>********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 76 : January 2011 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to the first newsletter of the year. Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Special Offers - News and Events __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ What's New at the Under-Fives Web Site? --------------------------------------- Mummy Mornings Relax and be spoilt at free Mummy Mornings on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 9.30 am at a new venue, Eat Central, Westfield Shopping Centre. Each morning is themed, from style and beauty sessions, to advice on relaxation and wellbeing. Come down and enjoy some special me-time with other mums, dads and carers over a free cup of coffee. http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html#Other Preschools Even more preschools are now on the Under-Fives site. A pre-school offers a range of learning, play and social activities for children aged between around two and five for about 3 hours a day in term time. Pre-schools are registered and inspected annually by OFSTED to make sure they are appropriately staffed and resourced. Half the staff must hold a formal childcare and early education qualification. http://www.under-fives.org/preschool.html Playgroups Playgroups in Mickleover and Alvaston are now listed along with many others in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Childminders and Babysitters More childminders and babysitters in Derbyshire and Staffordshire are now listed at http://www.under-fives.org/childminder.html __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Special Offers and On-Line Discount Codes ----------------------------------------- 10% off at Ethical Superstore 10% off your order, and free delivery when you use the code ROMANCE11 at the checkout and spend over £60 on the Ethical Superstore site http://ethicalshopshop.at/henryprince 10% off at Boden Also offering 10% off and free delivery are Boden - but this time there is no minimum spend http://tinyurl.com/boden-u5 20% off Laptops at Tesco Direct 20% off all laptops & notebooks at Tesco Direct with the following link http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/ For more special offers see http://under-fives.org/offers.html __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- Please send announcements of future children's events to firstname.lastname@example.org Weaning before six months may help breastfed babies Relying purely on breastfeeding for the first six months might not be best for babies, experts in the UK have warned. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12180052 Sure Start maternity grant cuts begin About 150,000 families will miss out on maternity grants each year due to a cut which is being imposed from 24 January. The £500 per child Sure Start maternity grant is being restricted to the first child in a family. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12265665 Obese pregnant women have more complicated births: research Women who were overweight or obese before they conceived were more likely to have a longer pregnancy, need to have labour induced artificially and to go on to require caesarean section births, according to research by Liverpool University on almost 30000 women. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ IVF egg donors 'to be paid thousands' Women are set to receive thousands of pounds for donating their eggs under a plan to help more infertile women conceive. It would remove the current limit of £250 compensation for undergoing the complex process, which involves taking powerful and potentially dangerous drugs and having a 'harvesting' operation. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ For more news and events announcements grab our newsfeed from http://www.under-fives.org/newsfeed.html It's free and instantly updates you with the latest news and events via e-mail, your web browser or any news feed reader. ___________________________________________________________ Copyright studholme.net, 2011 You are welcome to copy or forward any part of this newsletter, but please include this copyright notice and web address - http://www.under-fives.org/ Previous editions of this newsletter are archived at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html
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