Under Fives

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

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 163: December 2018

Happy New Year! May it bring everything you want. A shortened newsletter this month - back to normal in the new year.

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Choosing a nursery


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

Toddler Football

Toddler Football

Football fun for toddlers around Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Try for free.


How to choose a Nursery

A nursery takes children up to school age for whole or half day sessions. They are registered and inspected annually by Ofsted to make sure they are appropriately staffed and resourced. The best way to choose a nursery is to visit and see for yourself during a normal day. Find a nursery at

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Round up of some of the more interesting news about mothers-to-be, childcare, babies, toddlers and young children.

Why are more boys than girls born every single year?

In not one year, stretching back to the start of Queen Victoria's reign, have girls outnumbered boys at birth.

Stroking a Baby During Medical Procedures Really Can Reduce an Infant's Pain

Researchers have found that gently stroking babies during medical procedures, as parents intuitively do, reduces infants' feelings of pain.

Are fertility drugs safe?

The industry says yes; critics worry they're overprescribed.

Bonding with Baby

Mothers who show increased interest in infants while pregnant report stronger bonds with their babies after birth.

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