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Issue 44 : March 2008

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 44 : March 2008

Welcome to March's newsletter.  I hope you find it useful, 
but should you wish to unsubscribe you may do so at 

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

What's New at the Web Site?

Baby Signing
  Choose a baby signing class from the nine now listed on 
  our web site at


  Why not promote your services in a local web site 
  dedicated to the under-fives?  Every week we talk to 
  3000 parents and carers.  You can now advertise for as 
  little as 3 per month.  Fill in the form at 

  More childminding options are at

Toddler Groups
  Choose a toddler group from the many more now listed at

Twistin' Tots
  Music and movement from birth to preschool. Lots of nursery 
  ryhmes, songs and activities to keep children entertained.

Arts and Crafts for the Under-Fives
  On Monday's, term time, TrueColours Art are now 
  running arts and craft sessions for the under-fives at 

Special Offers and Discount Codes

Here are the on-line retailers who this week have made 
discount codes and special offers available to 
Under-Fives readers.

10 Percent off Adili Ethical Clothing
   Get 10 percent off your first order from Adili Ethical 
   Clothing simply by signing up for their newsletter.

25% Off Posters and Prints
   Get 25% off any poster at the Allposters site. Simply enter 
   the code DAYLT when you checkout. Allposters.com have over 
   500000 posters and prints with low prices and fast delivery, 
   including some great children's posters. Offer ends Saturday.

The Body Shop - 10% Off and Free Shower Gel
   We're pleased to offer you a 10% off voucher valid for 
   all online purchases from the Body Shop in March. 
   Enter DHAD000265 when you checkout. Plus, receive a free 
   bottle of New Moringa Shower Gel shower gel if you spend 
   over 25 pounds.

10% off at Mothercare plus half price toys and free delivery
   Mothercare's Spring / Summer range is now available with 
   new travel, nursery, clothing and maternity collections as 
   well as some great discounts in their mid-season sale. 
   To receive an extra 10% off purchases enter AF8 at the 
   checkout when you spend 120 pounds or more. 

Argos - 25% Off Barbie and Dr Who
   Argos is dropping 100's of prices on a range of products 
   from now until Tuesday 18th March.

For more special offers and discount codes see


Infant feeding 'may affect brain'
  Nutrition in the first weeks of life could have a 
  profound impact on the way the brain develops, research 
  suggests.  Premature babies fed enriched formula milk in 
  their first weeks consistently outperformed other 
  preterm babies in IQ tests.

Seat inserts keep babies breathing  
  A New Zealand research team found that breathing problems 
  were significantly reduced when young infants were placed 
  in a car safety seat with a foam insert in it, designed 
  to help the infant's head to lie upright in a natural 
  position instead of slumping forward.

Doubts over reducing class sizes
  Further reductions in primary school class sizes probably 
  would not be good value for money, research suggests.  
  Cutting class sizes to 20 would cost 20,000 per class 
  per year, money which would be more effective invested 
  in closer monitoring of pupils' progress.  However the 
  study says that small class sizes can be beneficial for 
  infant classes - although this would need a drop in 
  numbers down to classes of 15 pupils.

Motherhood 'affects women's pay'
  Having children has a direct impact on women's salaries, 
  resulting in them being paid up to 20% less than their 
  male counterparts, the TUC says. 

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, 2008
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