Police advice: 7 Balham burglaries in 24 hours. Local lottery winner wants help! Most expensive room-to-let is in Clapham! Has employer overlooked you due to pregnancy?


Dear NappyValleyNetter,

At the start of September NappyValleyNet launched it’s very first print publication: The NappyValleyNet School’s Guide.

Most of you will have received a copy, dropped onto your doormat, in the early weeks of the autumn term.

However, I would like to take this opportunity to mention two important features which we believe make our publication a little bit special!

Firstly, all of the content has been replicated (here). So if you’ve recently moved into the area or would like to share the content with friends, it’s extremely easy to do so.

Secondly, we’ll be updating our guide throughout the year to ensure that only the most recent and accurate information is available online. As a result if you would like to check out the latest school open days (click here) or even general education news (click here) you can do so by simply visiting the schools section of our website.

Lastly, if for any reason you’d like another copy, please do drop me an email with your address and I”ll pop one in the post.

Happy reading and do let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

Now onto your posts from last week…


Here is what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet (Wandsworth):

Police adviceTWO posts this week that both deal with discrimination at work due to pregnancy. First off, JugglingMum is a trustee of Maternity Action and would like help publicising a campaign to challenge the poor treatment of pregnant women in the workplace. (click here). On similar note, Buzz would like to know if you have beenpassed over for a job due to pregnancy and, if so, how you handled it?…click here for details

Sticking with employment law, 2009KAT wonders how many sick days a year you pay your nanny? Is five reasonable?…click here for details

ClaphammumSW is looking for a fortune teller. One has already been recommended. I wonder if they’re expecting her call?…click here for details

T&R posted on Saturday that she wonders where she might watch the England rugby game “sans kids”. I know this “call out” is too late but if she does find a time machine and can go back to Saturday at 8pm, I’d suggest keeping the kids up and watching eternal repeats of Peppa Pig. It’ll be more fun.…click here for details

You may have just missed London Fashion Week but never fear, the Wandsworth fashionistas will be out in full swing THIS Wednesday at The Train Station! See you on the front row at 7pm dah’ling!…click here for details

It may have been London Fashion Week a few week Two celebration posts. MM is planning early (or am I planning late?) and is looking for a venue for her family’s Christmas lunch. Where might serve a splendid Christmas spread? (click here), and WalesDavies is looking for a venue for a 40th party in December. Why don’t you combine the two and crash MM’s Christmas lunch? (Don’t I was joking!!!)…click here for details

Police advice“Stressed” is very stressed and is struggling to combine work and home life. How do *you* manage it, she asks?…click here for details

Mummag is looking for a brunch buffet in Central London. That sounds SO like SATC in NYC! Do let us know how you get on!…click here for details

From brunch to boots! Misty is looking for a Sunday morning football club for a six year old. She lives BTC…click here for details

LV asks how you respond to an adult whose child has pushed yours? It was an accident but surely some acknowledgment is not unreasonable, she asks?…click here for details

You know the Dee Light bakery? The really really incredible one on Ritherdon Road? You can vote for them to win in the “Farm Shop and Deli Awards” and Dee their lovely and eponymous owner would love your support!…click here for details

Merrylegs is looking for aupairs to help out at a party on the 9th of October. Know one who might want some extra pocket money?…click here for details

“Lottery Advice” has had a significant lottery win! Yay, well done! She’s looking for advice as to whether to tell her friends it’s the reason behind a new house purchase. Wow, I am SO jealous! PS: lend us a tenner!..click here for details

Two posts about two of my favourite products. Firstly, handbags! Elsa09 wonders where might attach a zip on her favourite vintage handbag? (click here), Vhopeful needs new lenses in her wonderful Gucci sunglasses, who can help her see the light? (click here).

1One of the most expensive residential rooms “to let” is in Clapham. It’s under the stairs. Literally. And it’s five hundred quid a month!…click here for details

Last week there were seven burglaries in one day in the Balham ward. Some great advice from Police Sergeant Shickle. Thank you!..click here for details

Since having children PMS has noticed that her hormones are running a bit crazy and she wonders if that’s usual? She’s booked in to see her GP but any advice in advance would be welcome…click here for details

JB is a little unhappy with Debenhams. She thinks they’re operating a bit of sharp practice in their sales. Thanks for the spot JB!..click here for details

ClaphamCircuit is a personal trainer. Can you guess where he works? Anyway, he’s a great friend of mine and he’s looking to hire a hall for circuits for the winter. Can you help?…click here for details

DD would like to donate items to help with the Calais/Syria cause. Do you know of a local drop off point, she asks?…click here for details

I’ve known and used Jane Plan for many years and I know many NappyValleyNetters have too. They’re looking for mums who’ve supported each other on their healthy eating journey for a feature for Top Sante Magazine and if chosen you could win a spa break! (click here).


We have more school posts than England had post-match regrets!

MM wonders if the sibling policy applies to the Honeywell nursery school(click here).

ST is looking for a tutor familiar with the Kent Test? They’re thinking of leaving Nappy Valley (nooooo!)  (click here).

Two open days to shout out! Bolingbroke School has one THIS week (click here) as does Wandsworth Prep..click here for details

MGB is looking for feedback on the Roche School. Can you help?…click here for details

In other news…E&R wonders if anyone has been to Hydrofit on Northcote Road? (click here). In an amazing coincidence (honestly!) our lovely Georgie reviewed it last week! Wow doo, dee, doo, doo (that’s the Tales of the Unexpected Ditty!)…click here for details

INMH would like to recommend Meriski. Nannies, drivers, an outdoor hot tub AND she’s looking for another family to join them on one of their winter holidays next year. Take me, take me! (click here). We also have a Meriski special offer as part of our September Competitions: free place in their creche anyone? (click here).


Finally, it’s your house and garden questions: we have more than Australia has tries!

ALWFH would love bunk beds with a truckle underneath. Can you suggest a good supplier? (click here), DD is searching for advice on how to remove the “dent” from her stair gates pressing on her carpets? (click here). Imogen is keen for your removal company recommendations (click here) M2M needs someone to re-render her house (click here). Jellie75 has just bought a new house and needs a loft hatch/access fitting (click here). Nightmonkey is searching for an excellent architect (click here) Lastly, P27 is looking to rent a house for a month in December for professional family of three plus a nanny. Shout if you can help! (click here) 


Annabel’s Arcade is our “totes free” buying and selling site!

FOR SALE: a Graco Stadium double buggy (click here) a Kaiser thermal foot-muff (click here) and a Baby Dan travel cot (click here)


Phew, that’s it, have a fabby week!!

Annabel and the NappyValleyNet.com Team


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