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Issue 36 : July 07

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 36 : July 2007

Hello and welcome to July's newsletter.  On Saturday I will 
be selling plants at the Mayfield Summer fair.  There will 
be lots of things for children to do there, so if you are 
in the area drop by and say hello.  See the Events Listings 
below for more details.

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

What's New at the Web Site?

Kimble's Music 
  Fun for both grown ups and children from 0-4 years. Uses 
  many props and puppets. Swadlincote and Measham. Tel: 
  Kim Pott on 07879 433458.

Face Painting 
  Face Painting for children's parties, events and 
  promotions. CRB checked with insured staff. Tel: 
  Victoria Howard on 0785 491 1447.

Mr Clown's Fun Zone
  Large indoor fun center for children 0-12. Separate 
  area for babies and tots, four party rooms, the Big Top 
  Cafe and the Large Fun Zone for the older children 
  with a four lane slide, spiral slide, etc.

Pirates Cove Adventure Play Area
  For children from 0 to 12 years. Ball pools, rope bridges, 
  giant spiders, web obstacles and slides. Tuesday 11-1, 
  Wednesday 12.30-2, Thursday 12.30-3, Friaday 10.30-1.30, 
  Saturday and Sunday 10-12. Meadowside Leisure Centre, 
  Burton upon Trent, Tel: 01283 508865. 

  More childminders are now listed on the site at

Special Offers

3 for 2 on School Uniform from Marks and Spencer 
  Only available on-line, go to

White Company Summer Sale 
  Up to 40 percent off plus free delivery. Remember, that 
  even on non-sale items you still get 10% off. For 
  luxurious bed linen, towels and clothes.

John Lewis Clearance Sale
  John Lewis takes the headache out of shopping with the 
  Summer Clearance Sale on until 22 July. Up to 50% off.

50 Percent Off at Cath Kidstone
  You can now get 50 percent off in the Cath Kidstone 
  summer sale. 

Free Delivery or 15 Percent Off at Thorntons Chocolates
  For 15 percent off orders over 30 pounds enter BS67 
  when you checkout of the Thorntons online shop.  For 
  free delivery on orders over 30 pounds enter BS77.

For more special offers see

News and Events

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Mayfield School Summer Fair
  Come to a summer fair for a barbeque, children's games, 
  cottage garden plants, home made cakes, children's 
  tombola, face painting, skittles, hoopla, competitions 
  and prizes.  Saturday 7 July, 12-2 pm, at Henry Prince 
  School (on the Uttoxeter road), Mayfield, near Ashbourne. 
  Map: http://tinyurl.com/2fqbmu

Design a Christmas Card Competition
  The Perinatal Illness - UK charity is asking your 
  children to design their Christmas Cards.  Five designs 
  will be chosen and, as well as the thrill of having 
  their cards on sale, the winners will get a fabulous 
  art set. 

Parent and Child Play sessions.
  Exploring interaction through play, music, education and 
  nutrition. Parents get a chance to look at activities 
  to do with their child at home. Sessions run every 
  Friday to 13th July at 10:00 to 11:30am. 2.50 for a 
  session. Treetops Nursery, 13 Derby Road, Ashbourne, 
  DE6 1BE Tel: 01335 342712.

Beginners Swimming
  For children from 4 years, a 10 day intensive course 
  to increase children's water confidence.  Meadowside 
  Leisure Centre, Burton upon Trent,  between Monday 
  23 July and Friday 3 August.


  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.

East Staffordshire Parks and Play Areas
  What would make your local park a better place? 
  Residents of East Staffordshire can now comment on the 
  quality of their open spaces and how well they are 
  managed and maintained.
Allergy alert over stain resistance chemicals
  Could a chemical used in the manufacture of stain-
  resistant fabrics and carpets make people more 
  susceptible to allergies? Perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), 
  used to make teflon-coated school uniforms, has already 
  been identified as a "likely" human carcinogen.  Now 
  scientists have shown that in mice at least, it may 
  prime the immune system to overreact to allergens.

Laughter improves breast milk's health effect
  FAMED for its restorative powers, it now seems that 
  laughter also helps breast milk to fight skin allergies. 
  Breastfed babies with eczema experienced milder symptoms 
  if their mothers laughed hours before feeding them, 
  according to a new study. 

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, 2007
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