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The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 73 : October 2010

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 - What's New at the Web Site?
 - Professionally Printed Christmas Cards by your Children
 - Special Offers
 - News and Events 

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

Party Ideas
  More ideas for your child's party including Harry the 
  double decker soft play bus, party entertainers, 
  face painters and balloon modelling.


  Advertise on under-fives.org for just  3.30 a month. 
  Enquiries guaranteed or your money back.

  More nurseries in Derbyshire and Staffordshire are now 
  listed at

Send Christmas cards designed by your children, and raise funds

Here is a reminder of how you can raise funds for your 
playgroup, preschool, nursery or other group by selling 
professionally printed Christmas cards designed by 
your children. 

Each child draws or paints a picture on an A4 sheet of paper. 
For very young children this could simply be a handprint or 
finger painting. The pictures are sent to a company who will 
turn the drawings into packs of Christmas cards. You then sell 
the Christmas cards and the profits go to your organisation. 
A way to make money which also leaves the children feeling 
very pleased and proud that they have created their own 
packs of Christmas cards.

And if you are feeling artistic, you can join in too and 
create your own cards.

There are several companies who will turn your pictures into 
cards. We have used and can recommend the Kids' Card Factory.

Kids' Card Factory
 - No minimum order
 - Costs  5 for first pack of 12, and  3 for subsequent packs.
 - Artwork in felt tip, crayons, paints or collage.
 - Very fast delivery, artwork deadline early November.

School Card Shop
 - No minimum order.
 - Costs  5 per pack of ten.
 - Artwork in felt tip, pens or crayons.
 - Send a sample card for parents to see before ordering.
 - Artwork deadline middle of October.

Christmas Cards for Schools
 - Minimum order of 50 packs.
 - Costs  3.75 per pack of twelve.
 - Send a sample card for parents to see before ordering.
 - Artwork in felt tip or coloured pencils. 
 - 6-8 weeks delivery.

Kids Cards 4 Christmas
 - Costs  5 per pack of nine.
 - Send a sample card for parents to see before ordering. 
 - Artwork in felt tip, crayons or paints.

School Fundraising Company
 - Costs  6.50 per pack of twelve.
 - Send a sample card for parents to see before ordering.
 - 3 weeks delivery.

For more fundraising ideas see 

Special Offers and On-Line Discount Codes

5 Pounds off No7 at Boots
  Save  5 on No7 at Boots when you spend  15 or more 
  with our code NNSF53.

60% off at Woolworths
  100's of savings on kidswear, toys, home, electricals 
  and much more: get up to 60% off now.

House of Fraser Sale
  Get up to 50% off hundreds of brands including Kurt Geiger, 
  Therapy, Pied a Terre, Motel, Gio Goi, Nine West, 
  D&G jewellery, Diesel, Radley luggage and many more.  

For more special offers see

News and Events

Please send announcements of future children's events to jill@under-fives.org
Spooky Fun
  Spooky fun at Alton Towers for younger guests and haunting 
  horrors for the more brave. 16-31 October. Under 4s free. 
  Adults  30.40, children  23.20. 

DVDs don't turn toddlers into vocabulary Einsteins
  But some parents mistakenly think kids do learn words 
  from watching these popular programs.

Women with the baby blues process emotion differently 
  Baby-blues? Don't blame raging hormones: the 
  brains of women with post-natal illness process 
  negative emotions differently to new mothers 
  without the condition.

IVF has best chance of success in spring 
  If you are trying for a baby using IVF, you are more 
  likely to conceive in the springtime. A hormone which is 
  vital for reproduction is significantly higher in the 
  spring and links with a 45 per cent higher fertilisation 
  rate during this season.  

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