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Smithy Tue 26-Jun-07 17:10:36

Any Mumsnetters out there in Bracknell? I am mum to two boys ds1 (5) and ds2 (3). Lived here since 1992 (is it really that long?!). Hope to chat with people on here and will add some listings on places we like to go.
Cheers for now.

MultiCulturalMother Fri 06-Jul-07 23:43:23

I'm afraid that I can't be of much use to you, as I've only been in Berks for 1 month, with my 6 yr old daughter. However, I'll follow this thread to see what you recommend!

chopster Fri 13-Jul-07 12:34:46

I'm jsut up the road in North Ascot. Have dd (7), ds1 (5) and dts (2).

MultiCulturalMother Fri 03-Aug-07 11:22:10

Am also in North Ascot, and wondering about getting my daughter involved in local summer clubs such as those which offer ballet, sports, etc. Any comments/ recommendations?

nannynick Sun 26-Aug-07 22:44:15

No info on summer clubs I'm afraid, but a 6 year old I babysit has been going to Pinewood Gymnastics Club in Wokingham and loves it. So if you are after a local (well, local ish) gymnastics club, that is one to try.

Quootiepie Tue 11-Sep-07 18:15:28

Just managed to work MN local - I am in Bracknell with a 17 month old son. x

rica Sun 04-Nov-07 01:44:44

Hello everyone - I'm from Finchampstead. Have a 13 month old DS who just started nursery. Any good (or bad) feedback from Toad Hall Nursery? Just read the messages from the nursery section and feeling pretty down as there are loads of horror stories. We didn't have any probs so far although my DS is a happy boy and I'm scared that I won't notice if something is not ok...

nannynick Tue 06-Nov-07 07:23:37

Toad Hall nursery (Edneys Hill) is independent, not part of Toad Hall Group (nearest nursery I think is Woking). I've been in the latter, but not the independent Toad Hall at Edneys Hill. My view is that nurseries vary a lot, independents tend to be better than group nurseries.
Best thing to do, is to pick up/drop off your DS at random times if at all possible - so that you are arriving unexpectedly.

PrettyCandles Sun 11-Nov-07 07:45:54

St Crispins sports centre in Wokingham do some nice holiday clubs. You can book anything from a couple of sessions to whole weeks. Mostly sporting activities, of course, but there are also art sessions. My elder two have enjoyed them a lot.

gill64c Sat 24-Nov-07 23:00:06

Message for Rica re. Toad Hall nursery: I have a very trustowrthy friend whose two children have both been at Toad Hall (Edney's Hill). The younger one is still there one or two days/week. I'm sure if anything wasn't right my friend would have changed nurseries. Good luck!

amandag2232 Tue 18-Dec-07 15:34:17

Hello! I'm in Camberley - am new to the area and only know my dp and my ds. Am desperate to meet people as ds, at nearly 7 weeks, is not much of a conversationalist! Does anyone out there know of any good groups to go to?

eleanorsmum Sat 22-Dec-07 10:01:59

hi all. Just found this! I'm in bracknell too. DD is 3.4yrs and I'm a childminder.
maybe we can meet up one day!

chezzie8 Mon 07-Jan-08 12:12:59

Hi girls,

I'm Cheryl, and have been in Sandhurst now for 2 years, but never really got into any groups, and really missing company during the days, also friends for my daughter Ellie who is two in March, and another on the way!

Amanda, Camberley is just down the road from here, I know a few groups, plus the play areas are good, like Jakes? We go there every week or so.

Eleanorsmum, just up the road from you too. Would love to meet up.

Anyway, message back, or I'm chezzie8

Cheryl x

Jarv1758 Thu 24-Jan-08 10:33:50

Just got onto this site through my daughter. Am a young grandma/nanny to 4 grandchildren, two 3 year olds and two babies under 1 year.

Look after my youngest, 5 months on a monday and have just started my own laundry and ironing business. I will iron or wash and iron your clothes and pick up and delivery them back to you, all hung or folded. I know its cheeky but if interest email

Jilko Wed 06-Feb-08 11:43:52

Hi...I have lived in Bracknell for almost 9 years and due my first DC in June. At the moment I'm looking into mother & baby groups or anything that will help me get out of the house once baby arrives...can't wait! Am also looking into childminders for when I go back to work in March '09 although that seems a long way off at the moment!


LadyOfWaffle Wed 06-Feb-08 19:20:56

I keep forgetting about this Local section! my 2nd DC is due in August, not that far away from yours Jilko

eleanorsmum Tue 11-Mar-08 08:23:14

ooh more bracknell people! shall i start a meet up thread maybe?

tinkberbell112 Fri 18-Apr-08 09:41:52

Hi I live in Wokingham with two girls one is 4 years old and other is 14 months, I have lived here for nine years. I know of a childminder in temple park if you want her email?

eleanorsmum Thu 24-Apr-08 15:26:07

Jilko - if you get back to this at all, I'm a cm in bracknell and will have a vacancy from january if you're interested. e mail me on keri dot bradley at tiscali dot co dot uk

Brightie Thu 18-Sep-08 23:21:48


Can anyone recommend any good toddler groups in Bracknell? I have never been to any and now little one is nearly 2 I think it would be worth a try!


shanks313 Wed 29-Oct-08 10:07:24


Im in Bracknell too...I have DD1 aged 19 months and DD2 aged 6 months.
Would love a meet up if anyones interested?

FrancescaBerkshire Wed 22-Sep-10 20:24:07


I live in central Wokingham. My son is 2.5 and im looking for a childminder for next year when he starts Pre-School. Im looking for three days a week inc summer holidays. Are there any Childminders out there who can help?

Many thanks

freeangel Sat 05-Mar-11 17:44:14

HIya, i live in wokingham and am a nanny for 3 girls! Brightie theres a tg on a wednesday am at 9.30am at the easthampstead baptist chuch in bracknell. Thats a nice one, ive been going there for a few years now!

cheryl there is a nice tg in owlsmoor on a wednesday am, think its 9.30, its called the toy library and it is next to the doctors in owlsmoor!

collision Sat 05-Mar-11 17:47:36

This thread is really old OP. smile

freeangel Sat 05-Mar-11 17:56:44

Yep, saw the date after i wrote on it! hee hee

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