Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 119 : December 2014

First things first - a Happy Christmas to everyone. I hope everything goes well for you.


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

Brassington Preschool

Brassington Preschool

A small friendly pre-school in a beautiful rural village, providing education and fun for children from 2 to school age. Free funding for all over 3s and eligible 2 yr olds..


Splashing Stars Swimming School

Adult and Child classes within a private heated pool. Maximum 2 adult and 2 children per class, children aged between 1 - 4 welcome. Derby


Little Chicks Art Sessions

First Friday of the month, 9:30am to 10:15am for 18mths to 4yrs. Lichfield

Special Offers

Some more codes and offers to ease Christmas shopping.

60% Off at Boden

You can now get up to 60% off at Boden and Mini Boden with the code AF01. Next day delivery.
Go to Boden

Save £5 on Fragrance

Save 5 when you spend 50 on selected Fragrance from Boots with code: UKFRAG5
Go to Boots

Sale and Free Delivery at BBC Shop

Up to 45% off DVDs and clothing, plus reductions on other merchandise. Still time to order for Christmas if you are quick.
Go to the BBC Shop

Argos Get £5 Voucher

The Argos gift voucher is back. Free 5 voucher when you spend 50. Last dates for Argos Christmas delivery: 6pm 22nd December.
Go to Argos

Half Price Chocolates at Thorntons

Continental Heritage Collection now Half Price. Plus spend 40 or more you'll get a free box of Classics worth 14. Just enter the code NRSK at the checkout.
Go to Thorntons

Sale at BHS and Free Next Day Delivery

50% off gifts and free next day delivery on orders before 6pm with code JOLLYQUICK.
Go to BHS

50% Off at the Body Shop

From Monday 22nd December, The Body Shop Up to 50% off Winter Sale starts online. PLUS! Get 30% off non-sale items with code: 14586! This offer runs until Tuesday 6th January 2015.
Go to Body Shop

Under-Fives Events

If you have a children's event you'd like publicised, just drop me an email.

Christmas in Chatsworth Farmyard

From now until 4 Jan. Crafts, nativities, magic.

Santas Winter Wonderland

At Tamworth snow dome.

Drayton's Magical Christmas

Until 31st Dec, over 21 rides and attractions and the chance to meet Father Christmas in Thomas Land.

Father Christmas's Woodland Wardrobe Crisis

Until Sunday 21 December, the wildlife creatures of Coombes Valley (Bradnop) have offered to help Father Christmas by washing his famous red suit before Christmas Day, but they have lost his clothes through the wood. Help Father Christmas find his clothes ready for Christmas.

Santa and His Reindeer Arrive at Bluebells

Until Sunday 21 December. Fancy dress, nativity animal petting, Christmas market, games, mince pies, santa's grotto, children's fairground rides, all at Bluebell Dairy, Spondon, near Derby.

Santa's at Chucklebutties

Visit Santa in his Grotto on Sunday 21 and Wednesday 24 December 2014. Present for every child, and enjoy a glass of milk and a biscuit with him. Plus Santa's Pyjama Party Saturday 20 December 2014, 5.30-8pm and Tots Breakfast with Santa Tuesday 23 December 2014, 9-10am.

Winter Wonderfarm

Until 21st Dec plus selected Friday evenings at Lower Drayton Farm

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Smoking banned in cars when children are present

From October 2015 anyone who smokes in a car where a child is present will be fined 50

More breastfeeding 'would save NHS millions'

Proven key benefits - and potential savings - associated with breastfeeding a baby include a reduced risk of bowel infection (gastroenteritis), lower respiratory tract infection (bronchiolitis), middle ear infection (otitis media) and an uncommon, but serious, condition called necrotising enterocolitis (bowel tissue death). Breastfeeding also brings benefits to the mother, such as a reduced risk of breast cancer.

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