********************************* The Newsletter on the Under-Fives Issue 96 : November 2012 http://www.under-fives.org/ ********************************* Welcome to November's Newsletter on things to do with the under-fives in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Parents of children born between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009, need to apply now for their child's infant, primary or first school place. You can apply online at http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions (Derbyshire) and http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/schoolsandcolleges/admissions/ (Staffordshire). I hope you find the newsletter useful, but should you wish to remove yourself from the mailing you may do so at http://www.under-fives.org/news.html Contents -------- - What's New at the Web Site? - Shopping Discount Codes - News and Events __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ What's New at the Under-Fives Web Site? --------------------------------------- Play Centres Galore Indoor play centres can be a godsend in the winter months. We now list play centres, with reviews, in Ashbourne, Belper, Bonsall, Burslem, Burton-upon-Trent, Buxton, Derby, Draycott, Glossop, Ilkeston, Leek, Long Eaton, Ripley, Stoke-on-Trent, Swadlincote, Tamworth, Uttoxeter and Two Dales, http://www.under-fives.org/attraction.html Rate a Venue or Activity We've added an option to not only review a venue or activity, but to rate it out of 5 as well. Use the comments form at the bottom of each page to let us know what you think of the places you have been http://www.under-fives.org/ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Shopping Discount Codes --------------------------------- Christmas is looming - save money on gifts with these offers and vouchers. My First Years: 15% Off I've just discovered this shop - personalised outfits for babies and toddlers. Get 15% off this weekend with our code: BF15. http://tinyurl.com/My1stYear" Tablet Computers from under 50 Pounds BT are offering Scroll Tablets with Android touch- screen technology for 49.98. Perfect for internet browsing, social networking, games and videos. http://tinyurl.com/bsnhj2p Champneys Complete Home Spa is Half Price at Boots Give the perfect spa treat this Christmas with Champneys Spa Complete Home Spa, a stunning selection of spa treatments from Champneys indulgent and elegant Citrus Blush and Skin Comforting ranges. Plus save £5 on selected fragrance using our FRAG40 code. Offers end 29 November. http://bit.ly/boots_c Up to 94% Off Magazine Subscriptions A gift that keeps being given: up to 94% off magazine subscriptions. http://bit.ly/magu5 75% Off at Photobox Use your favourite photos to create gifts, cards, photo books, calendars, diaries, posters and prints. With 75% discount until Monday 26 November. bit.ly/UiRn1a 15% Off, Free Delivery and Returns at Boden Fantastic clothes for everyone http://bit.ly/NshwUv For more special offers see http://under-fives.org/offers.html __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ News and Events --------------- Please send announcements of future children's events to email@example.com Easyjet raises infant fares by a third No-frills airline easyJet has increased its infant fares by a third, from 15 to 20 pounds. Infant fares, paid by children aged 2 years or less, vary between airlines. Some charge a fixed fee while others charge a percentage of the corresponding adult fare. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/ Brain is wired to respond to baby's cry Few sounds are so carrying, demand such urgent attention, or are more likely to ruin your plane journey. But if you feel guilty about finding a baby's cry annoying, don't: it's not your moral failing, researchers have said, it's just the way your brain is wired. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/ Moderate drink during pregnancy can lower baby's IQ Drinking as little as half a pint of beer per week during pregnancy can cut a baby's intelligence by several IQ points. This may be enough to make a difference to the child's prospects, suggest researchers who have finally teased out the true relationship between moderate drinking in pregnancy and its affect on an unborn child. http://www.newscientist.com/ Biggest baby boom since 1971 England faces the biggest baby boom in 40 years as up to 20,000 more are expected to be born this year than last, putting enormous strain on NHS maternity services, the Royal College of Midwives is warning. There will be more than 700,000 births in England this year - the first time that level has been reached since 1971. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Double beds in maternity wards? Double beds could be installed in NHS hospitals to encourage fathers to be more involved in childbirth. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Cut premature births, save billions Five relatively straightforward measures could reduce the number of premature births in richer nations, improving health and saving a fortune. http://www.newscientist.com/ For more news and events announcements 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 browser or any news feed reader. ___________________________________________________________ Copyright studholme.net, 2012 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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