Mum-Dance, The Parent Practice – a new term, and Kimberley Swim Clinics’ half term courses

Last Updated on : 10th January 2019

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

By now, normal service will have resumed in most households. Decorations have been packed away and everything’s looking a little less twinkly. Looking on the bright side though: it’s a fresh new year, a brand new start and resolutions or no resolutions, let’s do 2019! Our calendar is rested and ready, so please keep all your classes, events, fundraisers, talks, workshops and more coming! (read more)

Looking for somewhere new to lay your hat? Take a look at our property pages where you’ll find all the homes in the area for sale or to rent, plus the most up-to-date school catchments all mapped out (read more).

Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners

For sale with John Thorogood is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom architect-designed flat in a Victorian conversion just off Northcote Road, with a master suite including a dressing room, a cellar with utility room and a south-facing back garden (read more).

For sale with Portico is a 4-bedroom semi-detached family house off Northcote Road and opposite Belleville Primary, light, spacious and well-presented throughout, with French doors leading out onto a lovely garden and the potential to extend into the loft (read more).

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom house on a quiet residential road ‘Between the Commons’, close to Clapham Common as well as many primary schools, with wooden floors throughout and a kitchen/breakfast room opening onto a garden complete with climbing wall and easi-grass (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom family house close to Northcote Road and Clapham Junction, with a stunning finish, three bathrooms, the cellar converted to a utility room, and a private patio garden as well as a roof terrace (read more).

Diaries at the ready..

Windlesham House School Open Morning is a week on Saturday down in West Sussex, offering boarding and day for girls and boys up to the age of 13 (read more).

And Wandsworth Prep School has an Open Morning soon too, for boys and girls from Reception to Year 6 (read more).

A new term of The Parent Practice’s Positive Parenting Course gets underway next week in several locations around south-west London, offering 15 years of experience of making a difference to parents, children and family life(read more).

And one of their one-off workshops is in Barnes soon on Anxiety: spotting it, understanding it and helping your child to deal with it. (read more).

It’s the WenLin Chinese School Open Day at the Bolingbroke Academy on Saturday, so if you’re thinking of building Mandarin into your children’s lives, go find out what it’s all about (read more).

Thursday Theatre Club at Tara Arts in Earlsfield starts next week, with weekly sessions for any budding actors aged 10 to 18, or those wanting to build confidence, to do something a bit different with their spare time (read more).

The Nurturing Mums Postnatal Course gets underway in Balham soon, four weeks of sessions to discuss all things new about having a baby and the chance to meet others at just the same stage as you (read more).

And if yours are a bit bigger, head to St Andrew’s on Garratt Lane next week for a pop-up shoe fitting service for little feet from CeCe&Me (read more).

From baking to disco, drama to sport, make it a bright 2019

Jamie Lee Curtis in a killer leotard – you’ve got to take a look! Mum-Dance returns for a short and sassy five-week term in Battersea, Balham, Clapham and beyond. Great to think of lots of mums having some well-earned ‘me-time’ and shaking their stuff each week, getting fit in the process. Grab a friend and go, go, go! (read more)

Jane Wake’s MamaFit is a weekly cardio, strengthening and body positive class in Balham ideal for women who have had babies, whether that baby is two months, two years or 20! (read more)

Try your hand at the Ready, Steady, Bake Class at the Avenue Cookery School in SW18. Whip up four delicious bakes in three hours of sociable fun, then take home and tuck in (maybe even share)! (read more)

Let’s Act Drama is opening a new class for toddlers and mums at Fresh Ground on Battersea Rise, designed to help children’s speech and introduce new words and individuality, with the offer of a free trial class (read more).

Teddy’s Tune Time begins a new term too with ‘song time and tea with Teddy and me’ in Putney, Fulham and Wandsworth (read more).

Julian Cousins Sports has posted details of the new term of tennis lessons with indoor sessions for juniors, plus tennis, skiing and cycling for the holidays (read more).

And talking of holidays, Kimberley Swim Clinics is running February half term swimming courses at Ernest Bevin pool in SW17 – take the plunge and book in soon (read more).

A new year means business

Make 2019 the year you do a first aid course. First Aid for Life is based in a bright studio on Ramsden Road and offers a wide range of courses from private to timetabled covering everything from emergencies to paediatric illnesses and injuries (read more).

Looking for funding for a Wandsworth-based start-up? Head to Battersea Arts Centre later this month to hear about a government-backed loan which comes with a personal mentor to guide you (read more).

Wandsworth Enterprise Month is on in March, an exciting programme of events for aspiring and established business owners around Wandsworth. Pop it in your diaries (read more).

And the ever-popular Women’s Enterprise Day: Turning Passion into Purpose is part of the schedule, on at the Thames Rowing Club in Putney with guest speakers including Laura Amos from The Dessert Deli and Renee Elliot, founder of Planet Organic. Go be inspired! (read more)


That’s it – whatever you do, have fun! (click here)



Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx



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