Issue 44 : March 2008
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 44 : March 2008 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to March's newsletter. I hope you find it useful, but should you wish to unsubscribe you may do so at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Special Offers - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Baby Signing Choose a baby signing class from the nine now listed on our web site at http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html :ADVERT:_________________________________________________ Why not promote your services in a local web site dedicated to the under-fives? Every week we talk to 3000 parents and carers. You can now advertise for as little as £3 per month. Fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/advert.html#Advert __________________________________________________:ADVERT: Childminders More childminding options are at http://www.under-fives.org/childminder.html Toddler Groups Choose a toddler group from the many more now listed at http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Twistin' Tots Music and movement from birth to preschool. Lots of nursery ryhmes, songs and activities to keep children entertained. http://www.under-fives.org/activity.html Arts and Crafts for the Under-Fives On Monday's, term time, TrueColours Art are now running arts and craft sessions for the under-fives at Bumpis. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html ___________________________________________________________ Special Offers and Discount Codes --------------------------------- Here are the on-line retailers who this week have made discount codes and special offers available to Under-Fives readers. 10 Percent off Adili Ethical Clothing Get 10 percent off your first order from Adili Ethical Clothing simply by signing up for their newsletter. http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p(50684)a(1129516) 25% Off Posters and Prints Get 25% off any poster at the Allposters site. Simply enter the code DAYLT when you checkout. Allposters.com have over 500000 posters and prints with low prices and fast delivery, including some great children's posters. Offer ends Saturday. http://www.under-fives.org/poster.html The Body Shop - 10% Off and Free Shower Gel We're pleased to offer you a 10% off voucher valid for all online purchases from the Body Shop in March. Enter DHAD000265 when you checkout. Plus, receive a free bottle of New Moringa Shower Gel shower gel if you spend over 25 pounds. http://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?mid=1545&id=67889 10% off at Mothercare plus half price toys and free delivery Mothercare's Spring / Summer range is now available with new travel, nursery, clothing and maternity collections as well as some great discounts in their mid-season sale. To receive an extra 10% off purchases enter AF8 at the checkout when you spend 120 pounds or more. http://childrensproductsshop.at/henryprince?LID=U5news Argos - 25% Off Barbie and Dr Who Argos is dropping 100's of prices on a range of products from now until Tuesday 18th March. http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-1578400-5472107 For more special offers and discount codes see http://www.under-fives.org/offers.html __________________________________________________________ News --------------- Infant feeding 'may affect brain' Nutrition in the first weeks of life could have a profound impact on the way the brain develops, research suggests. Premature babies fed enriched formula milk in their first weeks consistently outperformed other preterm babies in IQ tests. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7253304.stm Seat inserts keep babies breathing A New Zealand research team found that breathing problems were significantly reduced when young infants were placed in a car safety seat with a foam insert in it, designed to help the infant's head to lie upright in a natural position instead of slumping forward. http://tinyurl.com/2q4uh8 Doubts over reducing class sizes Further reductions in primary school class sizes probably would not be good value for money, research suggests. Cutting class sizes to 20 would cost £20,000 per class per year, money which would be more effective invested in closer monitoring of pupils' progress. However the study says that small class sizes can be beneficial for infant classes - although this would need a drop in numbers down to classes of 15 pupils. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7262586.stm Motherhood 'affects women's pay' Having children has a direct impact on women's salaries, resulting in them being paid up to 20% less than their male counterparts, the TUC says. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7288901.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.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 jillstudholme.com , 2008 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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