Issue 31 : February 07
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 31 : February 2007 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Thank you very much for completing last month's satisfaction survey. The results are below. If you haven't yet filled in the survey but want to, please do so at http://www.under-fives.org/news0107.html#survey To read previous issues of this newsletter, subscribe or cancel your subscription see http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Special Offers - Help Improve this Newsletter: Survey Results - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Stay and Play Baby and Toddler Group New group in Wirksworth. Play runs weekly in term-time on Thursdays 1.30 - 3 pm. Costs 1 pound per family (including refreshments). Singalong at the end of sessions. More details at http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Children's Murals For children's murals, painted furniture and interior design see http://www.under-fives.org/services.html :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Do you provide a service for the under-fives? For just £50 you could: - have your own web page - be at the top of our listings page - be receiving more enquiries with a dedicated e-mail form Over 3000 people visit our web site each month looking for things to do with their children. For more details visit http://www.under-fives.org/advert.html __________________________________________________:ADVERT: ___________________________________________________________ Special Offers -------------- New Harry Potter Half Price Don't delay - be one of the first to get your hands on a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in JK Rowling's Harry Potter series. When you pre-order your half price copy from Waterstones you will also receive a copy of Wizardology: A Guide to Wizards of the World, absolutely free (RRP 10.99). Just click the link below. http://waterstones.at/jill?CTY=1 10 Percent off and Free Delivery at Boden Boden's spring clothing range is out. For 10 percent off and free delivery go to http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p(12552) 10 Percent off Adili Ethical Clothing For 10 percent off Adili Ethical Clothing just enter the discount code AD35 when you checkout. http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p(50684)a(1129516) Free Postage and Packing from Thorntons To receive free Postage and Packing on orders over 30 pounds at Thorntons, enter the voucher code VBB7 at checkout. http://thorntons.at/jill?CTY=2 For more special offers see http://www.under-fives.org/offers.html ___________________________________________________________ Help Improve this Newsletter: Survey Results --------------------------------------------- Last month we asked for you help in improving this newsletter by means of a short survey. Here are the results. (If you would like to fill in the survey you can still do so, either at http://www.under-fives.org/news0107.html or by e-mailing January's newsletter with your replies. Thanks very much if you have the time to do this.) I'm pleased to say that all of the respondants were very or fairly interested in Events for the under-fives, News, Special Offers and Reviews of play centres. Over 70% liked the "What's new at the website" section and the book reviews. 60% were interested in ideas to raise funds for your groups and 40% were very or fairly interested in the adverts. Nobody was "not at all interested in the adverts". The current mix of items in the newsletter seems therefore to suit most people - let us know if you disagree. We had most replies from people living in Staffordshire, closely followed by those in Derbyshire. Cheshire and Nottinghamshire were also represented plus one family from Middlesex who often visit Staffordshire. __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- To announce your event, or children related news here, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html It's free and reaches our 565 subscribers. Plus the newsletters are available on the web site for our monthly 3000 visitors to read. Staffordshire Nursery (Pre-School) Admissions If your child is four next school year, you may now apply for a Staffordshire council pre-school place. The closing date for applications is 30th March. You can apply on-line at https://ems.staffordshire.gov.uk/admit_transfer/ :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Think you may have postnatal illness or birth trauma? The support and help you need is at the PNI-UK web site - http://www.pni-uk.com/ PNI-UK: Registered Charity 1105767. __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Fish in pregnancy benefits the baby Eating fish and seafood during pregnancy has long- lasting benefits for the child, a UK study has suggested. There were fears surrounding the possible toxic damage from eating fish during pregnancy but this study seems to be saying that is a minor problem compared with the major benefits children get from fish. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6361253.stm UK Bottom of Table of Children's Well-Being The UK has been accused of failing its children, as it comes bottom of a league table for child well-being across 21 industrialised countries. One of the report's authors said that under-investment and a "dog-eat-dog" society were to blame for Britain's poor performance. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6359363.stm Breastfeeding good for mothers Breastfeeding is well known to boost an infant's health, and now it seems it may be good for the mother as well. Those who had spend at least two years (!) of their lives breastfeeding were 19 per cent less likely to suffer a heart attack than those who hadn't breastfed at all. Benefits however are thought to occur for mothers who breastfeed for at least 3 months. http://www.newscientist.com/ If you would like to read this news as it happens, without waiting for this newsletter, then 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 site or any news feed reader. ___________________________________________________________ Copyright studholme.net, 2007 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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