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Issue 32 : March 07

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 32 : March 2007

As I write this the sun is shining and I can almost 
believe spring is here.  In the season of rebirth we've 
given the web site a new name - see below for details.

I hope you enjoy the newsletter: to read previous issues, 
subscribe or cancel your subscription see

  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - Special Offers
  - News and Events

What's New at the Web Site?

New Name for the Web Site
  When I first set the web site up it concentrated on 
  things to do around Ashbourne, and so I called it
  "Ashbourne Child".  Now, though, it has activities and 
  readers thoughout Derbyshire and Staffordshire.  This 
  has prompted a renaming to "Under-Fives" to match the

  See your advert here for just £5.00.  That's less than 
  1p per reader! Plus the newsletters are put up on the 
  web site which has over 3000 visitors a month.  For 
  more details or fill in the form at 

Free Tumble Tots Trial
  Gymnastics programme for children ages 6 months to 7 years
  in the Tunstall area (Staffs).  Book a free trial now. 
  Contact julie.tatton@tumbletots.com

Busy Bambino activity sessions for Little Ones
  Every Tuesday and Thursday term time between 10.30-11.30 
  there are free activities for little ones at Bumpi's Big 
  Adventure (Derby). Only entry to Bumpi's is payable:  
  £3.50 which includes unlimited play as well as the 
  activities. For more details contact 
  managerderby@bumpi.co.uk or see

Special Offers

Free Pamper Treatment with Tesco Flowers
  Order any courier delivered bouquet or plant from Tesco's 
  Mothers' Day range online and they will throw in a 
  pamper treatment, worth up to 35 pounds, absolutely 
  free. There are 9 treatments to choose from including a 
  facial, manicure, pedicure, Indian head massage, Reiki, 
  reflexology, aromatherapy, back or sports massage at 
  over 1,000 qualified therapists in the UK.  This offer is 
  valid until Sunday 11th March.

Free Postage and Packing from Thorntons Chocolates
  To receive free Postage and Packing on orders over 
  25 pounds at Thorntons, enter the voucher code MTD7 
  at checkout. 

Get Cheaper Energy with British Gas
  British gas has cut its prices and now offers low-cost 
  "green" electricity.

10 Percent off at the White Company
  Spring is almost here and The White Company has launched its 
  new Spring collection with a 10% off discount.

Half Price Make Up from Avon
  Avon is offering some half price makeup when you buy 
  on-line.  Plus ANEW Clinical Age Transforming foundation, 
  worth 15 pounds, free with selected products.

40 Free Prints from your Digital Camera
  Jessops Picture House is now offering all new customers 
  40 free prints. The offer is valid until 15th March.

500 pounds dabs.com vouchers for every BT Broadband customer 
  Every customer that signs up for BT Total Broadband until 
  the end of March will get 500 pounds worth of dabs.com 
  vouchers for discounts on selected products.

For more special offers see

News and Events

To announce your event, or children related news here, 
e-mail jill@studholme.net or fill in the form at 
Announcements are free and reach our 585 subscribers. Plus 
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monthly 3000 visitors to read.

Free Nursery Places
  Will your child be three before September 2007?  If 
  so they may be eligible to join the Henry Prince
  nursery class (Mayfield) five mornings a week.  The 
  school invites you to visit and see their well-
  equipped, bright, happy, foundation classroom.  For 
  more information phone 01335 342613.

Froghall for Families
  11th Mar 07, free.  Join Countryside Officer Alice 
  Lockett for a 2 mile walk aimed at families with small 
  children.  There will be songs and activities along 
  the way to keep children interested and there will be 
  plenty of stops so please bring snacks and a drink. 
  Although the route is not suitable for pushchairs 
  babies and toddlers in backpacks are welcome.  Meet at 
  Froghall Wharf car park at 2pm.  (Three miles north of 
  Cheadle, Staffs, at the end of the Cauldon Canal.)


  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.

Tubs of ice-cream help you conceive
  Having trouble getting pregnant? Maybe you’re not 
  eating enough ice cream, say researchers who found 
  that a low-fat dairy diet can cause infertility by 
  preventing ovulation. This is far more common in 
  women who ate low-fat dairy products such as 
  skimmed milk and low-fat yoghurt

Kissing babies could trigger peanut allergy
  Infants with eczema have a higher risk of developing 
  a peanut allergy, say scientists.  Kissing such a 
  child after eating food containing peanuts could 
  lead to the development of nut allergies.

Ofsted finds early years weakness
  School inspectors in England are warning of weaknesses 
  in the first years of learning - with literacy and 
  calculation "particular problems".  Ofsted has examined 
  a range of educational settings for three- to 
  five-year-olds, including schools, nurseries and 
  children's centres.

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, 2007
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