Issue 39 : October 07
********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 39 : October 2007 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to October's newsletter. This month we have a glowing review of Chatsworth House farmyard and adventure playground. If you would like to recommend (or warn against) somewhere you have been then please fill in the form at the web site. To read previous issues, subscribe or cancel your subscription see http://under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Chatsworth House: Fab Farmyard and Adventure Playground - Special Offers - News and Events ___________________________________________________________ What's New at the Web Site? --------------------------- Pre-Schools We now have a page dedicated to pre-schools. A pre- school offers learning and play activities for children aged between around two and five, for about 3 hours a day. 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. http://www.under-fives.org/preschool.html Playgroups At a "parent and tots" or playgroup you stay with your child throughout the session, which usually lasts a couple of hours. We now have more playgroups listed at the site at http://www.under-fives.org/playgroup.html Childminders There are more childminders listed at http://www.under-fives.org/childminder.html Central Forest Park A reader recommends Central Forest Park in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The park boasts a large lake, junior and toddler play facilities and a health and nature trail. http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html __________________________________________________________ Chatsworth House: Fab Farmyard and Adventure Playground ------------------------------------------------------- I would like to recommend the farmyard and adventure playground at Chatsworth House. What a fab time had by all, and really good value for money. As we were in a party of 6, it only cost £4.00 each. My four children (aged 11, 6, 4 and 3) were fascinated with the animals and once we reached the adventure playground, I didn't see them for dust - I even managed to have a relaxing sit down and cup of coffee before I had to drag them away. Entertainment value: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Return visit: Definitely - requested by the children. Congratulations to the staff at Chatsworth, for providing educational, fun and healthy entertainment for all the family - without ripping off the parents! Review by Alison Shelton. Chatsworth House is near Bakewell, Derbyshire. 01246 583139, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details see http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html#Animals ___________________________________________________________ Special Offers -------------- 3 Issues of Marie Claire for 1 pound Get three issues of Marie Claire, Practical Parenting, Woman and Home, InStyle or Delicious magazine for just one pound. http://magazinesubscriptions.at/jill Five Pound Voucher for Figleaves Let us send you a 5 pound voucher to spend on lingerie or swimwear at Figleaves. Just send your name and e-mail address to email@example.com http://clkuk.tradedoubler.com/click?p(170)a(1129516) In the Night Garden DVDs reduced Five episodes of the CBeebies pre-school series narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi, now reduced from 12.99 to 8.99. http://www.anrdoezrs.net/email-1845710-8781337 80 Percent Off at Littlewoods Littlewoods is currently offering between 50 and 80% off, but its sale ends soon. http://littlewoodscatalogueshop.at/henryprince?LID=U5 70 Percent off DVDs, Games and CDs from HMV HMV's huge sale is in full swing and there are some fantastic deals available. You can save up to a 70% on DVDs, games and CD's. http://hmventertainmentshop.at/henryprince?LID=U5 For more special offers see http://www.under-fives.org/offers.html or http://www.henryprince.staffs.sch.uk/shop.htm __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- To announce your event, or child-related news here, fill in the form at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Announcements are free and reach our 793 subscribers. Plus the newsletters are available on the web site for our monthly 11000 visitors to read. Parent and Toddler Lunch Henry Prince school invites anyone with a child under five to go for lunch at the school on Thursday 8 November. It is also the school's open day. http://www.henryprince.staffs.sch.uk/contents.htm Amber Valley NCT Nearly New Sale 11 am on Saturday 6 October. Belper Community Hall, behind Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper. http://www.nct.org.uk/local/events :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: MMR uptake still short of target Uptake of MMR has still not reached levels needed to ensure immunity in the community despite growing confidence in the vaccine, NHS figures show. The number of children receiving the vaccine fell after research - now discredited - suggested a link with between MMR and autism. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7017768.stm UK has one of World's highest caesarean rates The UK has one of the highest caesarean rates in the world according to the World Health Organisation. The UK is now level with the United States with around 1 in 4 births a caesarean. The figures have alarmed midwives. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ TV viewing linked to attention problems in teens Television viewing in young children may cause symptoms of attention problems in adolescence, a long term study reveals. 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://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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