Brazilian Portugues Toddler Groups in SE London?

(63 Posts)
jabuti Sun 09-Nov-08 17:32:26

hello there!

i was wondering if there is any of us around willing to form a toddler group?

im brazilian but i thought i would post in english so anyone can read it and doesnt feel left out

TwinkleToes76 Tue 11-Nov-08 12:51:39

I would but unfortunately I'm in NW london - my DD's father is Brazilian...

jabuti Wed 12-Nov-08 22:27:46

hi twinkle!

pity this city is soooo big, the commute is a killer. how old is your dd?

mine is 15 months and im not sure what she is speaking at the moment for the few words she is saying, it could be either language.

my dp is english.

TwinkleToes76 Thu 13-Nov-08 09:41:31

Hi! She's 13 months, mostly just copying sounds and grunting at the moment but she has just started saying a couple of things in English (bye bye, there and nose)and sometimes says "Pap" when she wants her dad, so that's half a Portuguese word! There is only her dad and her aunt in the UK who speak Portuguese to her so I've been looking everywhere to try to find a local-ish playgroup for Brazilian children but no luck so far. Have you been to the Brazilian Educational and Cultural Centre in Twickenham? I think they run a playgroup, Portuguese lessons and put on several events throughout the year for children. Its a bit too far to go for me unfortunately...

jabuti Thu 13-Nov-08 20:16:37

oh wow, what an excellent place! its far for me too, but we are planning to move out next year then it might be closer.

strangely enough, a friend of mine just gave me this link: i had not tell her that i was looking for brazilian networks. we might be able to find our solution there! im going to check it out now.

i guess your daugther is speaking english because you spend more time with her? mine only speak really basic stuff, like mama, papa and babe (as in bahbe, not english babe). and they all sound like could be either language really. she understands in both languages isolated words such as "no", "nose, eyes, mouth". i cant wait til she can really speak to us!!!

TwinkleToes76 Fri 14-Nov-08 18:28:46

thanks for the link, i can't believe that with the amount of Brazilians in London these days there isn't a single playgroup for their kids somewhere!

jabuti Sun 16-Nov-08 18:39:54

hi twinkle! today i met a brazilian mom with her ds during soft play, hallelujah! she knows other ones too. that website will put me in contact with brazilian families in my area, hopefully i can get something started wink

TwinkleToes76 Sun 16-Nov-08 19:09:02

Thats great! And a strange coincidence - i met a brazilian mum at the library who has a DS about the same age as mine whose friend is hoping to start a playgroup near me for bi-lingual brazilian/english kids!! Lets just hope it actually happens! Let me know if you start something up...was it you who sent an email through that website today??

jabuti Sun 16-Nov-08 20:32:20

yes, i am the mom in greenwich trying to start a group! ana is the coordinator that sends the email in the name of the parent. this mom i met today is willing to take part too.

that is strange. it may be true, after all, that the mind can attract what we want wink

there is some recommended literature in the website too.

rosemama Thu 16-Apr-09 11:34:54

Hi Ladies,

I am Brazilian living near Greenwich. My husband is English and we have a baby boy.

Jabuti ! I saw your message about starting a playgroup in Greenwich and think that is a great idea. :-)

I also would like my son to play with other "Anglo-Brasileiros(as)" ! I learned that there are a few playgroups in west London and was willing to start/support a similar group in the east. Traveling to west with a child every week is not easy. Please let me know if you need help to start the group.

Also free for a coffee in Greenwich if you are available.

Gita22 Fri 17-Apr-09 20:13:55

I am not Brazilian but Spanish, sorry for jumping in... but an idea for you to meet would be the local library: a half an hour session, once a week to sing and read stories to your kids in your language.
We do one in Spanish in Blackheath and starting another one in Plumstead next week. You can contact the library and propose it to them (do not know if any specific requirement though...).
It is a great way of meeting other mums/dads and be able to speak your mother tongue and very good for the kids, of course, that is the whole point!! After the songs you can go for a coffee/tea, park...
I loved it when I was on maternity leave and I could do it (I am working full time now...). I still keep in touch with the mums and from time to time we go out without the kids, which is also nice.
Well, good luck with your group and enjoy it!!

angelacris21 Thu 14-May-09 18:58:08

Hi, I'm Brazilian and live in Greenwich. I'm looking for a baby group, my baby is nearly 6 months now. Have you formed a group? Can we meet for coffee sometime?

Ross111 Wed 20-May-09 14:18:05

Hi all, I'm Brazilian too and pregnant at the moment but very keen to support the group as soon my little one is born in 4 weeks.
I live in Forest Hill which is very close to Greenwich, so we can meet up for a coffee in the next few months to come.

rosemama Fri 22-May-09 16:13:49

Hi Angela & Ross
I have posted a message a while ago without any reply from others. i am keen on meeting if you both wish too. My baby is 3 months old and i am willing to put him in contact with other Brazilians to help him to develop his Portuguese. I know it is early but we mothers could start meeting to get to know each other and try to come up with some activities/playgroup in the Greenwich area. I would love to get in touch please mail me at

Ate breve Patricia

AudreyMorrison Fri 05-Jun-09 19:24:21


I am new to mumsnet and found this language discussion area searching with google.

I am Australian married to a Brazilian and had two boys who are now 7 and 5 while living for almost 10 years in Portugal.

I am searching the net for other Portuguese speaking families so that my children have the opportunity to continue speaking Portuguese.

My Portuguese is at a basic level so I don't speak with them at home as they will learn bad grammatical habits.

We live in NW London. I saw that Twinkletoes76 lives in NW London. I can't email you as I haven't had time to pay the £5 to email directly.

I am wondering if there are any families or mums with kids who would like to meet up.

I will check back here in a week to see if anyone has answered this post.


TwinkleToes76 Sun 07-Jun-09 20:52:42

Hi AudreyMorrison!

We're in Camden, anywhere near you? My daughter is only 20 months but happy to meet up if you're near by. We did meet a load of other Brazilian/English families in the area to discuss a playgroup/Portuguese lessons but somehow it hasn't materialised into anything yet - i have made my other half promise to do something about it tomorrow and re-establish contact! Most of the other families we met had kids the same age as yours so if you are nearby it might be worth me adding you to the email list.

jabuti Tue 14-Jul-09 19:09:08

hello there! sorry for vanishing... im back. i just emailed rosemama and please email her if you are interested in joining us. myself and another 2 brazilian moms are meeting once per month, the next meeting will be on the 9th of august.

let me know!

rosemama Fri 17-Jul-09 12:46:41

Ola Jabuti

Que bom ter noticias. Eu respondi seu e-mail obrigada. Conte comigo no dia 9 de agosto!

Ate breve
Rose Mamawink

mamaepata Wed 09-Sep-09 20:00:16

Hello, I just started to look for brasilian toddler groups. My son is 22 months and we'd love to meet some other brazilian moms and babies.

jabuti Fri 11-Dec-09 19:44:14

ola mamapaeta,

so vi agora a sua mensagem, pode me contactar pela mumsnet? prefiro nao publicar meu email aqui.

drix Mon 25-Jan-10 11:49:00

Hello everyone
I live in SE, near Greenwich and just found this thread. I'm Brazilian married to an English guy and we have a 4-1/2 months old baby boy and would very much like to meet other bilingual babies in the area. Is there anything going on/ or anyone interested in starting?

jabuti Mon 15-Feb-10 15:32:28

oi drix!

no dia 28 de fevereiro eu e mais 2 maes brasileiras (que nos vemos pelo menos uma vez por mes) vamos nos encontrar aqui em casa. voce quer se juntar a nos? a ideia eh expor os pequenos a lingua portuguesa regularmente, eh muito importante que eles oucam outras pessoas falando tambem, e que nao seja so conversa direcionada para eles.

se estiver afim, me mande um email ta biscuit

Sol1 Tue 02-Mar-10 13:39:42

oi meninas,

meu bebezinho so tem 1 mes, mas ja gostaria de comecar a encontrar brasileiras com filhos na minha area. Moro em Twickenham, tem alguem local ai?

TwinkleToes76 Wed 03-Mar-10 10:54:39

Hi Sol1

There is an organisation called Breacc (Brazilian Education and Cultural Centre) in Twinkenham that runs playgroups, language classes and events for Brazilian/Bi-lingual families. Their website doesn't seem to be working at the moment but you can email them on for details.

Sol1 Wed 24-Mar-10 16:06:35

hi Twinkle,

thanks, I'll try emailing them

jabuti Wed 23-Jun-10 11:47:44

hello everyone!

we are still living in se3 and still interested in conecting with more brazilian chidlren.

email me if you would like to meet smile

Mariltb Wed 08-Sep-10 21:03:24

Hi Ladies,

I am setting up a brazilian playgroup for children aged from 0-5 years.

It will be in SW19 (wimbledon). I am collecting name of people interested in book a term and we will start as soon as I achive the number of 8 mummies and babies. So far we have 2 mums on the waiting list!!

I am brazilian and I have been teaching Portugueses to children from 0-8.

Please contact me if you are interested

See you soon!!!!

estrela Tue 07-Dec-10 22:25:30

Oi gente,
Estou tentando reunir maes brazileiras com seus bebes e criancas de ate 3 anos aqui em minha casa. VIVO na regiao de St.Albans.
Para contatos meu email e:

estrela Fri 10-Dec-10 22:54:29

Oi gente, so para esclarecer mais onde vivo.
St. Albans fica em Hertfordshire, norte de Londres.
Espero respostas.

Fabibi Mon 14-Mar-11 15:02:40

Hi Jabuti and other Brazilian mums,
I am Brazilian too married to a Scottish husband and have a 15 months old boy. I am also close to Greenwich and would love to join the group if it is still going.
I can't wait to hear from you.

Alebrazil Wed 04-May-11 09:20:22

oi.. sou Alessandra, brazileira casada com holandez,moro um ano em londres, e gostaria de saber se sabem de algo sobre cultura aos sabados p meu filho de 4anos na area Greenwich/woolwich p meu filho ter uma vida social tb, conhecer amiguinhos e nao perder nossa cultura/festas.. desde ja fico mto agradecida!!

Alebrazil Wed 04-May-11 09:22:02

tb tenho um filho de 16 anos,somos novatos em London e moramos em area Greenwich/woolwich..

Alebrazil Wed 04-May-11 09:28:54

oi drix.. sou novata em london e moro 3 semanas em Greenwich e poderemos nos conhecer, sou brasileira casada c holandez e temos um filho de 4 anos e 9 meses..

Alebrazil Wed 04-May-11 09:39:07

sou novata aqui no site e em london tb, abertas p amizades e vida social familiar, tenho dois filhos, um de 16 e outro de 4 anos e 9 meses, moro area Greenwich/woolwich 3 semanas e nao sei nada aqui ainda, mas se alguem tiver interesse em ajudar de alguma forma tb para nossos filhos nao ficarem sem amiguinhos.. agradeco a todos antecipadamente..

HerHissyness Fri 13-May-11 19:05:10

Se existe alguem que vive no norte de Hampshire, favor entre em contacto comigo? Estou apenas 1 hora por trem de londres, entao existe possibilidade de reunir na cidade tambem.

Sou inglesa, fluente em Portugues (brasileiro), mas nao me importa se for de Portugal ou do Brasil, eu darei um jeitinho de entender grin

Tenho um rapaz de 5 anos, nao fala portugues (ainda grin) mas quem sabe?!

Ana10 Sun 19-Jun-11 11:15:12

Hi All,
I have just joined mumsnet trying to find other Brazilian or other expat mothers in my area (SE3) and found this post...
Has this group been formed after all? If so, does it still exist?
I am Brazilian and mother of a 6 months old baby and would love to be in contact with other Brazilian or expat mothers who are also raising a baby in another country and away from family.
I am happy to start a group if there is nothing already formed.

sandrasp Sun 25-Sep-11 18:09:01

Ola Ana, tudo bom?
Eu morro em Bermondsey talvez seja perto de voce, eu tenho uma bebezinha de 10 meses, gostaria de saber se vc conseguiu forma o grupo ou mesmo combinar de se encontrar em algum park ou cafe.

gonzalez Sat 15-Oct-11 14:55:08

hi! I am portuguese but grew up in South Africa and have 2 boys (aged 5 and 3)- we live in East Twickenham, on the river next to Richmond Bridge - not in a house boat but sometimesthe air is so damp it feels like we are in a boat!

I would really like them to learn brazilian portuguese with other children.

I liked the idea which one mum had - that we approach the library as a venue to hold our classes. If there are enough of us interested, I am happy to approach the library. Anyone out there who feels able to teach the children?

Newborncroydon Sat 14-Jan-12 17:07:24

We have a newborn in croydon area and my Brazilian partner is struggling and needs more Brazilian mothers to meet and talk with, is there anywhere in the south London/ croydon area she can go with our newborn?

saritarink1981 Sun 12-Feb-12 22:36:17

Oi!! Meu nome e Sarah e eu tenho um menino - o Noah, de 9 meses. Vi as conversas de algum tempo atras e queria saber se vcs se encontram regularmente em algum lugar em SE London. Eu moro em Canary Wharf, mas bem perto de Greenwhich tb. Moro em Londres há 5 anos, sou casada com um inglês e acabamos de voltar de uma temporada de 3 meses no Brasil, e eu não queria que o Noah perdesse o contato com a língua. O ideal seria se tivéssemos um playgroup. Vou consultar a minha biblioteca e saber o q eles dizem. E a Idea Store de Canary Wharf - alguém conhece? XXX

SarahVianaReis Mon 13-Feb-12 19:42:52


Meu nome tbm e Sarah! Moro em Londres mais de 5 anos e tenho um menino que se chama Benjamin. Gostaria muito que ele tivesse um amigo/a brasileirinho/a!! Moro em Streatham Hill.


Bruna1 Mon 20-Feb-12 10:55:28

O meu nome e Bruna e tenho uma bebezinha linda de 8 meses. A Beatriz nasceu em Londres mas e filha de pai Brasileiro e mae Portuguesa e estamos a procura de amiguinhos que falam o portugues. No momento vamos aos todler groups mas gostariamos que ela convive-se com criancas da nossa cultura para aprender o portugues e fazer amiguinhos. Nos vivemos no SE de Londres e quem sabe podemos encontrar, se estiver aborrecida em casa e procura outras maes para partilhar historias e ideias entre em contacto o meu email e
Em vauxhall ha um Portuguese Singing and story time group que acontece todas as segundas e ultimas sextas do mes. Os locais sao: Durning Library 167 Kennington Lane; South Lambeth Library 180 South Lambeth Road SW8 1QP. Espero que esta informacao ajude.

1Mel Tue 28-Feb-12 13:18:27

Ola meu nome e Eliene, mas me chamam de Mel.
Tenho um um bebe de 5 meses (menino), moro em Twickenham, e gostaria de fazer amizade para troca de experiencias e para meu filho ter amiguinhos (a) da mesma cultura...vai fazer dois anos que estou em londres mas quase nao conheco brasileiras... sei que existe um grupo de Brasileiras que se encontram no sabado em Twickenham , porque li em mesagens acima, mas nao sei o alguem puder me ajudar...

Flavinha Thu 08-Mar-12 20:50:36

Oiii! Meu nome e Flavia, e tenho um filho de 18 meses chamado Lucas! Gostaria muito que o Lucas tivesse amiguinhos brasileiros para ele aprender o Portugues! Moramos em Beckenham e nao conheco muitas mamaes brasileiras por aqui! Passeams muito em Greenwich, Blackheath, Canary Wharf, etc so let me know se alguem souber de algum playgroup in SE! Xxx

MilMae Tue 20-Mar-12 21:29:54

Ola, estou em Strawberry Hill, bem do ladinho de Twickenham. Tenhos 2 meninos, um de 2 anos e um bebezinho de 1 mes. Eu fui no playgroup brasileiro uma vez so, mas meu primeiro filho ainda era pequenino. Gostaria de ir novamente. E aos Sabados das 9:30 as 11 eu acho... aqui esta o link:

Gostaria de conhecer e fazer amizade com outras maes brasileiras

gonzalez Sun 25-Mar-12 13:00:38

hello, I am still looking to meet other portuguese mums with children in Richmon/ boys are 6 and 3 and half. Anyone....?

Belamie Wed 18-Apr-12 12:30:36

Before all my brazilian roots dry and die completely, I've decided to give it a go and search for Brazilian mums around me. I've googled "Brazilian mums in London", "Brazilian mum in south east", "Brazil + mums", and other related words. Results came up with this thread and a few other quite interesting Blogs. Here So, I've decided to make a ad and jump head in in this new search. So, if you're around and would like to meet, please get in touch!

estrela Tue 29-May-12 14:55:26

Oi meninas de York,
meu nome e Alessandra, ja faz um mes que me mudei para esta linda cidade. Gostaria de saber sobre algum grupo de mums , se nao houver, estou disponivel a comecar um urgente...., tenho um filho de 3 e uma menina de 2anos. Contatos em meu email:

Camibapi Tue 25-Sep-12 23:53:20

Sou brasileira, nascida no Rio, e morava na Australia por quase dez anos, acabei de mudar para ca, e tenho duas meninas uma de 3,5 anos e outa newborn, gostaria de fazer amizade com outras mamaes brasileiras, estamos morando em Essex por enquanto mas devemos mudar para London, adoraria conhecer pessoas nessa area o em London...meu email e

talita2101 Sun 21-Oct-12 22:19:44

ola eu moro em crystal palace, minha dd tem 15 meses e gostaria de participar de um grupo!

vfdhdshbcsyn Sat 26-Jan-13 09:22:09

Sou nova nesse site... Estou morando em londres e tenho um filho de 16 meses. Gostaria de conhecer outras maes...

vfdhdshbcsyn Sat 26-Jan-13 09:29:20

Talita2101 onde fica isso?

miriam82 Thu 21-Feb-13 16:12:33

Oi meninas. Alguem perto de Sevenoaks?
De qualquer forma eu sempre estou todo sabado em Londres

rakelixx Fri 01-Mar-13 21:07:03

Sou educadora de Infancia, e vou para Londres em Abril.
Caso precisem de nanny ou algo contacte.

1Mel Sat 27-Jul-13 02:39:57

Ola moro em Twickenham, sou Brasileira tenho dois meninos o Richard de 22 meses e o David de 2 meses, gostaria de conhecer outras mamaes...para troca de esxperiencia e tbm p/ meus filhos tenham amigos (a). meu email;

1Mel Sat 27-Jul-13 22:45:19

Ola moro em Twickenham, sou Brasileira tenho dois meninos o Richard de 22 meses e o David de 2 meses, gostaria de conhecer outras mamaes...para troca de esxperiencia e tbm p/ meus filhos tenham amigos (a). meu email;

1Mel Sat 27-Jul-13 22:48:30

OBS: Meu email correto e, elienedemel@hotmail

1Mel Sat 27-Jul-13 22:55:40

Ola moro em Twickenham, sou Brasileira tenho dois meninos o Richard de 22 meses e o David de 2 meses, gostaria de conhecer outras mamaes...para troca de esxperiencia e tbm p/ meus filhos tenham amigos (a). meu email;

1Mel Sat 27-Jul-13 22:56:56

Ola moro em Twickenham, sou Brasileira tenho dois meninos o Richard de 22 meses e o David de 2 meses, gostaria de conhecer outras mamaes...para troca de esxperiencia e tbm p/ meus filhos tenham amigos (a). meu email;

AnaKeogh Sat 12-Oct-13 12:36:55

Hi all
I live in Wanstead East London but happy to drive to greenwich. I am Brazilian and my husband is English we have a 4 years and 6 month. She is full time school and I am in full time employememt so in my case it would be weekends.


Patig Sun 01-Jun-14 00:27:01

Hi, anyone interested in a Brazilian playgroup in/around Dulwich?

smalipayo Mon 30-Jun-14 10:20:13

yes, I am very interested in a brazilian playgroup, how I get more info???

smalipayo Wed 02-Jul-14 08:25:30

send me an email about the Brazilian playgroup pls to

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