New classes for the summer term, ‘me-time’ and an Aquathlon challenge: Your weekly activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

Welcome to your weekly activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

So, a new term is getting underway.  It’s called ‘Summer’ but as we’re only just into spring, there’s a way to go yet.  Perhaps you’re booking into some new classes for your pre-schoolers or you’ve set yourself fitness targets as the summer approaches, trying out any one of the host of goings-on in Nappy Valley. If the holidays weren’t enough of a juggling act, then let the challenges of a new term begin.  You’ve probably got it down to a fine art by now, but if not, or you’re struggling with the juggling, then no matter.  Just take each day as it comes, enjoy a bit more of the great outdoors, and take a look at our calendar from time to time to see if anything grabs your attention (click here)

On the move?  Then take a look at our property pages, which feature homes for sale or to rent in the area.  We’ve included school catchments in the search criteria with distances supplied by both Wandsworth and Lambeth councils, should that be of interest when planning your next move… (click here)

Check out these four properties from our Preferred Property Partners this week

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For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 3-double bedroom flat with its own private entrance on the top two floors of a Victorian house, within walking distance of Clapham South tube and with an impressive private roof terrace …click here for more details 

On the market with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom Victorian house in the sought after Telford Conservation Area, with a 77ft garden and a driveway with parking for up to three cars …click here for more details

For rent with Douglas & Gordon is a 4-bedroom family home, beautifully presented and extending to over 2,000 sqft in one of the most sought after roads in SW11 and just a stone’s throw from Battersea Park…click here for more details

Also for rent and with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom maisonette, newly refurbished and with access to a communal garden, superbly located just moments from Clapham Common tube station and the shops and restaurants of Clapham High Street …click here for more details

You’ve been busy over the holidays.  Here are a few goings-on for your own time

The Parent Practice is holding a session on ‘Raising Girls; perfectionism and self-esteem’ soon.  With techniques to bring up your daughters to be strong, confident, with a sense of self-worth, and a healthy attitude to struggles and set-backs.  Go girls! …click here for more details

Go along to What every mum needs to know about Social Media and get to grips with the gadgets of the modern age. You’ll feel a bit more up to speed with what’s at your fingertips and also the world that our children are growing up in.  Highly interactive, myth-busting and all questions welcomed – sounds like a great workshop and there’s a discount on offer. …click here for more details

The Brixton Acupuncture & Shiatsu Space is having an Open Day on Saturday with all sorts of different treatments and sessions on offer, or hear about the therapies, classes and even the Shiatsu College training available.  All classes are just £3 all day – first come, first served……click here for more details

The National Tutoring Conference is running an afternoon on ‘How to build a successful tutoring business’ next month.  If you’re considering a change of career into tutoring, or maybe even setting up a tutoring company, then this will cover everything from accounting and insurance to administration and marketing.  Time for a fresh start perhaps? …click here for more details

Are you approaching the time when this might come in helpful?  There’s an NCT Returning to Work workshop in Clapham Old Town in early May to help you work through the various challenges that may lie ahead when heading back to the office, after tucking motherhood under your belt …click here for more details

These are for those with babies in hand, babies in mind or with babies to thank…

This one sounds like a laugh.  Screaming with Laughter is a an afternoon comedy club, designed for parents with babies under one year old.  You can see some of the best acts from the telly and the comedy circuit without having to book a babysitter!  Last Wednesday of every month at The Bedford – brilliant! …click here for more details

Foo Foo Fun Club is starting a new 6-week course on Thursday evenings in Balham, so if you need to take control of your pelvic floor after all it’s been through – either recently or a while ago – then this could be just the class for you. …click here for more details

The first ever 2015 Tooting Aquathlon is being held on Tooting Common in mid-May with a 450m swim (a mere 5 lengths of the very long Tooting Bec Lido?!) followed by a 5km run on the common.  It’s in aid of Ickle Pickles Children’s Charity, so will give many locals the chance to do something locally for a local charity!  And if you’re good at running and have a friend who’s good at swimming, you can do it as a relay… …click here for more details

Battersea Yoga are holding Tuesday morning sessions of Mum & Baby Yoga near Battersea Park for babies up to walking age.  An opportunity to heal, strengthen and nurture your post-natal body as well as offering a wonderful experience for the babies.  Gorgeous. …click here for more details

It’s a bright new term.  If you’re not already fully booked, try these for size

Toddler Time Travel is a new session run by Wandsworth Museum for under 5s at the BAC every Thursday, and it sounds brilliant.  Drop in and learn all about the history of Wandsworth from the time of hunter gathers to the present day through music, stories and crafts.  Time travel, but no Marty, mad professor or DeLorean in sight! …click here for more details

The Swimway summer term is already underway but there are still spaces if you want to make little fishes of your little ones.  With the long holidays ahead of us, it’s a great time to get to grips with confident swimming …click here for more details

It’s a new term for Sporty Minis too, with classes for 2 to 7 year olds to have fun working on the ABC’s of athleticism: agility, balance and coordination.  There are 21 fundamental movement skills….makes me tired just thinking about it!  First session is free. …click here for more details

Clapham Common Tennis with Julian Cousins is already fully booked for children for the summer term, but not for you grown-ups.  Go on, brush up on those skills and take some time out for you.  Also details of the – dare I say it – summer holiday clubs….! …click here for more details

And it’s a new term for Saturday Film Shoots, where children take on creative challenges and work in small age appropriate ‘crews’ to produce their own films – will they be directors, camera operators, editors, actors?  The world is their oyster – love it! …click here for more details

And finally, you and yours might not want to miss out on these…

It’s the Gambado Easter Holiday Disco tomorrow evening!  ‘Everything beginning with E’ is the theme.  Will yours be an elephant, an egg, an Ewok or Elvis?  Disco, competitions, party games and all the fantastic soft play – they’ll have a ball! …click here for more details

Have you seen our Exclusive Offers this month?  We’ve already given away tickets to the London Wetland Centre, Godstone Farm and a Making Things Easy Tummy Attack Bootcamp, but many others are open until the end of the month. From a free term of classes with Let’s Act, to a party for up to 35 children with Amanda’s Action Club, and £100 of John Lewis vouchers thanks to Battersea Builders, plus lots of offers and great discounts – ‘flaming June’ in Devon, anyone?  Don’t miss out!  …click here for more details

That’s it for this week.  Whatever you do, have fun!

Love,

Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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