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Re: Starting Alderbrook in September?

Hi,
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

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