The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 158: June/July 2018
Welcome to the summer Under-Fives newsletter. I hope you find it useful. Any comments or suggestions for places to visit, please get in touch.
Nurseries takes children up to school age for whole or half day sessions. They are inspected annually by OFSTED to make sure they are appropriately staffed and resourced. Find out more at
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Mayfield Summer Fair
Mayfield School, Saturday 29 June from 3.15 pm to 6.30 pm. Everyone welcome for stalls, games, facepainting, strawberries and cream and other refreshments.
Teddy Bear Specials
All children who bring Teddy along for a return ride on the Rudyard train will travel free of charge and receive a lollipop. Teddy bear treats available from Platform 2 Cafe.
Picnic in the Park
Sunday 8 July from 1 pm, Ashbourne Memorial Gardens. Free event to mark the end of the Ashbourne Festival. Bring your blanket, food, family and friends for a lovely afternoon in Ashbourne Park and listen to the sound of talented young musicians from Tutbury Band.
Puppets on Parade
Hednesford, Cannock. There is a lot for families to enjoy in this fun interactive exhibition. You can dress up as a fairy tale character or put on your own Punch and Judy puppet show. You can even star on screen with your favourite puppet. 23 June to 12 Aug, open 11:00 - 17:00.
Round up of some of the more interesting news about mothers-to-be, childcare, babies, toddlers and young children.
'Helicopter parenting' linked to behavioural problems in children
Two-year-olds with over-controlling parents more likely to struggle in school due to an increase in bad behaviour, a study has found.
Infant formula could change gut bacteria and contribute to childhood obesity
What an infant eats might have effects on later weight - and it likely starts in the gut, according to a new study.
"Eating for two" during pregnancy is a major health risk
The children of over-eating women had double the chance of becoming obese by the age of 15, researchers have discovered
Babies most likely to be born at 4am, study finds
Four o'clock in the morning is the time most babies are born spontaneously in England, with the majority arriving between 01:00 and 07:00, a study shows.
Danger warning over covering your baby's pram or car seat in the sun
Lots of mums think that putting a blanket or towel over their baby's pram or car seat is beneficial in the hot weather, but it can however raise the temperature by 10 oC.
Breakthrough pregnancy blood test can predict delivery date and help tackle risky premature births
A blood test which can predict whether a child will be born up to two months prematurely could help tackle the condition, which is the leading cause of newborn death and disability in developed countries like the UK.
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