCG

Sorry Dudette, I had no intention of causing offence, really!
Anyway, depending on the age of your children (not sure when the campaign started) and which borough you live in you may simply not have been offered it. Each borough seems to have a different policy depending on the TB incidence.
Replies: 12
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:00 pm

Re: Private BCG

Can someone remind me why your children need a BCG as it's not routine any more? I had it as a child and it was so unpleasant - I still have the scar on my arm. Because we no longer live in a bubble - people travel around the world and come in from countries where some illnesses are more common tha...
Replies: 12
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:47 am

Re: For dads?

The Agnes Riley One O'Clock Club (Poynders Road/Atkins Road) used to have some Dads Stay and Play sessions on some Saturdays. Unfortunately the assumption is that dads only bond with their children on Saturdays!
Topic: For dads?
Replies: 4
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:19 am

Re: Rutherford House Head leaving

I'd also be interested to hear as RH is one of our 6 choices for Reception... any RH parents out there who could confirm?
Thanks!
Forum: Schools
Replies: 2
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:36 pm

Re: Sofa bed for loft?

Similar problem, narrow loft stairs, easily solved with this:
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S39840044/

I think you can choose different mattresses; anyway, it has hosted 70-something grandparents as well as us (and DH is big!). Everybody claims to have slept fitfully!
Replies: 3
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:56 pm

Re: Tooting Bec Primary School Options

I recently attended an open day at Hillbrook. It was - well - OK. I was curious to see what an Outstanding-rated school had to offer compared to the mostly Good ones in my area, and TBH I couldn't see it standing head and shoulder above the schools I have visited so far. The green playground struck ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 14
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:18 pm

Re: Is private nursery really necessary for a 2 1/2 year old

Hi, It's true that 2-3 hours a day do not solve the problem of childcare, but they may give your child a set of more "structured" activities and prepare them for the transition to big school. As AbbevilleMummy wrote, after your child turns 3 you are entitled to 15 hours/week of free education: eithe...
Replies: 6
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:01 pm

Re: Poppies - Am I mad to try and visit them?

We went there last Saturday; off the tube at London Bridge, nice walk/scoot on the South Bank, then across the Tower Bridge. The only thing is that the small stairs from the South Bank onto the Tower Bridge had a queue, so to avoid squashing we went the long way around: off from the small gardens at...
Replies: 9
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:38 am

Re: What do you do when the nanny is sick??

Thumbs up for Likeminders from me, too.
I also had only one nanny from them I didn't like; all the other ones were lovely and settled immediately with my kids (and my kids with them :lol: )
Replies: 12
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:53 pm

Re: Recommendations for GP close to SW4 9dx Clapham Common S

We are registered with Clapham Park Group Practice, and I am very happy about it. I have always felt that they were taking as much time as they needed for a visit, at the cost of delaying the appointments: I'd rather be seen later but in the knowledge that I, and the patients before me, have receive...
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 6
Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:49 pm

Re: Baby bottles ?

Hi, I put them on ebay and sold around 12 of them for 99 p in total - I wasn't doing it for the money put from the same reason as you: they were still perfectly viable and it felt a real waste to just chuck them away (and I was desperate to reclaim some space!). You may wish to try charities, or hea...
Replies: 1
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:07 am

Re: Latest views re Alderbrook?

I held back on replying to this post when it first appeared as it was very early in the school year. Now I can speak having seen a bit more of the Alderbrook picture ;) I am a nursery mum at Alderbrook, and I only have good things to say. The staff is caring and friendly. They seem know the children...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:16 pm

Re: Government entitlement for nursery care on return to wor

Hi, Terrifying as it may be, the answer is "probably not much". I assume you are already receiving child benefits? Other than that, have you checked if your employer provides at least childcare vouchers? These are deducted from your gross income but tax free, so you effectively get £ 40 - £ 80ish/mo...
Replies: 2
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:16 pm

Re: Disposable Nappies to give to charity

Hello,

Have you tried a Health Visitors Centre? There is one now in the Mary Seacole Centre where the Clapham Library is located.
Years ago they happily accepted some that I had left from an over-enthusiastic purchase...
Replies: 4
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:53 pm