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Issue 41 : December 07

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 41 : December 2007

Welcome to issue 41 of the Under-Fives newsletter.  I hope 
your preparations for Christmas are going well - below are 
some ideas for last minute Christmas gifts and discount 
codes for on-line shopping.

Have a great Christmas and a happy new year.

  - What's New at the Web Site?
  - Christmas Gift Ideas
  - Special Offers
  - News and Events

What's New at the Web Site?

More Nurseries in Derbyshire and Staffordshire
  Find a nursery place for your child in Derbyshire or 

Article Index
  Previous editions of the newsletters are archived on the 
  site.  We now have an index for you to more easily find
  articles which have been published in the newsletters.

Artful Splodgers Messy Play Group
  Lots of art, crafts and messy play for children aged 
	between 18 months and 5 years. At the Fleet Arts Centre, 
	Belper, Derbyshire.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Here are a few ideas for gifts you can buy over the Internet.

A great gift for grandparents is a calendar featuring 
photos of their grandchildren on every page. This is easy to 
order over the internet and costs around £15. You can buy 
calendars from these shops:

- Snapfish at http://www.dpbolvw.net/email-1845710-10373609 
(go to the personalised gifts section). Snapfish looks more 
expensive than the other options, but postage is cheap and 
if you buy two the price comes down.

- Extrafilm at http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-1845710-10431308
Slightly less expensive than Snapfish but not as flexible

- Vista at http://tinyurl.com/37uoc9 
The calendars are cheap at Vista but the postage is expensive.

For children, what about a letter from Father Christmas?  
With "Mailed from the North Pole" on the envelope and 
personal references, the letter costs £4.99 from 

For friends try a magazine subscription.  This lasts all 
year and you can save on the subscription price at 

Special Offers and Discount Codes

Here are the on-line retailers which this week have made 
discount codes and special offers available to 
Under-Fives readers.

Half Price Shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt
   Get up to 50% off ladiesí, menís and childrenís shirts 
   at Charles Tyrwhitt. 

Free Delivery at Marks and Spencer
   Marks and Spencer have sent us code FREEDELV which 
   entitles you to free delivery when shopping online.  
   Just click the link below and enter FREEDELV when 
   you checkout.

Free Delivery at John Lewis
   For free delivery from John Lewis go to 

Half Price Children's Posters and Prints
   AllPosters are currently offering 50% off many posters 
   and prints. Plus you can get free delivery by entering 
   the promotion HOL999 when you checkout. 

10% Off at Boden with Free Delivery
   For women's, men's, girl's, boy's and baby clothes.
85 Pounds Off at HMV with our Discount Codes
   HMV has introduced two fantastic deals both of which 
   retail at £109.99 and are available through us for 
   just £24.99 (whilst stocks last). Deal 1: 10 DVD 
   Modern Classics gift set including LA Confidential, 
   Enter the Dragon and Dirty Harry RRP: £109.99 Use 
   Code: VK8849 for 85 pounds off. Offer Price: £24.99.  
   Deal 2: 10 DVD Golden Classics gift set, including 
   Calamity Jane, Doctor Zhivago and Rebel Without a 
   Cause RRP: 109.99, Offer Price: £24.99 with 
   Code: VL5367.

10% Off at Early Learning Centre
   10% Off the entire Early Learning Centre site.  Use 
   the eVoucher 'PKZ' when prompted at the checkout.

10% off at Mothercare and half price on toys
   Mothercare has a huge selection of gifts for kids. 
   There are some great offers too including buy 1 get 1 
   half price on selected toys. To receive an extra 10% off 
   purchases, simply enter N7T at the checkout. 

Half Price Toys at Argos
   Save up to 50% on toys from Argos until 11 December 

For more special offers see

News and Events

To announce your event, or child-related news here, 
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Plus the newsletters are available on the web site for our 
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Lantern Parade
  Friday 7 December, Ashbourne.  Christmas lights turned 
  on and children's lantern parade at 6.30 pm. Fun fair 
  and late night shopping.


  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.

Environmental Toxins May Limit Fertility in Daughters
   Mothers who are exposed to certain toxic environmental 
   compounds prior to pregnancy could limit their 
   offspring's fertility, says a new study.  The study 
   says that exposure to the compounds called PAHs prior 
   to conceiving and when breast feeding reduces the 
   number of eggs in a daughter's ovaries by two-thirds. 
   PAHs are found in cigarette smoke, car exhaust, fumes 
   from wood stoves and in charred and smoked foods.

Babies can spot the good, the bad, and the ugly
   Babies are good judges of character long before they 
   learn to speak, according to a new study.  Infants as 
   young as six months preferred characters which helped 
   rather than hindered others in a simple puppet show.  
   Researchers say the findings reveal that humans begin 
   making social evaluations far earlier than 
   previously thought.

Baby TV show did not breach rules
   Channel 4 documentary Bringing Up Baby has been 
   cleared of wrongdoing by media watchdog Ofcom, 
   despite generating 752 complaints from viewers.

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, 2007
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