The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 111 : April 2014
Welcome to the Under-Fives Newsletter: thank you very much for subscribing and a Happy Easter to you.
Some of you will have learnt today whether your child has got into the infant or primary school of your choice. If they haven't don't worry - it's the parents that make the difference to the school.
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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. Find a preschool on our new longer list at
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Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Ilam Park
Until Mon 21 Apr 2014, 11-4 pm, 3 pounds per child, no booking needed. Complete a fun family trail around Ilam Park an collect a chocolate egg.
Spring Baby Boom
Until 27 Apr 2014, 11-4 pm, See the baby animals at Shugborough Estate and help out with bottle feeding.
Easter Egg Hunt at Biddulph Grange
Until Mon 21 Apr 2014, 11-5.30 pm, Run around the garden, hunting high and low, under rocks and in trees for the hidden eggs.
Easter Family Fun at Tamworth Castle
Sat 19 - Mon 21 Apr 2014, Ruby the Tamworth Castle dragon has mislaid her eggs. Can you help Ruby find them? .
Easter Fun at the National Forest Adventure Farm
Until 27 April, Easter Fun at the National Forest Adventure Farm. Easter Eggspress tractor ride, find the Easter Bunny, Easter Craft, Animal demonstrations. National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent.
Bump to Five Show
Saturday 10th May 2014 10am-3pm The Gateway Centre,
Derbyshire County Cricket Ground. 80 stalls from photographers, classes, gifts, nursery goods, clothing, maternity, health, education, entertainment, parties, etc. Free entertainment, activities, taster classes and freebies.
Does a baby's name affect its chances in life?
No - it's the parents that matter. The effect of a name on its bearer rarely amounts to more than the effect of being raised by parents who would choose such a name.
Win Amazon vouchers by completing survey
Do you work with 3 to 5 year olds? The National Literacy Trust wants you to fill in a survey helping with children's early reading and if technology plays a role in this.
Probiotics 'no good' at treating infant colic
Probiotics don't ease' baby colic. Study suggests that probiotics - commonly touted as "friendly bacteria2 - could actually make symptoms worse.
Technology offers a route into reading for disadvantaged three to five-year-olds
The Literacy Trust has found that poorer children benefit more from using books and touch-screens for sharing stories, than books alone.
Men want to support breastfeeding partners
Fathers want to be more involved in supporting breastfeeding but need more information, claims a study by Swansea University. It shows that fathers often feel left out and helpless after their baby's birth when it comes to breastfeeding.
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