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For All Things Pets
St John’s Pets on Allitsen Road (just off St John’s Wood High Street) – Pet Shop & Grooming. Owners Ben and Jon can be found in the shop almost all the time and they are super sweet and very helpful. I have taken my dog here since day one and this is where he gets groomed.
Uptown Dogs – for training, walking and more; I train with them and my dog walks with them every week
Buggy & Car Seat Cleaning
You can often easily clean your car seat and buggy in the washing machine and bathtub. However, if you are unable or unwilling to do so, these companies offer various cleaning services.
Everyone who works in Courtenay Chemist on St John’s Wood High Street is lovely and offers such helpful advice. Karin always goes there for medicines and/or advice.
Other local chemists include:
Boots – situated on St John’s Wood High Street
St John’s Wood Pharmacy – also situated on St John’s Wood High Street
Karin’s entire family goes to Safarian & Simon on St John’s Wood High Street. They are very good, nice and honest and also do great eye exams for children.
Schuller Optician’s is another optician located on the High Street.
Carla Pozner of CP Holistic who is one of our mums is an osteopath. She can also help postnatally as well as with paediatric cranial osteopathy. She has helped many mums and babies in the group.
Pepper Stewart sees patients at her Knightsbridge clinic. She has treated Karin on many occasions over many years, Karin’s mum and several others in the group.
Petra of Solace Mobile Massage is amazing. She does all kinds of massages including ante-natal and postnatal massage. She is also getting quite well known for her C-section scar massage which, Karin is told by many of the mums, has helped not just with discomfort, but also with the scarring looking much better. You can enjoy Petra’s massages – she does regular massages too – in the comfort of your own home. Karin sees her regularly and she never disappoints.
Abi England is a local mother and reflexologist. She specialises in pregnancy and labour induction reflexology, but also sees clients for all manner of things from stress, insomnia, back pain, IBS, arthritis and more. Several mums in the group can vouch for Abi’s treatments being just amazing. Abi does home-visits in St John’s Wood/Maida Vale.
Karin has had shiatsu many times and loves it. Many years ago, she even did a Shiatsu training course.
Doris Block sees patients (ante-natal, post-natal and regular sessions) in various locations. She is a very special lady with a magic touch. Contact her directly to book.
Taxis & Mini Cabs
Which company is the most reliable taxi service for travelling as a family? Which company provides car seats when you book with them? These are almost like million-dollar questions. So far, there seems to be no clear winner as to who is the most reliable.
So far, most parents we have spoken to have had good, less good and bad experiences with almost every single car company that we hear of. Below is a list of some companies that can offer car seats if you like. A good tip is to re-confirm before you need them. They are in alphabetical order and not in order of quality of service. This page will continue to be updated.
Arantxa De Dios – hyphnotherapist, coach and NLP practitioner with whom Karin works
Vera Lakhwani – parenting mentor
Tania Cuturi – coach specialising in working with career mums
Reem Yafi – life and business coach
Nada Soubra – health coach
Paulette Pollock – health coach with whom Karin works
Simi Mirpuri – transformational nutrition coach
Kath Sloggett of Runneth is a career coach and she can help with anything business related from starting a business to changing careers.
Keren Beaumont Personal Styling -personal stylist and shopper
Style with Kara – personal stylist and image consultant
Y7 Photography – portrait studio photography
Jeanette Rauch – photography. Jeanette has taken the majority of photos for the NW8-mums’ website and she has also done professional and private jobs for Karin.
AE Baby – newborn baby photography
Education & Tutoring
Magus Education – educational consultancy
Kids Reach – bespoke tutoring agency with Oxford University tutors
Paideia – online tutoring
Sapna Chamaria – 7+ and 8+ tutor
Three to Eleven – tutoring
Denitsa Minkova Wealth Management – financial advisor – Please e-mail Denitsa directly on email@example.com
Isabelle Lamy of IDea for your space – professional organiser and declutterer who has worked with Karin’s teenage daughter
Homebodies is a boutique nanny agency founded by one of our mums, Simone Wilson
Try Lena – helping businesses utilise AI tools and technology
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