Dear South West London Mum,
I need your help!
Last week the Chancellor announced some pretty big changes to government childcare subsidies (click here for story).
I’d like to know how you think this affects you.
I’ve pulled together an extremely short survey (click here) and if you have a moment I’d be incredibly grateful if you complete the five questions.
As a reward one random “filler inner” will receive a bottle of fizz.
The survey link is here (click here).
Here is what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet (Wandsworth):
Sticking with the announcement I mentioned above, Dansk thinks it’s “good news”…click here for details
Outofwill needs advice. She might be written out of her father’s will but she’s been looking after him for years on the understanding she would benefit. Some conflicting emotions here…click here for details
AM’s au pair is “ranting” about her pay. Is £130 a week for a 35 hour week standard?…click here for details
Now this is an interesting issue. Petal wants to “claim” Mothers Day from her mother-in-law. When does that happen, she asks? I think there is a form you have to fill in!…click here for details
Klw is worried. Her little one was knocked over by an out of control dog by the bandstand and the same dog might have drawn blood with another child the previous day. What can be done?…click here for details
I like Ben’s Canteen but I’ve never been with children. Angleseb has and wasn’t impressed…click here for details
Euurgghh, this sounds awful! 8han has spilt milk under her floor boards and needs help before it starts getting smelly! I guess suggesting it’s not worth crying over it won’t help? Though not!…click here for details
Superflyzoe has found a service called Vaultigo to help with house hold admin via Twitter but wonders if it’s a bit scammy?…click here for details
Juliantenniscoach is a great friend of NVN and he’s looking for somewhere to get checked out for food intolerance’s? Can you help?…click here for details
Three crime posts: Outnumbered wants to warn you about scam collections in Wandsworth, thanks for the heads up! (click here) on a very serious note, there is a Guardian story about a convicted robber who escaped from custody in Battersea (click here). Lastly, I posted details and registration numbers of recently stolen mopeds. If you spot one please phone the police ASAP…click here for details
Going up? Totally changing subject, Balhamite wonders if Earlsfield station has had lifts installed yet?…click here for details
I couldn’t resist this story about knitting activists in Tooting! What a headline: “Yarn bombing backlash blasts betting shop ban” and the story is true!…click here for details
Bamse wants to find out exactly how much (or little) sun a north facing garden off Northcote Road gets?…click here for details
Claire M wonders if anyone has had any experience of Chameleon on Abbeville Road?…click here for details
Fancy Footwork are performing ‘Cinderella’ in aid of Abbie’s Army. A fabby story performed by an amazing cast for a wonderful cause, see you there!…click here for details
Would you like gleaming gnashers? You can *win* free home whitening worth £275 with our friends at Glow Dental…click here for details
Exhausted23 went shopping in Southside and was quite surprised (that’s an understatement) by the gifts on-sale in Joy…click here for details
From buns to cakes! Mum2babyboy needs a 1st birthday cake for boy are you a budding Mary Berry? (click here) and Sobermond is looking for birthday ideas for their daughter who will soon be eight…click here for details
Our “top local restaurant in squeaky shock” story still has legs (and a little tail!)…click here for details
Mum2Monkey wants to know if you can mix Happyland and Little People? Errr… what? I had NO idea what this was about but it turns out it’s a very very sensible question. And you can’t!…click here for details
2009Kat needs a recommendation for a dentist in SW11?…click here for details
Making Things Easy asks are you confused about what to eat? I’m not confused, I just don’t know how to say no!…click here for details
Rabbit24 is thinking about giving birth at Kensington Wing, of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Could someone recommend a good consultant…click here for details
Still on giving birth, JW is terrified of not being allowed to have an ELCS! Can anyone advise her on their experience of requesting an ELCS at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital?…click here for details
And onto nurseries: ClaphamNewMum is trying to decide whether to send her daughter to Kids Unlimited or Northcote House (click here) and Pie81 is wondering about Pre nursery school options?…click here for detail
Looking for a new challenge? We have vacancies in media sales AND nursery management…click here for details
Our travel section is going places!
FSW11 would like recommendations for a hotel in Mallorca with a new baby (click here) Award winning travel agency Travel Designers have opened new offices in Balham. (click here) . Zimwake has a family friendly luxury villa to rent in Puglia (click here). MummyandMax has a Beautiful holiday apartment for rent in Barbados (click here) Finally Bamse is thinking about Glamping. Can you recommend somewhere within a 2 hour drive…click here for details
Listen up at the back, schools questions are not slowing down, even with Easter approaching!
Canberratobattersea would love your thoughts on Hill House school in Chelsea (click here) Heidi offers individual home tutoring for toddlers and young children with Special Educational Needs (click here) Great Minds have got a new tutor on the Great Minds team who has experience working with dyslexia/ADD/ADHD/ASD (click here) and we have details of April half term tutoring workshops in Clapham Library. (click here)
Our House and Garden section is growing and built on strong foundations!
MPat needs a new kitchen, Shaker style but budget is probably more Magnet than Harvey Jones, can you suggest somewhere? (click here) Claphamama is looking intoredoing the current front drive of their house, any recommendations? (click here) Jag needs a company for after builders cleaning please? (click here) Twoundertwo needs rubbish clearance pre moving house. (click here) MM112 had a terrible experience with tenants leaving her flat in a mess at the end of a tenancy, what is reasonable “wear and tear”(click here) Sezwedz urgently needs a locksmith suggestion…click here for details
Our calendar is being upgraded, back later this week bigger and better!
Don’t forget AnnabelsArcade our totally free buying and selling site!
For sale this week:- a Mothercare swing crib in natural for £30! (click here), a Tommie Tippie steamer and bottles for £15! (click here) and a Maxi Cosi Cabriofix Car Seat & Iso Fix Base for £40! (click here)
That’s it, have a wonderful week!
Annabel and the NappyValleyNet.com Team