********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 98 : 21 January 2013 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to the January newsletter. I hope you had a good Christmas and New Year, and are not suffering too much with all the snow. Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Shopping Discount Codes - News and Events __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ What's New at the Under-Fives Web Site? --------------------------------------- Ellastone Parent and Toddler Group Ellastone Parent and Toddler Group is now free to children under 10 months. It is open Friday mornings from 9.30 to 11.20 am. For more details see: http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Lady Flatpack Assembly Lady Flatpack Assembly is offering a special deal for new mums and mums to be: for just £10 an hour she'll come round and build your nursery furniture for you! More details: http://www.under-fives.org/services.html Childminders in Derbyshire and Staffordshire Find more childminders and babysitters in Derbyshire and Staffordshire now at http://www.under-fives.org/childminder.html Rate a Venue or Activity We've added an option not only to review a venue or activity, but to rate it out of 5 as well. Use the comments form at the bottom of each page to let us know what you think of the places you have been http://www.under-fives.org/ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Shopping Discount Codes --------------------------------- 40% Off at the Body Shop Receive 40% off plus free delivery when you spend 5 pounds in a single transaction online. Just use our code: FINAL. Offer runs until 2pm on 28th January 2012. http://bit.ly/bodyshop10 10% Off, Free Delivery and Returns at Boden Fantastic clothes for everyone. http://bit.ly/NshwUv For more special offers see http://under-fives.org/offers.html __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- Please send announcements of future children's events to email@example.com Baby Weaning affects later Tastes How and when babies are weaned could have a long-lasting impact on how much and what foods they choose to eat later in life, say researchers http://www.bbc.co.uk/ Nursery and Infant School Closures Many schools are closed for bad weather - find out which on the BBC and Staffordshire council sites: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-15923611 http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/ More than a third of five-year-olds not ready for school A third of five-year-olds who enter the school system lack the basic skills needed to prepare them for full- time education, impinging on their ability to learn well, a recent report by Ofsted has found. http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/ Pregnant women 'unsupported' by NHS Pregnant women are being left "unsupported" and alone by the NHS because they see a succession of midwives due to staff shortages, the Royal College of Midwives has warned. http://www.telegraph.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, 2013 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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