parenting


#dadlife: time for baby music

Posted on September 3rd, by Martin Leay in Culture. No Comments

Making music with our daughter in Croydon

They say that babies are never too young to enjoy music and I’ve certainly been putting that theory to the test with some great local activities this summer.

In July Zoo Co turned a space in the Whitgift Centre into a pop-up theatre. We took our daughter to an adaptation, by Collar & Cuffs Co, of the storybook Little Meerkat’s Big Panic.

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Join the working mother’s club – Croydon’s The Mum Hub!

Posted on July 12th, by Shay Mukherjee in Economics & Business. No Comments

Come and meet other working mums at this Croydon group

The Mum Hub is a local group for working mums. Our mission is to support and connect working mums in Croydon and East Surrey. It’s for mums looking after kids full time and wanting to transition back to the work world; mums working for a company, or themselves, or returning to work after maternity leave. … Read More »



#mumlife: finding your Croydon mum tribe

Posted on May 11th, by Rachael Cox in Culture. No Comments

Becoming a new mum isn’t always easy. Here’s how to find support groups close to home…

During my pregnancy, I spent a lot of time worrying about maternity leave. I wasn’t sure that I’d enjoy it. Living in a cosy (let’s be honest… small) flat, unable to drive, I was scared that I’d become isolated when my husband returned to work. My daughter was due in September, … Read More »



#dadlife – how a new Croydon dad is learning on the job

Posted on January 23rd, by Martin Leay in Politics & Society. 2 comments

New daughter, new dad

Five months ago, I had never changed a nappy – not one! But I am now a dad who knows his way around a changing mat and is proficient with a wet wipe and a soft flannel. In fact, I am proud to have served as first responder during some very powerful poo-namis.

The prospect of fatherhood had been daunting. I was … Read More »