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Issue 2 : August 04

The Newsletter for the Under-Fives
Issue 2 : August 04

Welcome to the Newsletter for the Under-Fives.  This 
monthly publication lets you know what's on for 
young children in and around Ashbourne and Uttoxeter. 

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Children's Posters and Prints
  Free delivery on a range of high quality art prints 
  for children.

Uttoxeter Pre-School
  Uttoxeter Pre-School has been established for over 
  30 years. Sessions are open to children aged 2 and above. 
  Sessions are flexible as the pre-school is open every 
  weekday during term-time from 9.15 to 11.45 am and from 
  12.45 to 3.15 pm.

Stramshall Baby and Toddler Group
  Stramshall Village Hall, Vicarage Drive, Stramshall, 
  Staffordshire. Tel: 01889 591455. Opening times - 
  Monday 9.30am to 11.30am, Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm 
  and Friday 9.30 to 11.30am. Open all year round 
  (including all school holidays). Everyone welcome 
  with children from birth upwards.

St John's Sunday School
  9.15 am Sundays. Starts in church (Buxton Road, 
  Ashbourne) then moves to St John's Community Centre.

Tissington Kindergarten
  For children aged two and a half to five. Montessori. 
  8.00 am to 6.00 pm. Offers ballet, french, gymnastics 
  and swimming. 

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Book of the Month - Peepo!
by Allan Ahlberg
Viking Kestrel Picture Books
ISBN: 0670871761 
34 pages
Recommended price: £4.99

Baby's and toddlers will return to Peepo! again and again. 
This almost indestructible board book has holes to peep 
through, to see the lives of the family throughout the 
day. With lilting rhymes about what the baby in the 
book can see, it is calming for bedtime reading.

The illustrations are so detailed that every reading might 
produce something previously unnoticed: interesting for 
the adult as well as the child. 

For ages from 6 months to 3 years.

To buy Peepo! visit

Special Offer: If you have not previously bought anything 
from Amazon then we are pleased to be able to offer you a
£3 gift certificate! 

Events for Children

Teddy Bears' Picnic
  For babies to five year olds.  11.00 am - 1.00pm. 
  Wednesday 11th August - St John Ambulance Hall. 
  Music - Singing - Dancing - Picnic
  Bring a bear and some sandwiches and join in the fun to a 
  45 minute music session followed by a picnic designed for 
  0-5 year olds. 
  Tea, coffee, and juice will be provided.
  Price : £3.50
  Ring Joan on 01889 568880 to reserve a place.

Little Dippers Surface Swimming Weekend
  25-26 September.  A further development class, designed 
  to advance your baby’s safety skills in the water. Lauren 
  will be teaching and would be happy to see older children 
  who may have already attended the previous Water safety 
  class, as she will offer one on one advice to each child.
  Contact Kate Fitzpatrick for more details -

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