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Local school performance results. Unprovoked bus attack. Enterprise Week!

Last Updated on : 17th December 2018
Local Schools

Dear NappyValleyNetter,


“How does David Attenborough know the lion’s names?

It was Sunday evening and we were all watching the latest “Dynasties” episode.

On screen, a lion called Yaya was having quite a tough time from a bunch of aggressive males.

My youngest was enthralled.

“I mean how does David Attenborough KNOW their actual names?” she said, shaking her head in disbelief.

“Errrr you realise that’s not an actual, real, lion-name?” I said, “they probably don’t even have names, that’s something humans invented.”

“Don’t be stupid,” she replied, “she’s called Yaya, all the lions know her and David Attenborough is filming her but I want to know how HE knows because, to be honest, I would have thought that was impossible to find out.”

I’m not even sure where to begin.


Here is what you’ve been talking about this week on NappyValleyNet…

FT asks what is the local policy on unauthorised absences from school? (read more)

Oooh it’s not just some children who got end of term reports – their schools did too! Which local schools did well? And which should be in detention? (read more)

You know that Balham Bistro which was laundering money for the mafia? Turns out some of you don’t think that’s a rare occurrence! I think I am just too naive! (read more)

And some people are still very very unhappy with Wandsworth council’s approach to planning. Actually, extremely unhappy! (read more)

Our child-friendly restaurants in London thread is serving up some great suggestions. Though the first person to suggest the Rainforest Café gets banned! (read more)

L. is considering a Canada Goose or Woolrich coat – which is best, she asks? (read more)

D. is looking for a good venue to host a 4-year-old’s party (read more). The first person to suggest Infernos gets banned!

Sticking with great venues, Battersea Arts Centre is showing “Return to Elm House” – a thrilling family adventure for 6+. A long time ago, on the very spot where Battersea Arts Centre now stands, a brave woman lived in Elm House. Her inspiring story was long forgotten…until now (read more). Special ticket offer £10

C. is looking for recommendations for a great live-out nanny/PA to start in the new year (read more).

L. would like to find a good swim school for her 4-year-old around Wandsworth or Wimbledon. Where to take the plunge? (read more)

We have absolutely loved spreading the joy far and wide with our 12 Days of Christmas competitions. Thank you to all our fabulous partners who have been so generous with their goodies and congratulations to our 13 lucky winners. You know who you are – enjoy! (read more).

And talking of Christmas, have a read of our piece on Christmas shopping locally – there are so many brilliant places on our doorstep where you can find unique and not-on-the-high-street-or-online presents. Love keeping it local! (read more)

Did you know that as well as making bespoke jewellery, W&W Jewellery on Webbs Road also have ready-to-wear pieces from their Jewellery Box Collection and they’ve just been featured in Country & Town House Magazine congratulations! (read more)

And another fab idea for Christmas presents comes from Artfinder with prices starting at £25 for something unique and personal, and a lovely 20% off for NappyValleyNet followers..why, thank you! (read more)

And talking of ace presents, we have a fabulous Dinoski snow suit worth £185 to giveaway. Wrap your little ones up warm in these cutest of waterproof snuggly suits and they’ll love every moment on the slopes! Only two days left to enter – be quick..(read more)

netball club for both adults and teens is offering a lovely 10% off for our followers. Start the new year as a Netbelle! (read more)

North & South Wines on Broomwood Road have posted about some tempting drinks offers available this yuletide, delivered by Uber! (read more)

Talking of local businesses, news that Wandsworth Enterprise Week extends from a week to a month this coming March – sounds like boom time in our neighbourhood! (read more)

Upgrades to parts of Tooting Market are now complete and well worth a visit (read more).

Police are trying to track down two women who were involved in an unprovoked attack on a Wandsworth bus (read more).

boy’s BT’WIN racing bike was left on Shelgate Road the other day and now it’s gone – have you seen it? (read more)

F. would love to find some workspace for his carpentry – garage, studio or similar. Do you know anywhere? (read more)

Role Models has posted details of its various Christmas holiday and new year courses which help build resilience, confidence and life skills outside the classroom (read more).

There’s a new Notting Hill restaurant opening in Battersea – they’ve made the move South of the River – welcome! (read more)

Our Community Ed. went along to the Polka Theatre recently to see In the Winter Wood and the audience was captivated – sounds like it’s not to be missed! (read more)


We have a stocking full of House and Garden Posts

F. is considering using a particular company to do some major construction – any views or experiences you’re happy to share? (read more)

H. would like to have their sash windows draught-proofed. Any pointers? (read more)

If you’re planning a house move soon, there are plenty of removal company recommendations right here (read more).

R. is looking for a one bed/studio short let close to Southfields tube (read more).

B. has posted a recommendation for a company that does modern style windows, or if you just need a pane replaced (read more).

A. wants to pigeon proof their solar panels – pesky pigeons (read more).

B. has given a happy shout-out to a cost-effective and green energy provider. Worth making the switch? (read more)


We have an Elf-y amount of Schools Posts

F. would love to hear from you about Wee Ones nursery in SW18 (read more).

M.’s question about Henry Cavendish and Rutherford House generated lots of replies and a good debate about local primaries vs preps, with many of you sharing your thoughts (read more).


Situations Vacant

Part-time administrator (read more).

Part-time executive assistant and office manager (read more).

HR account manager (read more).

Salon assistant in a boutique hair salon (read more).

Live-in nanny/maternity nurse SW London/Chester (read more).

Person to help with 8-year-old birthday party – can you be a little bit silly!? (read more)


For sale

Blue Micro Maxi scooter (read more).

High chair (read more).

Navy Stokke Crusi (read more).

Unused floorboards (unusual) (read more).



Wooden toy garage (read more).

Isla or Frog bike (read more).



Annabel and NappyValleyNet Team


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