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Author Archives: PickedANickname

More childcare centres in Canberra please!

By 16 July 2013

More of a whinge than anything. I know, shock and horror, a Canberran whinging.
I am looking for just one day a week in a childcare centre for my 12 month old. I have the other four days sorted with in home care but really wanted to have one day for her to socialise with other [...]

It’s scripture in school time again!

By 16 November 2011

To get it out of the way, I do not support any scripture in schools. I feel that religion is a personal choice and something that is managed by a family, not taught by random strangers at a public school.
I am curious to know how other schools in the ACT run the program.
The one my [...]

Comic book class?

By 15 October 2010

Are there any comic book art classes for teens in Canberra? 
I have an interested teen. I have looked in the yellowpages and  have googled until my fingers are numb.
Thanks in advance!

Question about discrimination and renting

By 30 October 2009

I have a friend who is in a wheelchair and is on disability and the spouse works as a nurse.  They also have a small child. They are seeking to rent somewhere that is near a primary school so my friend can “wheel” her child to school.  The spouse makes just enough to disqualify them [...]

Au Pair

By 10 August 2009

Hi,
I am considering an Au Pair for when my child starts Kindy next year. 
Any advice or experience?
Any social/support groups in Canberra?
Thanks!

Looking for Martial Arts class for child

By 1 July 2009

Hi,
Just looking for a martial arts class for my 4 year old that is on a Saturday.  Ideally I would love a class that the whole family could join in as well (Mum, Dad and little guy). I love Kung Fu/Wing Chun but I have a feeling 4 year olds aren’t catered for with that [...]

“Hold it in” at Murrumbateman

By 14 July 2008

I am writing about a public safety issue.
On Friday July 11, my husband, my child and I were on a trip from visiting Tumut and returning to Canberra.   On the way home at about 6:30pm, my husband purchased fuel and snacks (value of about $80) from the Caltex located on the Barton Highway at Murrumbateman. [...]

Frank and Fearless on schools

By 12 May 2008

Seriously, where should a parent send their pride and joy to school in Canberra? Very hard to find real information on what schools are great and what ones are not.
We are not religious (as in seriously not religious on purpose).  It leaves only a few non-Christian options. 
I know Trinity Christian School through some older children [...]

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