Free Mummy and Baby Meetings in St Johns Wood NW8 for 2016

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Free Mummy and Baby meetings in St John’s Wood NW8 for 2016

Below is a list of free coffee morning events when parents and babies have an opportunity to meet and chat and benefit from a wealth of professionals and experts who share their knowledge and expertise for free. These free events are laid out by month. Please do feel free to come, share a cup of coffee with a friendly group of parents and listen to some very experienced speakers share their expertise on a variety of topics. These events are usually held in a cafe on St John’s Wood High Street, NW8.

 

Free Mummy and Baby Meetings for January 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
20 January 2016  10.30 a.m. Megan’s Cafe Bar and Grill

120, St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 7SG

Silvia Dalvit Ménabé Silvia studied psychology at the LMU in Munich, Germany, and gained her PhD in neuroscience from the University of London, completing her thesis on an EEG study on the relationship between attention and memory. She runs an advisory service for parents called Babybrains.

Babybrains is all about the importance of the parents’ direct role in a child upbringing, particularly in the first three years of life and Silvia will be joining us to chat to parents and take any questions you may have on How to boost your child’s independence from birth to 4Y”.

27 January 2016  10.30 a.m. Megan’s Cafe Bar and Grill

120, St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 7SG

Jess Schuring, Jess is the owner of Heartcore gym and will be giving mothers advice on “safe pre and post natal exercise”. She will also be giving out free vouchers to use at Heartcore to Mums In The Wood readers.

 


 

Free Mummy and Baby Meetings for February 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
03 February 2016  10.30 a.m. Megan’s Cafe Bar and Grill

120, St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 7SG

Dr Natalie Cheatle Dr Natalie Cheatle is a partner at The Parent Space, a very highly recommended practice run by Clinical Psycologists who hold parenting classes to help parents of children between 3 and 11 years with a variety of issues. She will be coming to talk to parents about “how to introduce a new sibling and sibling rivalry” and will be taking questions at the end.
10 February 2016  10.30 a.m. Megan’s Cafe Bar and Grill

120, St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 7SG

Pilar Manazanaro Pilar Manzanaro (BANT, CNHC) is the Nutritional Therapist behind Purple Carrot’s ethos of supporting health and wellbeing through a deliciously healthy and personalised diet that fits your lifestyle. She will be coming to talk to parents about “Detox to boost your energy”.

 

 17 February 2016  All day event EF MediSpa
69 St John’s Wood High Street,
St John’s Wood
NW8 7NL
EF MediSpa  Free 20 minute taster sessions all day at EFMediSpa. 15 spaces available. There are a wide array of treatments on offer and you can choose from any of the following treatments,

  • Radio Frequency (lifting and firming face or body),
  • Mesotherapy (for cellulite)
  • Lipotripsy (a pain free treatment for cellulite)
  • Hair removal patch tests
  • Skin Analyses and
  • Mini Facials
  • LED light therapy
  • Acoustic wave therapy body treatment
  • Lunchtime quicklift facial treatment

Please contact EFMediSpa on
020 3411 2511
to book

24 February 2016  10.30 a.m. Megan’s Cafe Bar and Grill

120, St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 7SG

In support of local businesses: we will have 5 local(ish) mumpreneurs displaying their products and offering a small discount to the mums who come.

Alex Goldfinch

Jane Ireland
Kirsten Westlake
Mihaela Cristou
Shauna Kelly

 

Alex Goldfinch – The Essential Bag Company specialised baby and hospital bags

Jane Ireland – Usborne Books at Home organiser  – sells the complete range of Usborne children’s books from home.  Hosts home parties (free gifts for party hosts), sells at playgroups and events and organise and runs school and nursery book fairs and sponsored reading events.

Usborne books start from birth and go all the way up to 16 so I’m confident that every parent will be able to find something to suit their child.

Kirsten Westlake – Owner and founder of Wrapsody, a  luxury and bespoke gift wrapping service.

 

Mihaela Cristou – A highly acclaimed bespoke and beautiful jewellery designer.

Shauna Kelly – Produces a beautiful line of silver chains with silhouettes of your little ones as pendants. Lovely sentimental jewellery names offspring on a string

 

 


 

Free Mummy and Baby Meetings for March 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
02 March 2016  10.30 a.m.  

Cafe Richoux
3 Circus Rd, London NW8 6NX

Victoria Rennoldson Modern British etiquette for real life

Confused by how the British say one thing, but actually mean something else? Why are we so obsessed with talking about the weather? Why is everybody always saying “sorry” to each other?

Learn how British people generally behave and what they say in certain situations to help you understand why, and the most accepted way of doing things in the UK. For example, why and how the British queue, what are the general rules for walking on the pavement and when you’re on public transport.

Come along for a fun and light-hearted chat, and ask any other questions you have about British culture.

Victoria Rennoldson of Perfect Cuppa English helps to settle international people into life in London through a range of personalised services including English language for everyday and business, understanding British culture and personalised orientation walks.

09 March 2016  10.45 a.m. The Duke of York Pub

2 St Anne’s Terrace
NW8 6PJ

Dr Olga Kapellou  Dr Olga Kapellou, MD, FRCPCH, DCH is a Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist. She specialised in a number of major London teaching hospitals including Great Ormond Street, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s, Chelsea & Westminster and University College London. Her NHS base is the Homerton Hospital. She does general paediatric outpatient clinics at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth and the Portland Hospital.She will be coming to talk to parents about the Meningitis Vaccine, the boosters, where to get it from, how to spot the symptoms, how you get Meningitis and how dangerous the illness really is.
 16 March 2016  10.45 a.m. The Duke of York Pub

2 St Anne’s Terrace
NW8 6PJ

Sarah Das Sarah Das is a London based lactation consultant and reflexologist. Sarah is a registered mid wife and lactation consultant and works on a freelance basis. She also works part time at The Birth Company. She is qualified to help mothers with a range of issues related to Breastfeeding.

She will be coming to talk about “Breastfeeding, what all Mums should know.”

 


 

 

Free Mummy and Baby Meetings for April 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
20 April 2016  10.45 a.m. Harry Morgan Cafe
29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH
Ms Sarah Gilliam Ms Gillam is the head mistress of Maple Walk School and will be talking about “How to break down and read ISI reports and Ofsted reports.”
27 April 2016  10.45 a.m. Harry Morgan Cafe
29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH
P.C. Elaine Crew P.C. Elaine Crew is the constable in charge of St John’s Wood, Maida Vale and the surrounding areas. She will come and talk to us about how to keep safe, how to react if you are a victim of a mugging and various precautionary methods you can use when you are out and about with children.

 

 


 

Free Mummy and Baby Meetings for May 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
04 May 2016  10.45 a.m. Meet at  Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

and carry on to St John’s Wood Park

Coffee in the Park Making the most of the sun. We decided to have a chat in the park as we don’t get many of these wonderful sunny days. Come and join us.
11 May 2016  10.45 a.m. Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

Sweta Ramgharia Free workshop on how to introduce Math to under 4’s titled Math “DIY MATH for under 4’s” by Sweta Ramgharia.

Sweta Ramgharia taught at St John’s Wood pre-prep Reception prior to becoming a mum herself two years ago. She was instrumental in setting up a dedicated Art House Club for children at the school, and tutors children for school entrance tests on a one-on-one basis.

18 May 2016 10.45 a.m. Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

 Dr Alessandro Giardini Dr Alessandro Giardini is a paediatric cardiologist at Great Ormand Street Hospital. He will be coming to talk to parents about “How to avoid heart disease from a young age, heart murmurs and irregular heart beats and when to screen for inherited heart conditions particularly in active sporty children” 

Dr. Giardini is an expert in the diagnosis and management of children with congenital heart disease, in particular hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He is the lead for cardiology in-patient services. He also runs specialist clinics for children with paediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Exercise physiology and the investigation and treatment of syncope and chest pain are also interests.

He is particularly expert in providing guidance for children with documented cardiac disease as well as those who complain of symptoms which arise during exercise, such as chest pain, palpitations or fainting/syncope.

Dr. Giardini provides expert cardiology advice and assessment to children and adolescents who actively participate or are planning to participate in sports or those children who are practicing a sport at an athletic or competitive level.

 25 May 2016 10.45 a.m.  Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

Taylor Glenn Highly acclaimed comedian, Taylor Glenn will be coming to give parents a hilarious account of “How to be an imperfect parent”

 


 

Free Mummy and Baby Meetings for June 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
08 June 2016  10.45 a.m. Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

Sarah Beeson MBE Sarah Beeson is a well known author and parenting consultant. She will come to talk to parents about how to get your little one off to sleep with minimal effort. The talk will be titled “How best to handle your little one’s sleep issues”

She is the author of “Happy Baby, Happy Family” and of “The New Arrival” and will be signing copies of her book after her talk.

15 June 2016  10.45 a.m. Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

Dr Anshu Bhagat

Dr Anshu Bhagat has set up a new app called GPDQ. This fantastic new app facilitates a private GP coming to your home within 2 hours of booking. Private prescriptions are sourced and hospitals are arranged if needed. All without having to leave home. The service is available for children and adults. Dr Bhagat will be handing out discount codes for the service on the day.

22 June 2016 10.30 a.m. Meet at  Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

and start the walk.

 Victoria Rennoldson We will be organising a historical walk around St John’s Wood with Victoria Rennoldson. We will meet at Harry Morgan cafe at 10.30 and set off at shortly after. Please do be prompt if you would like to join us.

Assassins, spies, aristocrats, soldiers and an architect’s paradise! Come and discover St. John’s Wood’s secrets and fascinating history with a “Hidden Gems” walk guided by Victoria Rennoldson from Perfect Cuppa English.

1.5 hour walk, £10 per person. Places are limited to 10 people, so sign up soon.

This is a gentle, relaxed walk, but please wear comfortable shoes for walking and make sure you dress warmly, plus have an umbrella or waterproof jacket. We will continue with the walk, even if it’s light rain. Children are welcome in buggies.

If anybody has any mobility or fitness challenges, please can they let us know, so the walk can be adapted to include everybody.

Victoria Rennoldson was born in and has lived most of her life in the local area, and regularly leads walks for people to get to know some of the more hidden and unknown parts of North West London. Her business, Perfect Cuppa English, helps to settle international people and expats into life in London through personalised English language, culture and orientation.

 

 29 June 2016 10.45 a.m.  Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

Bahee Van De Bor Bahee Van de Bor a nutritionst and local mum will talk about weaning toddlers.

Bahee is a specialist Nephrology & Metabolic Dietitian at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and her talk will be titled, “5 tips to weaning” . She is also the founder and owner of Kids Nutrition.

This will be our last session for the summer after which we will break until September.

 


 

 

Free Mummy and Baby Meetings for September 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
07 September 2016  10.45 a.m. Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

No meeting
14 September 2016  10.45 a.m. Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

Angeli Pawar Degardin

Angeli Degardin is an experienced Independent Speech and Language therapist working in homes, nurseries and schools across North-West London. As well as working privately, she spent nearly fourteen years working with the NHS, her most recent post being that of Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist specialising in working with children under 5 years of age with speech and language disorders. She will be talking about, “Spotting signs of speech delay, early intervention and multi-lingual children” 

21 September 2016 10.45 a.m. Meet at  Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

and start the walk.

Chat and coffee with other mums.
 28 September 2016 10.45 a.m.  Harry Morgan Cafe

29 – 31 St John’s Wood High Street
London NW8 7NH

Dr Mahteen Jiwani Dr Mateen Jiwani, is a very well recommended GP looking after 9500 patients and one of the founding doctors of GPDQ. Dr Jiwani will be discussing “childhood ENT problems” and will cover grommets (insertion and removal), adenoids and tonsillitis, glue ear and other similar related issues.

GPDQ is a doctor on call service that helps get a doctor across to you at home via their app within a very short space of time. They can also source private prescriptions, arrange hospital admission and now offer vaccinations as well.

They have kindly offered Mums In The Wood, a discount code to share among our readers. Code: KYQJ69.

 

Free Mummy and Baby Meetings for October 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
05 October 2016  10.45 a.m.  

West Hampstead

Address confirmed on receipt of payment.

Victoria Rennoldson THIS TALK ONLY IS  A PAID TALK.
£25ppBritish tea traditions, a home-baked tasting menu & talk with Victoria Rennoldson of Perfect Cuppa English!Expect a delicious, home-baked British tea menu, full of traditional sweet treats, plus an interesting insight into the history and customs of tea drinking & the afternoon tea tradition in the UK.Victoria regularly gives talks about British life & culture, as well as leading orientation & discovery walks locally. Her business, Perfect Cuppa English, helps to settle international people and expats into life in London through personalised English language support, British cultural understanding and orientation.£25 per person including the tasting menu and the talk. The session will be hosted in West Hampstead. Full address provided on booking. Places are limited to 10 people, so sign up soon! Babies and children welcome.Tickets can be bought here http://mumsinthewood.com/events/british-tea-traditions-a-home-baked-tasting-menu-talk-with-victoria-rennoldson-of-perfect-cuppa-english/
12 October 2016  10.45 a.m.  

St John’s Wood Library, 20 Circus Road, NW8 6PD

Ivana Circuic (Head Librarian)

Ivana will talk to parents about the best way of introducing a child to “Reading for pleasure”. She will also cover, how parents should introduce and teach phonics and words to children.

19 October 2016 10.45 a.m. St John’s Wood Library, 20 Circus Road, NW8 6PD Dr Justine Kluk Dr Justine Kluk is a London-based consultant dermatologist and skincare expert with boutique private dermatology clinics in Hampstead Garden Suburb and Harley Street. Able to advise on all skin-related concerns.

Alongside her private practice, Dr Justine works as a consultant dermatologist in the NHS at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust where she is also responsible for teaching and training medical students at Imperial College London. Her articles have been published in leading dermatology journals and her straightforward and reliable advice is often featured in the media.

Dr Justine’s personal interests include yoga, nutrition and fitness. As such, she truly understands the interplay between looking and feeling good and considers skin health an integral part of overall wellbeing.

 26 October 2016 10.45 a.m. THERE WILL BE NO MEETING AS IT IS HALF TERM.

 

 

Free Mummy and Baby Meetings for November 2016

Date Time Place Speaker Description
02 November 2016  10.45 a.m. St John’s Wood Library, 20 Circus Road, NW8 6PD Kerry Secker from Kerry Cares Parenting Kerry Secker has a Diploma in Childcare from the National Nursery Education Board (NNEB) and has worked as a nanny for 16 years. She is a gentle parenting consultant and will be advising and taking questions from parents on separation anxiety.
09 November 2016  10.45 a.m.  

St John’s Wood Library, 20 Circus Road, NW8 6PD

Pilar Manzanaro

Pilar Manzanaro (BANT, CNHC) is the Nutritional Therapist behind Purple Carrot’s ethos of supporting health and wellbeing through a deliciously healthy and personalised diet that fits your lifestyle.

She will be coming to talk to parents about “Introducing new foods to fussy toddlers and handling picky eaters” and will also cover the nutritional and health benefits of the various foods that can be introduced to toddlers.

16 November 2016 10.45 a.m. St John’s Wood Library, 20 Circus Road, NW8 6PD Ari Last from Bubble Babysitting “Bubble” has been created to make hiring a baby sitter as easy as the touch of a button.  Leaving the traditional agency model behind, bubble is an on-demand service that uses social and community data (e.g. Facebook, schools & nurseries) to connect parents with babysitters that already exist within their wider personal networks – the sitters already used by friends and people they trust the most.  The business was founded on the principle that when it comes to finding a babysitter, nothing is as powerful as a personal connection.

Ari will be coming to talk to parents about the app and he will be giving parents an exclusive voucher for £15 off their first sit, valid only for parents who attend on the day.

 23 November 2016 10.45 a.m. St John’s Wood Library, 20 Circus Road, NW8 6PD Kath London THIS IS A PAID TALK. Kath is a career consultant and runs Runneth London. She will be holding a CV workshop at St Johns Wood Library to help mums who are thinking about revamping their CVs and going back to work.
30 November 2016  10.45 a.m.  St John’s Wood Library, 20 Circus Road, NW8 6PD  Sarah Das  Sarah Das is a London based lactation consultant and reflexologist. Sarah is a registered mid wife and lactation consultant and works on a freelance basis. She also works part time at The Birth Company. She is qualified to help mothers with a range of issues related to Breastfeeding.She will be coming to talk about “What Mums need to know about breastfeeding and how to handle reflux”
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