Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 136: June 2016

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Childminders Derbyshire and Staffordshire

More childminders have listed themselves on the web site. Find one near you at



A pre-school offers a range of learning, play and social activities for children aged between around two and five for about 3 hours a day in term time. We've more good ones listed at

Events for the Under-Fives

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

Childrens' Fun Day at Gladstone Pottery Museum

Toddler Thursday, 30 June.

Animal Trail at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Now until 30 June, admission one pound. Help Ozzy Owl find 12 animals from the Beatrix Potter's much loved stories.

Family Fun Day at The Foxlowe Arts Centre

A day of fun to raise money for Love4Leah and Ronald McDonald House. From 12-4pm there will be a Bouncy castle, Soft Play, Face painting, Balloon modelling, Magic show, Cake and Crafts Stalls. Saturday 2nd July.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

One third of new mothers struggle to bond with their baby, research shows

NCT survey finds 10% of new mothers are also too embarrassed to discuss bonding problems with health professionals

Babies who are breast-fed until six months old are 'better behaved as children'

Breastfeeding has benefits for IQ and cognitive skills.

Breakthrough in predicting premature birth

A blood test developed by a team of scientists, including researchers from The University of Western Australia, can identify women who are at risk of having a premature birth but are not displaying symptoms, as early as 18 weeks as into their pregnancy.

Parents 'may be overfeeding infants'

Parents may be feeding their babies and toddlers larger portions than they need, experts have warned. Report says feeding guidelines needed to be more specific and better known.

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