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Re: Can a solicitor mummy ever achieve a work/family life happy balance?

Have to agree with everything else everyone has said. My hubby is a lawyer and also a number of my friends are. The legal profession is such an antiquated one and most definitely not family friendly, to women or men for that matter! Most women I know have left their law firms once they have had chil...
Replies: 21
Wed May 10, 2017 1:21 pm

Re: Could an accountant answer a very simple question for me?

I agree that it seems wrong, but it isn't really an accounting or VAT question, more what you agreed that the 14% would be calculated on in the contract. Theoretically it could say 14% of anything, it is just a way for them to calculate their fees. If it does say that it is 14% of the gross builders...
Replies: 3
Thu May 04, 2017 1:40 pm

Re: Help London flat too BIG!!

My advice would be to change agents straight away. Going with a cheaper agent is not a good idea if you don't have a perfect property that will simply sell itself. A damn good agent will proactively find you your buyer and produce amazing photos and description. They will actively sell your property...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 25
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:35 am

Re: Primary school offer day... Get the school you wanted?

Oh I get it, that makes much more sense! Thanks for clarifying!
Forum: Schools
Replies: 47
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:27 pm

Re: Primary school offer day... Get the school you wanted?

Actually, the new sibling policy for BV doesn't make sense at all now. The sibling of that child which has just been offered a place some 900+meters away will not have sibling priority and could theoretically end up at any school in the borough, making drop off and pick up impossible. Such a silly i...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 47
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:14 pm

Re: Primary school offer day... Get the school you wanted?

Great news about the BTC offer distances. It won't be due to the new sibling policy as only siblings of the new 2017 intake will be restricted.

I think it's probably due to another extra BV class and a stagnant property market but good news all the same.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 47
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:06 pm

Re: Moving Boxes wanted please

I have quite a few outside my house that you're more than welcome to. PM me if you still need some and i'll give you my address.
Replies: 1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:30 am

Re: New step mum

Hi there, I have a 5 year old boy and 7 year old girl. My kids love playing with new friends, particularly my daughter who has a thing for taking little girls under her wing as she's desperate for a little sister! We'd be more than happy to meet up next week on one of the commons or battersea park f...
Replies: 1
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:17 am

Re: PLEASE everyone, tweet your MP and ask for a meaningful vote.

I agree with others who have said that the whole 'childless' 'dictator' stuff just sounds hysterical (not in the funny sense of the word, more deranged!). Your tone and personal comments are offensive. There is nothing wrong with that in that you are free to offend if you wish but they completely de...
Replies: 32
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Re: NHS hospitals allow elective c-sections?

5 years ago I had an elective at St Thomas'. I was lucky and had a consultant who saw no issue with it what so ever. No regrets at all. All very controlled; a lovely experience. Recovered significantly quicker than with my first, natural delivery. I was up and about the next day almost like I hadn't...
Replies: 19
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:31 am

Re: Help...confused about schools

You might be pleasantly surprised. 4 kids left my daughters year 1 class and considering there are 4 classes per year group the number of places that free up every year can be quite a few....
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:18 pm

Re: Help...confused about schools

Call Belleville. Catchment matters less for you as you're not applying for reception. There is so much movement with so many families leaving London or going on to prep school in yr 3 that you may find that you don't have to wait very long at all for a place. Then once you have your eldest in, you'r...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:03 am

Re: Advice from people with nannies about nursery/pre-school

Highly recommend Little Starlings too! My youngest went and it's such a lovely setting.
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 19
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:41 pm

Re: Advice from people with nannies about nursery/pre-school

It sounds as though you have an autumn baby. If that is the case then they wont be starting a state school nursery until they are nearly 4 which is too late in my humble opinion. State schools admit into their nurseries on the September following your child turning 3. For this reason, many people ch...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 19
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:50 pm