Helpful staff, aesthetic beauty and a great mix of educational activities – not necessarily the things kids will care about but all so necessary for parents.
Sarah Issuree works as a part-time Latin teacher at a prep school in Knightsbridge. She has lived in Brockley for 11 months and has a 15-month-old daughter called Theodora and an eight-year-old step-daughter called Ava.
Huma Qureshi has lived in Crouch End for five years and has three sons: Suffian (4), Sina (nearly 3) and Jude (7 months). Huma owns online lifestyle store Our Story Time and previously worked as a Guardian journalist.
Joanne Finney has lived in Barnes and East Sheen for about 10 years. She works as a journalist on women’s magazines and has a 16-month-old son called Kit.
Jam Circus might sound vaguely menstrual, but this Brockley favourite is rather more welcome than a visit from Aunt Flo.
Running space and crowd control alone are enough to make this museum toddler-friendly – screw the potentially terrifying subject matter.
The kids’ play area, despite being popularly referred to as ‘soft play’ is in fact anything but, consisting of a brightly painted half-pipe situation and a few concrete shapes.