Issue 54 : February 2009
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 54 : February 2009 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to February's newsletter. I hope you find it useful. Should you wish to cancel your subscription you may do so at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Government Money for Pregnant Women - Shopping Vouchers - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Brailsford Playgroup Friendly informal playgroup for pre-school children and their parents. Large selection of toys avaliable. 2 - 3 pm at Brailsford Institute. £1.50 per child (£2.50 for twins), includes a drink for adults and a biscuit for the child. http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Ellastone parent and toddler group Every Wednesday including term time from 9.30 until 11.45. Toy loan available. http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html ___________________________________________________________ Government Money for Pregnant Women ----------------------------------- From April 2009, if you're a mum-to-be you may be able to get a one-off, tax-free payment of £190. It is not means- tested and is available to all over 25-weeks pregnant. The payment is called 'Health in Pregnancy Grant' and is to help you stay well and healthy and to meet extra costs during the later stages of your pregnancy. You can get the Grant if all of the following apply: * you are 25 weeks pregnant or more * your expected date of delivery is on or after 6 April 2009 * you have been given health advice from a midwife or doctor to help you and your unborn baby stay healthy during pregnancy The payment will be on top of any other benefits or tax credits you may get. Everyone will get the same amount - you will not be asked about your income. You can get a Health in Pregnancy Grant claim form from your midwife or doctor. Apply now if you are over 25-weeks pregant. If you have not yet reached 25 weeks you can sign up to be reminded to apply for the grant when you are. Go to http://www.campaigns.direct.gov.uk/money4mum2be/alerts.jsp ___________________________________________________________ Special Offers and Discount Codes --------------------------------- These companies have this week have made these discount codes and special offers available to Under-Fives readers. For more offers see http://www.under-fives.org/offers.html Save on Gas and Electricity Companies are bringing down their gas and electricity prices. But some are just cutting gas costs and some just electric. Use this comparison site to find the cheapest, or the greenest, option for you. http://energyhelpline.at/jill?LID=Nws Argos Voucher Argos are offering some great deals for half term, including 25% off Sylvanian families and Power Rangers, and half price video games. Offers end 23 February. Plus get 20% off all DVDs (Enter code DVD20 in the basket). http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-1845710-10461693 Body Shop: Free Gift and Free Delivery Free shower gel or body butter when you spend 20 pounds online at the Body Shop. http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p(68951)a(1129516) Marks and Spencer Receive 15% off when you buy clothing, homeware, flowers or wine online. Simply enter this code at the checkout: WEBS2505. Code valid only once. Offer ends midnight 15th February. http://mands.at/jill?LID=Nws Boden, BBC, Amazon... For more special offers and discount codes see http://www.under-fives.org/offers.html __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- Nearly New Sale Burton 28th February, 10.30 am - 12.00 pm, Priory Centre, Stretton, Burton on Trent. Nearly new sale of children's nursery equipment, bedding, children's toys, books and videos. http://nct.org.uk/ Boogie-Babies Valentine Ball For children aged 7 and under. Saturday 14 Feb, 2-5pm at FLARES Nightclub, 127 Beckett St, Derby. http://www.boogie-babies.co.uk/ Babes In The Wood Pantomime running from 17/02/2009 - 21/02/2009 Burton upon Trent. Gestures 'develop infant speech' Toddlers who use gestures more often have better vocabularies on reaching school age, researchers say. Parents could help children learn to speak by encouraging the use of gestures http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7887446.stm 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.htmlhttp://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, 2009 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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