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					Dear All,

Welcome to the STUDENT Parent E Newsletter for 16 December 2011. It is the last
newsletter for 2011; I will be away from the office from Tuesday 20 December 2011
and am returning on Wednesday 4 January 2012.

Included in this newsletter is information on Italian courses, a funky film school for
young disabled people and upcoming activities at the Fawcett Children's Centre. I
have also, once again, included a comprehensive list of Christmas Shows in
Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas as well as a list of family events in the
build-up to the festive season.

The products and services detailed in the STUDENT Parent Newsletter are for
information only and they are not endorsed by the university.

Best wishes for the festive season!


Laura MacDonald
Childcare Information Service
Childcare Office
21 Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1QA

Tel: 01223 (3)32249
www.cam.ac.uk/childcare


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*CAMBRIDGE INFANT STUDY IS SEARCHING FOR PARTICIPANTS!

We are looking for babies aged around 5-8 months to take part in a study looking at
search behaviour. We are keen to test both full-term and preterm babies; please note if
your baby was born prematurely we would test at an age a little older than 5-8
months. The study can take place either in our playroom in the department on the
Downing Site, or in the parent's own homes, or in their local playgroup. We would
need to see the baby on two consecutive days for a brief single session on each day.
All parents would receive a DVD of their baby's performance as thanks for taking
part. If interested, please contact Richard O'Connor: rjo31@cam.ac.uk, 01223766315,
Cambridge Developing Cognition Lab, Department of Experimental Psychology.


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FAWCETT CHILDREN'S CENTRE

* 123 Magic
The 4 week course is ideally aimed at parents who have already completed Raising
Children.
Time: 9:15 - 10:45
Monday's - 9 January, 16 January, 23 January, 30 January


* Raising Children
The course is 10 weeks long and we spend 2 hours each week exploring different
aspects of parenting.
Time: 9:00 - 11:30
Dates: Monday 20 February, 27 February, 5 March, 12 March, 19 March, 26 March,
16 April, 23 April, 30 April, 14 May


* Baby Massage Course
The Course is a 4 or 5 week course for new parents to spend some quality time
bonding with their baby.
Time: 10:15 - 11:15
Dates: Wednesday's - 18 January, 25 January, 1 February, 8 February


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* MOTHER & TODDLERS ITALIAN GROUP

Join our Italian fun group! A place to learn and enjoy the language with your toddler,
talk Italian, play games and make friends. Mothers, fathers and grandparents
welcome. Every Tuesday from 24 January 2012 for 8 weeks. The cost is just £50 per
child.
For more information please go to www.ladante-in-cambridge.org or email
info@ladant-in-cambridge.org


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* ITALIAN COURSES AT LA DANTE

The children keep enjoying a small class and achieve their best with our Italian
trained teachers. The younger ones learn not just songs and rhymes but colloquial
Italian, they do small projects according to the seasonal feasts and do lessons with
different themes from the description of their body to describing their family.

The bilingual class is great as the children have so many different needs and Chiara
Bortolini has done a special trained DITALS course specialising just in teaching to
children. She balances grammar, workshops and oral expression according to their
different level.

Italian children classes at La Dante:
5-8 years of age: Fri 4.30-5.30pm
9-13 years of age: Sat 2.30-3.30pm
bilinguals: Sat 12.15-1.15pm
Just £150 for next term (14 January to 31 March 2012)

For more information please go to www.ladante-in-cambridge.org or email
info@ladant-in-cambridge.org


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*FUNKY FILM SCHOOL FOR YOUNG DISABLED PEOPLE AGED 13 TO 19

Explore film making, editing music videos, green screen tricks, digital creativity and
production mixer and much more! New seasons start in January and they run
fortnightly from noon to 4pm at the Inspire Studio, Milton, Cambridge. The cost is
£35 per session.
For more information please contact the Inspire Team at 01223 441106 or email
admin@inspire.co.uk.


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*CHRISTMAS SHOW DATES IN THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND
SURROUNDING AREAS*


* 25 November 2011 to 15 January 2012

DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Many centuries ago with the face of England scoured by the Black Death, young Dick
Whittington arrives in London to make his fame and fortune. At first all goes well. He
makes friends with a cat called Tommy, gets a job with a merchant and falls in love
with a girl. But there are wicked forces at play.The evil Queen Rat and her army of
ratlings still roam the city streets trying to infect everyone with the plague so that rats
can take over the world.
Website: www.theatreroyal.org/


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* 7 December 2011 to 3 January 2012

HANZEL AND GRETAL at the Junction, Cambridge
In the middle of a snow-covered forest sits a tiny cottage - its roof is made of
gingerbread, the walls are made of chocolate cake, the door is made of boiled sweets
and the windows of clear sugar glaze, but what´s inside?
Website: www.junction.co.uk
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* 7 December 2011 to 15 January 2012

CINDERELLA at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge
CB2 3PJ
Buttons is in love, the ugly Sisters are fighting over a husband and Cinderella is
dreaming of a better life. But handsome Princes only exist in fairy tales don't they?
Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/


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* 8 December 2011 to 8 January 2012

ALADDIN at The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough
The Key Theatre is sure to be full of Eastern promise this Christmas and New Year as
the team return to the ever-popular tale of Aladdin as their traditional annual
pantomime for 2011-12.
Website: www.peterboroughkeytheatre.co.uk/


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* 9 December 2011 to 8 January 2012

CINDERELLA at The Broadway Theatre, 46 Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RT
Starring Michael Barrymore as Baron Hardup. This timeless classic will be brought to
life by a fantastic all-star cast, fabulous sets and breathtaking costumes.
Website: www.thebroadwaytheatre.co.uk/


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* 14 December to 31 December 2011

DICK WHITTINGTON at the Angles Theatre, Alexandra Road, Wisbech,
Cambridgeshire PE13 1HQ
Turn again Dick Whittington. Traditional panto tale.
Website: www.anglestheatre.co.uk/


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*CHILDREN AND FAMILY ACTIVITES, INCLUDING CHRISTMAS EVENTS
IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS*
Please contact the individual locations to check whether it is necessary to pre book the
activities.


Saturday and Sundays from 26 November to 18 December 2011

SANTA'S GROTTO at Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St Edmunds
Type: Festive
Time: 11:00 to 16:00
Age: General
Cost: £4 child/£1 accompanying adult (under 3's free, no free gift)
For more information: www.blackthorpebarn.com/


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Monday to Sundays from 1 December to 24 December 2011

MAGICAL FESTIVE SEASON at Notcutts Garden Centre, Horingsea, Cambridge
Type: Festive inc. a grotto
Time: 9:00
Age: Young
Cost: £5.99
Contact: 01223 860320


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17 December to 21 December 2011

A DICKENSIAN CHRISTMAS at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk
Type: Festive, historical
Time: 10:00
Age: General
Cost: £31-£12.50
Website: http://kentwell.co.uk/dickensian_christmas


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17 December to 23 December 2011

MINIATURE RAILWAY SANTA SPECIALS at Audley End House & Gardens,
Saffron Walden Essex
Type: Festive, Outdoors
Time: Noon to 4:45pm
Age: Young
Cost: £6
Website: www.audley-end-railway.co.uk


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17 December to 24 December 2011

SANTA'S GROTTO at Shepreth Wildlife Park, Shepreth
Type: Festive, outdoors
Time: 12:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 16:00,
Age: Young
Cost: Normal admission + £5 per child
Website: www.sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk


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17 December 2011

SANTA'S GROTTO at Burwash Manor, Barton, Cambridgeshire
Type: Festive
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Age: Young
Cost: £3 per child (inc. present)
Website: www.burwashmanor.com


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FATHER CHRISTMAS at the Fen, Wicken Fen, Ely
Type: Festive, outdoors, craft
Time: 10.30am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm or 2.30pm
Age: General
Cost: £6.75
Website: www.wicken.org.uk/


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ANGELS ALL AROUND US: FESTIVE DECORATIONS at the Fitzwilliam
Museum, Cambridge
Type: Festive, Art, Creative
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Age: General
Cost: £5 per child. Booking essential.
Website: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk


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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS at Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge
Type: Festive
Time: Crafts: 11am to 2.30pm Carol Singing followed by walk: 2.30 to 4 pm. Drop in
any time.
Age: General
Cost: £5/£4
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Website: www.cambridgeppf.org.uk/


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18 December 2011

SANTA'S GROTTO at Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Type: Festive, outdoors
Age: 0 to 10
Cost: £5
Time: 11:00 - 15:00,
Phone: 01480 451568


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19 December 2011

CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP: CHRISTMAS BISCUITS AND TREATS at
Cambridge Cookery School, Cambridge
Type: Festive, cooking
Age: 6 - 9
Cost: £29
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Website: www.cambridgecookeryschool.com


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20 December 2011

PENGUINS! at Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk
Type: Outdoors, animals
Age: 4 to 7
Cost: £4
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Email: lackford.education@suffolkwildlifetrust.org


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22 December 2011

ANIMALS OF ANTARCTICA! at Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve, Bury St
Edmunds Suffolk
Type: Outdoors, animals
Age: 8-12
Cost: £6
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Email: lackford.education@suffolkwildlifetrust.org


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ADVERTS

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FOR SALE:


Phil & Teds accessories for Sport 2 buggy I have the following navy accessories:

1) Phil & Teds cocoon/carrycot in VGC (used with a Sport 2 but would fit other
models) £20
2) single rear mesh sunflap in VGC (used once or twice) £6
3) single rear rain flap in VGC (again used a couple of times) £6
4) single mesh suncover for front of buggy (not used much) £8
5) navy blue sleeping bag in good condition £15.
Or all for £50 (less than a new cocoon!).
Collection from nr Homerton College, contact Fiona Barker on 07963 046923 (txt me
please) or barker_littleport@yahoo.co.uk


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FOR SALE:

1) Jamestown baby cot/toddler bed, £75, antique pine, beautiful condition. Converts
from baby cot to toddler bed, mattress and fitted sheets included if wanted. (RRP
£180) Suits baby to child 5 years old.

2) LeapPad Learning system, comes with satchel and 2 games £5.

For all my items above, please contact Sara on st293@medschl.cam.ac.uk, or 01954
231215 or 07919086701.

				
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