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February 2010

What is fostering and why foster?

February 26, 2010

What is fostering and why foster? The Isle of Wight has a brilliant environment for children to grow up and flourish in. Unfortunately, every year many children are taken into care because their parents, for one reason or another, may be unable to look after them. The problem is often unrelated to the child, and […]

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Tops Day Nursery at the IOW College.

February 25, 2010

Tops Day Nurseries are pleased to have opened a new pre-school room in the IOW College site nursery, as more parents are signing up for the ‘flexible’ childcare. The Blue room, which was opened in the new year for the children aged over 2 and a half, has a role play area and a fully […]

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MAKE MUM’S DAY with the National Trust

February 24, 2010

This Mothering Sunday (Sunday 14th March) the National Trust want to make mum’s day so are offering free admission at the Needles Old Battery, to all mums accompanied by one or more of their children. Then after mum has looked around she can enjoy a free slice of home-made Victoria sandwich cake in the tea […]

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YMCA Winchester House Nursery

February 23, 2010
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YMCA Isle of Wight are set to open a brand new 56 place nursery at Winchester House this Spring. The nursery will take children aged 6 weeks to 5 years giving locals a reliable childcare option with a difference. YMCA Nurseries are known for their unique ethos which involves a play based learning approach whist […]

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February 23, 2010

The National Trust’s 2010 season will be launched on Saturday 13 March by former rocketmen of the Isle of Wight. As part of National Science & Engineering Week they will be on hand at the Needles New Battery on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March between 12 noon and 2pm, to answer visitors’ questions about […]

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Caterpillar Music Start A New Saturday Morning Class In Ryde

February 22, 2010
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Caterpillar Music Start A New Saturday Morning Class In Ryde The long awaited Saturday morning Caterpillar Music class finally opens on the 8th of May at The Park Centre, High Park Road, Ryde, PO33 1BP.  This new class will allow many working parents the opportunity to come along to this very popular Pre-School activity and […]

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February 20, 2010

When VAT was temporarily reduced to 15%, the Chancellor added 2% duty to fuel to offset the reduction in tax collected from motorists. Now that VAT has been increased back to 17.5% again this hidden tax has not been removed – hence recent rises in your fuel costs. Sign the petition at the link below […]

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Star Attractions Lined Up For Navy Days 2010!

February 19, 2010
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The Royal Navy’s two newest warships are set to be dazzling double act as the newest naval technology features alongside the historic prowess of the naval fleet of the past, including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860, at this summer’s Navy Days event at Portsmouth Naval Base and Historic Dockyard. The new formidable Type 45 […]

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National Nest Box Week 2010

February 16, 2010
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National Nest Box Week 2010 As part of National Nest Box week on Monday (15th) YMCA vinvolved volunteer’s organised and ran a nest box making session with Daycamp children at Winchester House, Shanklin. The natural nest sites on which many of our bird species depend, such as holes in trees and buildings, are fast disappearing […]

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Spinnaker Towers Kids for a Quid!

February 15, 2010

Spinnaker Towers Kids for a Quid! February Half – Term. 13th – 21st February children pay a £1.00. Open daily from 10am . Fun Activities every day! Make your own telescope. Face painting. Strike your own souvenir coin. Win prizes in the ship hunt and colouring in. To Find out more go to to print […]

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