Under Fives

Things to do with Babies, Toddlers & Young Children in Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 154: February 2018

Welcome to the Under-Fives newsletter - I hope you find it useful.

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Baby with book at nursery

Find a Nursery

A day nursery takes children up to school age for whole or half day sessions. Find a good one near you at

Parent and toddler playgrpoup

Why go to a Playgroup?

Children develop and learn best through play and fun activities - exactly what playgroups offer.

Events for the Under-Fives

E-mail your event to jill@under-fives.org and I'll be pleased to publish it here.

Puppets on Parade

At Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery, Stockwell Street, Leek. Dress up as your favourite fairy tale character or make your own puppets and put on a show. From 3 March to 7 April.

Easter Bunny Hunt

At Carsington Water. Follow the clues that lead to the missing Easter Bunny. Prize for every entry. From 24 March to 9 April.


At Crich Tramway Village. Take part in family Make -do-and-Mend activities in the Learning Centre. From 24 March to 9 April.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

At Biddulph Grange. Run around the garden, hunting high and low, under rocks and in trees for the hidden eggs and bunnies! Once you have completed the hunt around the garden find your way back for a tasty Cadbury's chocolate reward. From 30 March to 2 April.

Tamworth Castle Dragon Egg Hunt

Ruby the Tamworth Castle dragon has mislaid her eggs. Can you help Ruby find them? 30 March to 11 April

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Round up of some of the more interesting news about mothers-to-be, childcare, babies, toddlers and young children.

Parents' care can help premature babies in hospital, says study

A trial showed that babies whose parents took part put on more weight and continued to be breastfed more often than those cared for only by hospital staff.

Mum and premature baby

Vaccinating pregnant women is safe for babies

Getting vaccinated against the whooping cough and the flu while pregnant does not pose a safety risk for babies, new research claims.

Should we worry about children's attachment to comfort items

Getting rid of a child's favourite blanket or teddy is easier said than done

Eating fish as a child seems to protect you from hay fever

Toddlers who eat fish at least once a month are less likely to develop hay fever in later childhood.

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