Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 150: September 2017

Welcome to the Under-Fives newsletter. Some of you will have children who have started school this month - I hope they are all getting on well.

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


Jabberjacks Educational Classes

Aimed at pre-school aged children, they are educationally focused and crafted to develop the physical and social skills of your child, encouraging their imagination to flourish through storytelling and role play. New classes now available


Find a Childminder

Thanks to more childminders getting in touch, we've expanded our list at

Events for the Under-Fives

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


Dig up your own potatoes for free. Take the Spud Shuttle tractor and trailer ride to the potato plot at the National Forest Adventure Farm. Sat 30 September and Sun 1 Oct

Puppets from the Douglas Hayward Collection

Fun and interactive exhibition featuring marionettes and shadow; rod and glove puppets and, of course, Mr Punch. Now until Sat 11 November from 10 am to 6 pm at Ancient High House, Stafford.

Clay Play Workshops

Unique opportunity to play with the muddy stuff for ages 1 to 101. At the World of Wedgewood on Sunday 1 Oct, Sunday 15 October and Tuesday 24 October at 1-3 pm.

Grandparents' Day at Leek and Rudyard Steam Railway

Children who bring along a grandparent for a return train trip will receive a free lollipop or sweets on October 1st.

Play and Display

Paper and Card Toys exhibition at the Museum of Cannock Chase on 30 September, 2-6 October and 9-13 of October from 11 am to 4 pm. On display include paper dolls, model theatres, puppets, panoramas and pop-up books.

Charity Childrens Nearly New Sale

Nearly new baby and children's clothing, toys and nursery equipment, homemade cakes, refreshments, raffle. free parking. Raising money for Lisa's Cancer Fight Fund. Saturday 7 Oct from 13:30 - 15:30 pm Repton Village Hall, in Askew Grove, off the High Street.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Infants learn the benefit of perseverence by watching adults

Babies appear to learn the benefits of hard work by witnessing their parents persevering with difficult tasks, according to a new study.

Older babies sleep better in their own room

Babies aged from 6 to 12 months who sleep in separate rooms from their parents have earlier bedtimes, take less time to nod off and get more shut eye,

Breasfeeding mothers should eat peanuts

Study discovers eating peanuts, and giving them to your baby to eat, reduces the risk of peanut allergy.


Premature infants may get metabolic boost from mum's breast milk

The breast milk of mothers with premature babies has components which may help premature babies catch up in growth and development

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