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Concerned about nanny’s partner spending time with my child.

Last Updated on : 30th November 2021

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

After a very long Friday I poured myself a glass of wine and joined my loving family in front of the TV only to find the cat standing on the coffee table, nose-deep in Mr NVN’s wine glass.

“I’ve never seen her do that before,” I said, whilst pointing at the Merlot chugging moggy.

The eldest glanced up from TikTok for just a moment.

“Really?” he said, genuinely surprised, “we watch her drink out of your glass all the time.”

Here’s what you have been talking about this week on NappyValleyNet:

I. has an issue with the increasing amount of time her nanny’s much older partner is spending with her young daughter. Is it OK to ask that he’s not so involved with her child? (read more)

F’s. post about her mother’s unsupportive attitude towards their separation has had lots of interesting replies (read more). Please remember to be considerate when commenting.

J. is having a christening with lots of family visitors. She’d love recommendations for any good B&B/small hotels around Earlsfield/Southfields/Wimbledon Village area? (read more) Sounds like it’s going to be a great day!

K. is looking for a DJ that might be available for an 18th birthday in Clapham on Dec 4th? Spin those Wheels of Steel and don’t forget that holy-dancefloor-filling-trinity of ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Relight My Fire’ and ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”. Last one is optional (read more).

M. post regarding her partner who won’t let her give up work (she’s the main earner) to spend more time with her six month old has received some very varied responses (read more). A LOT to unpack here.

C. is in need of a picture framer (read more). I initially read that as someone who’ll implicate a piece or art in a crime it didn’t commit, but now I get it.

M. is recruiting volunteers: South London Xmas Dinner (SLXD) is run entirely by volunteers who come together to give young care leavers a special Christmas Day. We hope you find all the helping festive hands you need! (read more)

B. would love any recommendations for a touch typing course or classes locally for children aged 9 and 11 yrs? (read more) Mavis Beacon here we come!

T. is an Early Years Teacher and starting a small business selling Personalised Learning Folders for children in Early Years (1-6 years old approx). Tried and tested in the classroom the children absolutely loved them! (read more)

K. suggests that you buy your real Christmas tree at Northcote Christmas Trees this year. They have all sizes available along with tree stands and other accessories and are also offering a FREE delivery service (read more).

Lots of recommendations for T. who requested ideas for swimming classes (read more). Teach them to swim is a great idea for a swimming class!

L. has 2 children’s tickets to the ‘Meet Santa experience’ at London Zoo (read more). I’m pretty sure they don’t sell adult tickets do they???

I. is looking for doggy daycare and would like some recommendations near Balham (read more). Woof!

Lots of helpful replies to S’s Between the Commons nursery query (read more).

And another S’s. question about electric cars advice has generated a lot of interest (read more). Parp parp, brum brum! That was my Boris impression without the misogyny and broken promises obviously!

A. would like recommendations for a good baking course for 12-year-olds? (read more) GBBO here you come!

S. shares details of the Christmas Market at St Luke’s Church on the 4th December 11am to 3pm. There will be a great selection of gifts with an emphasis on local, organic and sustainable products where possible. Go on treat yourself, personally I’m on board with the one present for them and one for me purchasing rule! (read more)

Another S. reveals that Southfields Christmas Lights switching on event will take place on 1st December 2021, the Mayor of Wandsworth and the tennis star, Anne Keothavong MBE will open the event at 4.30pm (read more).

L. has details of the Telferscot Primary School Winter Fair on Saturday 4th December, 12 – 3pm. Do go along and enjoy all of your favourite games, food and festive fun! (read more)

And A. announces a fantastic Christmas carols concert is taking place on 2nd of December at St Mary & St John The Divine, Balham in support of Trinity Hospice, delicious mince pies at the ready. You can never have too many mince pies, though I think my waistline might disagree! (read more)

C. wants to know when the Northcote Christmas market opens? (read more)

The Aladdin Pantomime is coming to the Civic Suite in Wandsworth from 7th December until Friday 19th December. Ideal for children ages 3-11. He’s behind you! (read more)

Battersea Power Station’s Grade will be transformed into a magical Winter Village with festoon lighting, Christmas trees, food and drink pop-ups, cosy alpine wooden huts to snuggle up in and family-fun activities from now until 11th January. You had me at ‘drinks pop-ups’! (read more)

C. divulges that cyclists will soon find it easier to visit the borough’s parks and open spaces with the installation of more than a hundred new bike stands (read more). Love this!

Join Run Back in Time for its debut tour around Clapham Common 12pm on the 11th December. The route will take you through the stories of land disputes and highway men to ice skating and underground living, there is more to Clapham that meets the eye (read more).

The Little Gym Wandsworth and Fulham Christmas camps combines fun, sport, creative activities and learning to keep your little ones active, entertained and laughing 20 – 23 December (read more).

Are you going to dress your pets up this Christmas? Of course you are! And Wurkshop is here to make sure they are the best-dressed in show. Join the amazing, Sew your Pet a Christmas Costume class on Monday 13th December, 10am to 3pm (read more).

By Beautiful Brands have an exclusive Christmas sale opening this Wednesday & Thursday ONLINE for 48 hours ONLY! They have curated a beautiful collection of British Brands all offering never seen before discounts! (read more)

Lets Act Drama are creating a filmed class of singing and dancing inspired by the film Elf! For aged 4- 12 from 20th December – 23rd December (read more).

We have more house and garden posts than Boris has Peppa Pig regrets!

S. has been abroad for 5 years. Their house that was rented out needs some repairs and a damp issue fixed. Can anyone recommend a great builder, crafty and reliable for small jobs? (read more)

P. would like to find an architect for a wrap-around extension (read more).

C. would like to know if anyone has any good sofa company recommendations (read more).

M. is looking into extending the lease on an ex-council 3 bedroom maisonette in Battersea. The valuation would be around £550k and the lease has 88 years remaining. Could anyone give them an estimate of the costs involved? (read more)

W. is in the process of changing their kitchen and would love to know if high gloss finishes are in or out? (read more)

With the festive season fast approaching luxury kitchen brand Roundhouse has shared their thoughts on a kitchen for entertaining (read more).

More helpful responses to L’s post requesting a plumber to take a bath out and put shower tray in (read more).

H. would like some recommendations for someone to change light bulbs (read more). B. is looking for personal recommendations for someone to sand and stain their original pine floorboards (read more).

We have more school posts than children counting down the days to Christmas!

S. asks has anyone successfully got rid of an EHCP where it is no longer needed, their child would not qualify but school wants to keep the funding? (read more)

My DD has offers from Newton Prep and EHTM from next September. They love Newton Prep, the downside is it’s a 20-25m walking commute, when EHTM is a 5-10m walk.  Any advice / thoughts from NP or EHTM parents would be very much appreciated (read more).

M. would like thoughts on Rutherford House and Ravenstone. In particular the lack of outside space at Rutherford House (read more).

The Exceptional Academics Team still has spaces available for their final mock examination of the year on 4 December, which is a standard written exam in Maths and English: the perfect way to practise for January entrance exams (read more).

Growing Young Minds have just started their Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning classes in Smiths Yard, Earlsfield (read more).

Shaftesbury Park are holding an open morning on 2nd December for parents interested in September 2022 entry (read more).

Situations Vacant

SafeCircle Sitters are looking to recruit babysitters across Central London (read more).

Southfields Academy has a vacancy for a experienced HR Manager (read more).

Mentor Education are looking freelance tutors (read more).

Gardens Nursery is looking for Level 3’s nursery staff (read more).

For sale

Scott Aspect Junior Hardtail Mountain Bike, 26.5″ wheels, XS frame, Red (read more).

Mountain Warehouse parka and matching ski pants in bright flouro orange (read more).

Islabike Beinn 20 Large / Red / Age 6+ (read more).

Annabel and NappyValleyNet Team

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