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Issue 39 : October 07

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 39 : October 2007

Welcome to October's newsletter.  This month we have a 
glowing review of Chatsworth House farmyard and adventure 
playground.  If you would like to recommend (or warn 
against) somewhere you have been then please fill in the 
form at the web site.

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  - What's New at the Web Site?
	- Chatsworth House: Fab Farmyard and Adventure Playground
  - Special Offers
  - News and Events

What's New at the Web Site?

  We now have a page dedicated to pre-schools.  A pre-
  school offers learning and play activities for children 
  aged between around two and five, for about 3 hours a day.  
  Pre-schools are registered and inspected annually by 
  OFSTED to make sure they are appropriately staffed and 
  resourced.  Half the staff must hold a formal childcare 
  and early education qualification. 

  At a "parent and tots" or playgroup you stay with your 
  child throughout the session, which usually lasts 
  a couple of hours.  We now have more playgroups listed 
  at the site at

  There are more childminders listed at

Central Forest Park
  A reader recommends Central Forest Park in Hanley, 
  Stoke-on-Trent. The park boasts a large lake, 
  junior and toddler play facilities and a
  health and nature trail. 

Chatsworth House: Fab Farmyard and Adventure Playground

I would like to recommend the farmyard and adventure 
playground at Chatsworth House.

What a fab time had by all, and really good value for money. 

As we were in a party of 6, it only cost 4.00 each. My 
four children (aged 11, 6, 4 and 3) were fascinated with 
the animals and once we reached the adventure playground, 
I didn't see them for dust - I even managed to have a 
relaxing sit down and cup of coffee before I had to drag 
them away.

Entertainment value: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10
Return visit: Definitely - requested by the children.

Congratulations to the staff at Chatsworth, for providing 
educational, fun and healthy entertainment for all the 
family - without ripping off the parents!

Review by Alison Shelton.

Chatsworth House is near Bakewell, Derbyshire. 
01246 583139,  farmyard@chatsworth.org. 
For more details see 

Special Offers

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In the Night Garden DVDs reduced
  Five episodes of the CBeebies pre-school series narrated 
  by Sir Derek Jacobi, now reduced from 12.99 to 8.99.

80 Percent Off at Littlewoods
  Littlewoods is currently offering between 50 and 80% 
  off, but its sale ends soon.

70 Percent off DVDs, Games and CDs from HMV
  HMV's huge sale is in full swing and there are some 
  fantastic deals available. You can save up to a 70% on 
  DVDs, games and CD's. 

For more special offers see

News and Events

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Parent and Toddler Lunch
  Henry Prince school invites anyone with a child under 
  five to go for lunch at the school on Thursday 8 November.  
  It is also the school's open day.

Amber Valley NCT Nearly New Sale
  11 am on Saturday 6 October. Belper Community Hall, 
  behind Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper.


  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.

MMR uptake still short of target
  Uptake of MMR has still not reached levels needed to 
  ensure immunity in the community despite growing 
  confidence in the vaccine, NHS figures show.  The 
  number of children receiving the vaccine fell after 
  research - now discredited - suggested a link with 
  between MMR and autism.

UK has one of World's highest caesarean rates
  The UK has one of the highest caesarean rates in the 
  world according to the World Health Organisation.  
  The UK is now level with the United States with 
  around 1 in 4 births a caesarean.  The figures have 
  alarmed midwives.

TV viewing linked to attention problems in teens
  Television viewing in young children may cause 
  symptoms of attention problems in adolescence, a 
  long term study reveals.

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, 2007
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