Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 123 : April 2015

Welcome to April's Under-Fives newsletter. I hope you enjoy it. If your child's birthday is coming up check out Bish Bash Birthdays Party Entertainers who have kindly offered all our readers 10% off!

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What's New at the Under-Fives Web Site?

Baby MassageBaby Massage

Baby massage classes in Allestree, Belper, Derby, Heage, Hilton, Littleover, Matlock, Mickleover and Repton are now listed at

partyParent and Toddler Playgroups

Parent and toddler playgroups allow your children to socialise with others, play with new toys and join in activities. They also give you the opportunity to socialise with other carers and so avoid the isolation that looking after children often involves. Find a playgroup near you, now with more listings, at

Events for the Under-Fives

Paddington is at the Churnet Valley Railway

Come and see Paddington as he arrives for his first adventure at the Churnet Valley Railway. Everyone's favourite bear will be making personal appearances at intervals on the 25th and 26nd of April.

Pig Wash Day at Shugborough Estate

If you've never see a 50 stone porker get scrubbed up before, this is a day not to miss. Pigs love a good scrub followed by a generous massage of oil and sunscreen. There will also be piggy trails, facts, activities and even piggy baking and butter making. 1st May.

Cats and Dogs at Bolsover Library

Join Abi and Kerstin as they read from their latest children's books Buttercup Magic and It's A Cat's Life. Suitable for children aged 3-8 years. 9 May at 1.30 pm.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Surprises help babies learn

An element of magic helps babies to find out more about the world around them, psychologists have shown. Infants seem to learn best when their expectations are defied and they are confronted by events that make no sense.

Blood test for Down's syndrome 'gives better results'

Current test involves risk of miscarriage - the proposed new test promises less chance of false-positives and is less invasive.

Meningitis B jab to be added to NHS child vaccine schedule

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B

Wealthier children have bigger brains, study finds

Richer pupils achieve higher academic grades because their brains are different, according to research.

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