With the summer holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start planning what your little ones might like to do. From singing to ... Read Feature
Every so often we have a problem on NappyValleyNet with which I hope our entire community can help.
Our long-time user S. was shocked to discover that her son has been exposed to p*rn at school on a school device. The situation is further complicated as pupils within the school are now aware this has happened and this is affecting everyone involved (read more). If you can help please do and remember – this is a real user with a very real problem so please bear this in mind when replying.
A man was shot in the neck in a drive-by shooting at the junction of Wexford Road and Nightingale Lane last week (read more).
And in other grim news: a woman’s car was rammed in a terrifying incident on Gayville Road (read more).
Onto brighter things and we’re having a NappyValleyNet Spring Meet-Up at Skylark! Please join us for a coffee and chat – it’s free but you do need to sign up in advance (read more).
Talking of get togethers: A. would love your suggestions of a venue for 20 three-year-olds celebrating a party (read more). Whisky Mist?
And C. would like to find a children’s party entertainer who does arts & crafts (read more). Oooh glitter and glue – I LOVE those combinations! Although it does sound like a 70’s tribute band!
Brilliant local charity Little Village would love donations of unopened toiletries to give to the mums they support for Mother’s Day (read more).
N.’s mother-in-law is a blue badge holder. Is she really allowed to use any old parking bay without paying as the council website implies? (read more)
Jefferson Ice Cream has opened on Balham High Road and has already got a great family thumbs-up, plus they do a ‘free from’ range and there’s a sandpit too (and good coffee) (read more). They had me at ice cream!
Mathnasium has recently opened on Northcote Road and it’s all about inspiring and encouraging children to master the subject through individualised tutoring using a specific method (read more). And sums. It’s also about sums!
P. is looking for somewhere to fix a laptop (read more)? A quiet place with a soldering iron would be my suggestion. Oh – that wasn’t very helpful – was it!
J. would like advice on shipping items to Africa (read more).
Residents on Magdalen Road are being consulted about having large lorries driving past their front doors (read more). Whats not to love?
M. is looking for an educational psychologist – any recommendations? (read more)
C. is after a food intolerance/allergy testing recommendation (read more).
Good news that a lost, loved bunny has been reunited with its human family – so pleased! (read more) This is so so cute!
M. wanted to let us know where they went on Northcote Road recently for a delicious Sunday roast (read more).
NappyValleyNet’s Georgie had a blissful FaceFit facial at All About The Girl (read more).
A. is looking for a guitar teacher for her 5-year-old in Tooting/Balham area (read more). Do you know someone who can tutor their tiny family member into the next Slash?
T.’s 8-year-old daughter would love to play hockey but where doesn’t have a waiting list? (read more)
First Aid for Life is running a Teenage Course during the Easter holidays, and it’s for tweens too! (read more)
New Art Splash sessions on Thursdays at Skylark for pre-schoolers have proved so popular they’ve added more dates with 10% off lunch for those attending (read more).
Star Performing Arts Club is running Easter and Summer camps at Tara Arts – School of Rock, The Greatest Showman…can I come!? (read more)
L. is considering transforming their small cellar into a utility room – is it worth the work? (read more)
And at the top of the house, Simply has written a great piece about dual purpose loft conversions (read more).
A. needs to find an electrician for a property in Fulham (read more).
J. asks if using opaque glass in a kitchen extension Velux to avoid being overlooked just looks dirty? (read more)
N. has posted to say that after 10-years of allowing L-shaped loft extensions under Permitted Development, Lambeth has decided it’s now no go, with huge ramifications for some (read more).
B. is moving abroad and selling the much-loved family house in Battersea Square (read more).
And F. is struggling to find somewhere nice to live in London as it’s so expensive – any house or pet sitting opportunities out there, or even an annexe? (read more)
J. is having a nightmare with a flatpack from Made.com. Any ideas?! I’m sure Mr NVN would love to help….oh wait, he’s just run screaming from the house – sorry (read more).
Lots of posts following E’s comment on expensive curtains (read more).
St George’s is rolling out a new scheme supplying state schools with emergency asthma kits in both Wandsworth and Merton (read more).
Hyde Tutoring still has some space on its English 11+ Easter course with a maximum of four children per class. There’s an exclusive offer for NappyValleyNet followers too (read more).
So many helpful replies and suggestions to C.’s post about non-selective secondary schools (read more).
P.’s daughter is due to start Newton Prep in September and would love some feedback from anyone who’s there (read more).
A. has the difficult but good choice between two top grammar schools – Wilsons vs Tiffin. Which to choose? (read more).
C. asks whether Emanuel and Alleyn’s still have sibling policies? (read more)
A. would like to know if anyone out there is home schooling? (read more)
S.’s son has been offered a place at St Paul’s and asks if others living around here do the same commute? (read more)
Exceptional Academics has posted about their 11+ Saturday School summer term at Belleville (read more).
Role Models is running three Easter camps this year helping to build resilience, leadership, teamwork and creativity (read more).
Ski Famille has posted about its family-friendly Easter skiing with some great offers (read more).
H. is looking for a villa in the south of France for August(read more).
Montengrand is a lovely looking spot in the southern French countryside, and it’s brilliantly set up for children. Great for school holidays and if you’re not tied to those yet then, well, I’m jealous…! (read more)
Your yoga retreat recommendations are still rolling in…(read more).
And lots of great recommendations following S.’s post about where to take her three-year-old on holiday as a single mum (read more).
Saturday staff with Rampton Baseley (read more).
Part-time financial controller (read more).
Development Manager and Head of Marketing and Communications at Polka Theatre (read more).
Little White Company Moses basket (read more).
Maclaren Quest black/silver pushchair (read more).
Two Mini Micro scooters in royal blue (read more).
Playmobil castle and ship (read more).
A desk (read more).
Annabel and NappyValleyNet Team