Professional Couple in Beaconsfield expecting 1st baby in December seek similar for mutual help, support, advice and alcohol over the coming months/maybe years! He, 40 works in film, DW mid-30s charity Director. In Beaconsfield for 2 years, exiles from Notting Hill and finding the natives here a bit "odd".
Is there anyone out there....???!
Hello, we are looking to relocate back to the UK from Toronto - any comments on Beaconsfield as a neighbourhood to raise our 11 year old and 8 year old?
Anybody with any comments would be greatly appreciated - i am somewhat hesitant but my husband is all for the move.
Hi all, we moved to Beaconsfield with our 2 boys (aged 3 and 18m) last summer. I grew up in the area but it's very different to be back with little ones, and also very different from our last home in Canary Wharf!
We have settled in pretty well - the boys are enjoying a couple of days each week in nursery (Northgate House) and we have signed up to some good groups too - but I would love to make new local friends with similar aged kids.
Is anyone keen to meet for a coffee one day?
Hello, we have now been in Beaconsfield for about ten weeks and enjoying it so far. Very happy to meet for a coffee!
Hi SouthernCali, yes lots of people out here have made the same journey!! Hope you're settling in ok. Have you sorted your child's school place out yet? Beaconsfield is lucky to have great schools - both St Mary's and Butlers are brilliant so am sure you'll make the right decision. For meet ups, you can post above in the meet ups section to arrange something - am sure there are lots of people around who would love to meet for coffee
I'm an American in England for 10 years, just moved to Beaconsfield from Chiswick, West London. There do seem to be quite a few Americans and West Londoners here - just looking for a bit of space and good schools eh? Let me know if anyone wants to meet up for a coffee. Also what baby groups you recommend. I have a 4 yr old and a 1 yr old. Also trying to decide between a place at St Mary's and one offered at Butler's Court. So I am wondering where your kids go or plan to go. x
Are you all still there?! Did you survive?! We are moving from Notting Hill to Denham village near Gerrards Cross in September and I am so pleased to hear about other exiles! We are two young boys (4&2) and I am feeling totally unsure about the move, though obv willing to give it a good go.
Hello, I am moving to Beaconsfield after five years abroad (was living in London before that) and keen to meet some other mums. I have two girls, one was two in April, and the other is 4 months. I see some meet ups have been arranged. Are they still going on? If so, when is the next one? We would love to join you! X
Hi Ladies, hope you all had a good bank holiday.
Anyone for meeting up this week?
Would be goog to meet up soon.
Yes Monday works for us! Oh, and I'm no ocunting the boxes that will now be living in the boxroom until we find somewhere to buy. House hunting at the moment is proving a bit challenging with not much around at all.
Hooray for Monday! Looking forward to meeting some local mums.
Wow, you've done better than us - over 2 years on and we still have a garage full of boxes!
Great, Monday would be best for me, say 10am? Let's hope the weather stays and we could then brave the outdoors! I'll post on Group meet ups once you confirm that works for you, and we can see who else is around
So good to hear you are keen to fix a meet up!
All but two boxes unpacked so we've made super progress!
We have Tumble Tots on Wed morn, Monkey Music Fri morning so free Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays are good for catching up.
How about arranging something for next week?
Hi Twinkle, I hope you're settling in ok and not surrounded by too many boxes!
I have 2 1/2 yo daughter, and am planning to arrange a meet up in Beaconsfield, so lets go for it - what days are good for you? I'll then post and hopefully others are free to join us too.
We did a couple of terms of Tumble Tots which dd loved, but had to stop as it clashed with her new nursery days. Haven't done Monkey Music, but have friends who recommend.
Let's sort a date, and in the meantime feel free to ask for any info you need.
This thread has made me laugh. We moved out of Ealing about 10 years ago now and when we were looking I remember the EA saying 'not another one from West London'. Look around you, I think you will find a LOT of people from London in Beaconsfield and generally around this part of Bucks.
BucksMumJen is spot on with her post, Bucks is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. I am surprised at so many who are moving here without getting a feel for the place first.
We're new to Beaconsfield we moved in a week ago! My little girl is 2 and I would love to meet other mothers with little ones around the same age.
Desperate need of new local friends to meet up with and also to share info on local groups and activities.
I'm planning to go to storytime at the library on Tuesday morning. Has anyone been? Thoughts?
Also we are going to start Monkey Music and give Tumble Tots a try too.
Would love to hear from anyone else looking to make new friends.
Hi Luckychri - it's the Local Editor here!
Beaconsfield is a fantastic area, with lots to offer both kids and adults alike. Brilliant location for commuting - half an hour journey to London, and easy access to major motorways. I'm sure you've done some research already, but the three state schools (Butlers Court, St Mary's & Holtspur) are all really good and there are plenty of other private schools around if you prefer. You mentioned your daughter is only 11 months old, so secondary school is years away, but it's worth knowing the Grammar school system is in operation here with 11+ entrance exam. It appears lots of pressure comes with this, but fab if they pass as the Grammar schools are great.
Lots of nurseries, do your research and take a look at these sooner rather than later (some smaller ones have big waiting lists).
There is SO much to do around here for families, lots of out door spaces, and local attractions all within short distances. For the grown ups there are plenty places for a childfree night out, and for a proper grown up night there is always the Crazy Bear (worth a visit for the people watching alone!)
I see earlier in the thread people have mentioned the 'locals being odd', but I guess that depends on your point of reference, and who you chance upon. Most people here seem to have moved out of London, and in my experience are very friendly and normal (whatever that means!).
Good luck with the move, and let me know if you'd like any more specific info.
we are looking into moving to Beaconsfield. We have a daughter, she is 11 month old. Can anyone please tell me what it's like there???!!!
Thanks a million!
I've an almost two yr old and a 3mo and local to the area. Be happy to meet.
I'd recommend brindleys house - is a day nursery but has a public cafe attached with toys and a ball pool for the children. I love it there!!
The Curzon centre also has quite a lot going on
I've tried a couple of groups but am still looking. My little one is 10months - bit of an age gap but if you are looking for someone to meet for coffee etc please let me know.
We have just moved to Beaconsfield and have a DS who turned 2 at the end of July. We are from the UK but moved from Dubai so sort of starting over again. Can anyone recommend any good children's groups or where to find groups/coffee mornings etc. Music, play anything would be good! I'd like to meet other Mum's in the area to.
I realise this thread is old but I'm now in the same situation, kind of. We moved to Amersham a few years ago from London and had our first baby in November 2011. Just moved to Beaconsfield and not sure where to find baby groups/coffee mornings etc where I can meet others like me. Husband works full time in London.
If there's anyone out there with ideas/in same situation, please let me know!!
(Not quite sure why previous posts think natives are strange here - just the same as everyone else!!)
Wexham is also fantastic and takes babies under 30 weeks in SCBU (not all hospitals do). Ds was born there and had the most amazing care (they saved his life). I'm glad he has Slough on his birth certificate as without the care he had from birth and on going he wouldn't have survived to be a now healthy six yr old.
Wexham has private rooms and a relatively new (3 yrs old) birthing centre.
Fwiw lots of so-called 'natives' (myself included) work in the City so I'm surprised that you see a difference.
some of you are being very rude! You talk of 'the natives' as if they are savages, however, you will find that they are more than likely people like yourself who have migrated from London.
And Stoke Mandeville is a fantastic hospital with excellent care, especially in the maternity wing. Just wait until you need it for your child at the new A&E paediatric wing, it is far better than most London hospitals I have had to visit, with the exception of GOSH.
We are fairly new to the area from London and live in Flackwell Heath. We are expecting our first child in early February.
I'm early 30s and a Deputy Headteacher. My husband is mid 30s and works as a Product Developer. We are happy to meet up.
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