Ever since we became parents, my wife and I have had in mind to create a kind of post-NCT community for people who would like to socialise with other local families. The idea is simply to organise regular get-togethers, mainly on the weekends just so that working parents can come along too. We are already running a meetup group for parents who live in the Hillingdon area: https://www.meetup.com/Playdatesforall-hillingdon , just because we live in Ruislip, but we intend to make the most of this group (formerly known as 'Kids Meet') to expand our get-togethers to the rest of London!
Here are a few non-exhaustive reasons why we decided to create this group for parents and their children:
- You enjoy meeting new people and you want your child to do the same - You did not attend a NCT class - You've just moved to a new neighbourhood - You do not have family in London - You think your local parks are underused - You don't want your child to stay at home in front of a tablet - You find playgrounds a bit boring, for parents that is! - You are first-time parents and would like to get some advice from more experienced ones - Your friends don't have children and going out clubbing with them is no longer an option! - You are a dad who would like to meet other dads - You are a couple and you would like to hang out with other families - You can no longer attend the meetups that you used to go to (definitely my case!)
Please join our group if you can relate to any of the points above...and thanks for taking the time to answer all our questions on your profile, it should really help us organise the right type of activities for you and your young ones.
Raphael & Elena
PS: This group is set up as 'private' which means than only members will have access to its content