Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 117 : October 2014

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Parent and Toddler Tennis Derby
e-mail derbytennis@hotmail.co.uk or
call 01332 273770 to reserve a place.


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

Derbyshire Playgroup

Wyaston Parent and Child Group Needs New Members

Wyaston Parent and Child Group meets every Wednesday including during school holidays from 9:30 - 11:30am. Run by local mums - welcoming friendly atmosphere to all parent, grandparents and carers. Children can enjoy a wide selection of toys, craft activities and singing time along with a snack and drink. Older siblings welcome in school holidays.


Childminding and Babysitting

More childminders in Derbyshire are now listed at, including Little Cherubs in Derby.

Toy Libraries

Derbyshire Toy Libraries Stay and Play

Stay and Play sessions now at Toy Libraries at Wirksworth, Crich, Belper, Hartington, Heage and Matlock.

Special Offers

Voucher codes are coming in thick and fast now, as shops try to make you buy early for Christmas. Here are some which might interest you.

Save 5% On Travel Insurance

Planning a last minute half-term get away? For 5% off an annual policy use code TAGAM5, or 2% off a single trip use code TAGST. 7 days in Europe from just 5.87 pounds (and that's without the discount).
Go to Columbus Direct Travel Insurance

Save 25% on My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream

My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream is based on a formula originally developed by Salisbury District Hospital as a daily moisturiser for patients. Made with 5% sunflower oil it helps replace essential fatty acids and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft. But what's really nice is that all profits go straight back into patient care. Sign up to the My Trusty e-news and save 25% on your first order. Offer expires 31st October.
Go to Trusty Little Sunflower Cream

Save 50% at the Body Shop

Body Shop 50% off sale starts this week. And if the gift you want isn't in the sale, you can still get 30% off with code 14671. Or if you can wait until 21st October, get 30% off sale items too with the code SALE.
Go to Body Shop

My First Years: 15% Off

Get 15% off personalised outfits for babies and toddlers with code OCT15. Plus, free delivery for orders over £30, complimentary gift box with all orders and free personalisation with baby's name, birth date etc. But be quick. Offer ends October 19. Go to My First Years

10 Pound Voucher for Argos

Free £10 voucher when you spend 100 or more. Free £5 voucher when you spend £50 or more
Go to Argos

£10 off at Monsoon

You can still get stylish savings on children's clothes at Monsoon.
Go to Monsoon


£50% Off at Figleaves

Lovely lingerie and nightwear at Figleaves and now with 50% off.
Go to Figleaves

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Derbyshire children's centres marked for closure

Ashbourne children's centre, together with one in Duffield, are earmarked for closure - and a further ten are set open for two days a week, rather than five. Derbyshire County Council says some of its 54 children centres must close because the authority is losing a third of its 500 pound million-a-year budget.

Smoking while pregnant may harm fertility of sons

Women who smoke while pregnant or breastfeeding may be damaging the future fertility of their sons, a study has proven for the first time

Antibiotics 'linked to childhood obesity'

Young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are at greater risk than those who use fewer drugs of becoming obese, US researchers say.

Bad relationship with your mother affects your baby bonding

Pathways in the brain that allow mothers to bond with their babies are set in infancy and passed on from mother to child.

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