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Childcare Expo hosts a range of childcare and nursery suppliers who offer a vast variety of products and services. Please see below for the exhibitors at Childcare Expo Midlands 2013:


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2Simple Software

2Simple software provide Award winning software for use by children and practitioners.

The latest Award winning product is called 2Build a Profile.  This award-winning app provides a simple and powerful way to log children's achievements against the Early Years profile in a few simple steps; making it ideal for busy practitioners.

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4Children develop, influence and shape national policy on all aspects of the lives of children, young people and families. As the Government’s strategic partner for early years and childcare we have a crucial role in co-producing policy with the Department of Education and representing the sector’s views and experiences.

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Allen Talbot Coaching

We provide companies and individuals with a one stop shop for all their workplace training needs. With courses ranging from First Aid to Risk Assessment Training and everything in between, we are able to provide your organisation with all the training you require to stay up to date.
We have worked with many different types of setting, ranging from nannies and childminders, all the way through to nurseries, preschools and Montessori's. Couple this with the fact that Allen - our main trainer - has a background in childcare and we are ideally suited to providing your setting with a personal and bespoke training service.


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Arc Education Supplies Ltd

An independent company committed to supplying high quality, innovative and durable resources for early years and primary. We pride ourselves on our personal service and an unrivalled commitment to value, with all products manufactured and sourced to meet the requirements of the EYFS. Over 1000 products available to choose from including Sand and Water Play, Role Play and Pretend Play, Outdoor Play, Curriculum Resources, Arts and Crafts, Construction Sets and Furniture. Come and meet us on stand C24, and visit www.arc-education.co.uk to see our full range.

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Auditel provides Cost Management and Purchasing Consultancy to Day Nurseries across the full spectrum of overhead costs, including Energy, Telecoms, Waste, Stationery and Supplies, Resources and Food. We are supplier independent and tender the market to get Best Value. We share the savings with our clients and provide impressive and sustainable savings, without it costing them a penny. Our services also include historical invoice checking as well as on-going monitoring and service management. To take the first step to reduce your costs contact Stephen Gaubert for your Business Costs Health check – all it will cost you is an hour or so of your time.

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BNG Training

BNG Training offer fully funded apprenticeships for the Early Year’s sector. The organisation is Matrix accredited and has approved centre status with both CACHE and SQA. Training is delivered by a team of skilled, experienced assessors/trainers who tailor learning programmes to meet individual needs. Each candidate, employer and mentor has access to our innovative on line training resource offering support resources, access to standards and a direct link to the assessing team.

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Brosch Direct

Brosch direct supply to a large number of childcare organisations, that range from private nurseries and schools to the public sector. Our leading brand of Nutouch disposable gloves offers all our childcare customers an exceptional quality glove at a highly competitive price.
We also offer a comprehensive range of disposables ideal for your business. Key products include: paper products, first aid essentials, disposable aprons, handcare products, wipes, cleaning products plus many more.

• Price Beater Guarantee, If you find an equivalent product cheaper elsewhere we guarantee to beat the price!
• FREE samples.
• FREE Delivery available on all orders over £75.00 (ex VAT).


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Butterfly Print Limited

Butterfly Print Ltd is a specialist print a design company, providing high quality printed products in small quantities to suit the needs of any nursery. Our flagship product is ‘My Nursery Diary’ the perfect communication tool that doubles as a keepsake memories book for parents, available with no minimum order quantity.

Catering Design Services

Catering Design Services have been specialist commercial kitchen designers for nearly 20 years. We have installed over 50 commercial kitchens into children's nurseries. We also undertake refurbishments of existing kitchens, along with sales, installation & servicing of all types of catering equipment. We offer expert advice on all aspects of nursery catering.

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Child’s Play

Child’s Play is an independent publisher, specialising in whole child development, focused play, life skills and values.
A child’s early years are when they learn most about the world around them.  Child’s Play’s range of books, games, toys, and associated materials are specially created to cater for a range of different learning styles and provide a variety of approaches to developing children’s understanding. It provides children, parents and teachers with opportunities, not only to read together, but also to learn through play, practical activities and interactive communication.
The philosophy behind Child’s Play is that everything we publish is child centred, putting all children at the heart of their own learning and development at this crucial time.


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Classroom Monitor Early Years

Classroom Monitor Early Years is a simple online markbook for recording and reporting child development against the new EYFS framework. It gives a clear picture of each child's progress, helping you to identify those that need extra support.
The markbook makes it quick and easy to upload evidence of learning, including video clips, photos and sound recordings. And each of the development matters and early learning goals are mapped out with free learning resources which can be shared with parents online.
Classroom Monitor is a DfE accredited MIS supplier so you can report results directly to your local authority.

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Community Playthings

Our new PlayFrame will be on display in Coventry for the first time. Fostering both large muscle and role play, the flexibility of the PlayFrame allows staff to reconfigure each day as the children develop and gain confidence. You have to see it to believe it! So come see this and many other new products.

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Connect Technology Group

Connect Childcare is the leading supplier of Nursery Management Software in the UK. The system gives valuable time back to nurseries and nursery chains by making every day processes such as registers, enquiries, billing, occupancy checks and EYFS observations, quick and simple. Come and see us on stand A5 to see what all the fuss is about and have a chance to win a brand new nabi2 tablet for your nursery.

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Costco Wholesale is a membership warehouse club dedicated to bringing our members quality goods and services at the lowest possible price. Whether you are a business owner or a smart shopper you know it feels good to belong to a group of savvy consumers who recognise value when they see it and enjoy access to quality and savings.

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Creative Steps Magazine

Creative Steps is a fabulous quarterly magazine providing everyone caring for young children with dozens of fun creative activity ideas, all designed to support the EYFS and help the creative development in young children.

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danfloor Uk Ltd are leading manufacturers and suppliers of commercial carpets. Our innovative range of carpets are suited to a variety of applications within a range of diverse markets including the child care environment.
Our carpet collections cover a variety of modern designs, colours and textures and are all capable of performing in the most demanding environments such as nurseries. The use of solution dyed, polypropylene and nylon yarns with fully impervious backings and anti-microbial coatings means we can provide our customers with products that are fit for purpose and built to last.

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Data Harvest

Data Harvest is a world-leading UK-based manufacturer and supplier of specialist educational science and technology equipment, specialising in construction sets for Nursery, primary and secondary education. We are the UK and European distributors for a range of internationally renowned brands such as K’NEX Education, KID K’NEX construction sets and FischerTiPs.

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daynurseries.co.uk is the market leading day nursery resource in the UK, featuring the most trusted comprehensive and detailed database of uk day nurseries and suppliers to the uk day nursery sector.

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Designs for Education

Designs For Education is a small team of people dedicated to developing good quality, innovative furniture and resources for Early Years settings and offers a comprehensive range of products for children aged from birth to 8 years old. Visit our stand and discover why our range of furniture and outdoor equipment for 2 years olds is becoming so popular - we’d be delighted to meet you.


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Dickory Dock Designs

We design and make award winning tactile educational resources for the indoor and outdoor classroom to stimulate creative and active learning for many age and ability ranges. Our product range includes resources for numeracy, literacy, science, PHSE, crafts and other areas of the curriculum – most include detailed teaching notes and ideas for cross curricular activities. We also supply puppets, books, letters, numbers, dice, etc and make many bespoke items to order and run a number of design and educational courses/seminars. A new range of resources is being launched at the show for imaginative play.

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Digital Nursery

We make useful and highly attractive IT products for nurseries. Our child height touchscreen table allows children early access to IT and the programs cover the six key stages of learning. Our digital notice boards show photos, videos, power point, PDFs and ticker messages to vastly enhance parental communication.


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Early Track

Early Track is a simple electronic method of tracking children’s progress against the revised EYFS Curriculum using the widely available Microsoft Excel. Monitor an individual child’s progress and an entire class of up to 35 children. Clear graphs illustrate progression or possible regression allowing staff to identify planning for the next steps.
Early Track combines easy use with the added benefits of viewing the EYFS criteria as you track by scrolling over boxes for each individual criteria of the curriculum. A one off payment means you are not tied to monthly subscriptions or the requirements of internet access wherever you are. You own your data. Install on as many computers as you wish at no extra cost and install as many workbooks you need for the size of your nursery or number of classes.


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Early Years and Childcare Publications Partnership

Our publications include the fantastically popular DevelopmentWheels™. There are now nine versions of our standard wheels and we also have our NEW range of SUPER-SIZE Practitioner Development Wheels, containing all of the information on the new 2012 EYFS taken from Development Matters.
Further new wheels are in production including those on Numeracy/Maths, Literacy/Reading and Healthy Eating. Our current range includes Outdoor Play, Speech & Language, Safety in the Home and other age related parenting wheels. We also have brand new materials on the 2 Year Progress Check.
All of our publications are used by early years teams and their practitioners; childminders and parents/carers, as well as other individual professionals working within specialist areas of childcare, health and early years education. You can buy copies at the show and we will have some special offers and a competition.

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Nursery, Pre-school, Childminder… Comprehensive EYFS software - used since 1997. Flexible, personalised & designed to alleviate your EYFS frustrations. Smart-phones, Laptops, Tablets… Parent’s own software interacts with provider’s package. Full learning journey to guide across DM Statements and CoE-Learning, into KS1

“Parents love it and are look forward to accessing their child’s information from home and staff are really enjoying it!! It’s really great and it’s making a huge difference to the amount of time staff spend with children and not writing things up! Well worth the investment!”

Customer 2012

“The development needs of all children are successfully highlighted as staff record their observations on a daily basis on an electronic system, which helps them make secure assessments of learning. This then allows them to plan relevant and current ideas to encourage all children's next steps in their learning.”
Ofsted 2013


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EduCare for Education

EduCare for Education is an online learning service designed to deliver a high-quality, cost-effective solution to your safeguarding and duty of care training needs. A single annual licence fee provides unlimited access to all 16 training programmes, meaning that you can train every adult in your school or nursery in all the key areas inspectors and the law require.

Programmes cover key areas including child protection and safeguarding, health and safety, first aid, food hygiene, equality and diversity, data protection and more. Individual programmes are also available for childminders, nannies and other early years professionals.

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Still small enough to give a personal service, Eduzone has been supplying innovative and quality early years resources to Schools and Nurseries for 16 years. Over 500 new products which are educationally sound and competitively priced. Visit us on Stand A21 and at www.eduzone.co.uk to see our latest products.


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If you’re looking for a quality recruitment service or if you just want to develop your workforce to stay ahead of the competition, we’ve got lots to offer you, whatever your Child Care business needs.
We’ve worked with and alongside our employer partners successfully for many years. We provide recruitment and training solutions for local, national and multi-national businesses, and we’ll adapt our first class service to fit you so we’ll always have the right solution for you.
We’ll get to know what is important to you and your business and we’re happy to be involved as you need and always there for support.


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EYFS Tracker

The EYFS Tracker (www.eyfstracker.com) is a web-based application designed to provide all types of Early Years setting with a simple-to-use yet comprehensive system for recording and analysing children's progress, from birth to the end of the Reception year. With the EYFS Tracker you can analyse progress and identify areas for improvement by running a variety of visual reports, create Learning Journey booklets to share with parents, demonstrate the impact of your work to Ofsted and much more.

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eyLog - An EYFS Compliant and Secure Online Learning Journey!

eyLog is an EYFS-compliant web and tablet based secure application helping childcare providers transform the process of recording observations and creating the learning journey of a child. eyLog enables rich observations with images/video/audio, 360º parental involvement, child progress tracking and much more - making it the most comprehensive early-years’ solution.

Meet us at Stand A14 and get to experience eyLog first hand.

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Family and Childcare Trust

In January 2013, Daycare Trust and the Family and Parenting Institute merged and the joint new organisation called the Family and Childcare Trust. Collectively, both organisations have almost 40 years’ experience of policy and campaigning on issues affecting families. The merger opens up many exciting opportunities and, most importantly, will enable the new organisation to serve families better in the challenging times ahead. Daycare Trust’s focus on achieving high-quality, affordable childcare aligns well with Family and Parenting Institute’s work to secure the changes needed to make the UK family friendly.

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Fine Solutions

Fine Solutions stock and supply a broad range of educationally sound, competitively priced products that are essential as part of your early years resources.  98% of all items are stocked and orders are despatched within 24 hours of receipt.  Customer service is manned by experienced staff from educational backgrounds.


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First Celtic Toys and Learning

TOLO Toys offer a complete range of products for newborns through to preschool children, providing excellent play value, fun and learning at every stage of a child’s development. The TOLO collection encompasses toys designed to stimulate curiosity from a child’s earliest years, right through to preschool.



fledglings.com is a real-time, web based home communication system for day care providers. It enables nurseries to send small, regular text updates and photos to parents about their child’s activities throughout the day.

Using fledglings.com can save nurseries time, money and effort, and help build positive relationships with parents by making them feel more involved. A single update can be used to communicate with one or multiple parents. The short, regular updates mean staff don't have to remember everything a child has done. It is ideal for use on laptops and tablet devices so staff can send updates without having to leave the children under their care.



Furniture4education has been distributing and installing exciting and educational furniture products throughout the UK for several years. The products you'll find in our catalogue or on the website have been selected to provide progression with the next step in our children's lives, taking them from sensory learning through to the last years in the classroom.
Come see us at the Childcare Expo or click through to the website where a team of enthusiastic and knowledgable advisors are standing by to offer a helping hand.


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Gompels Healthcare

What easyjet and Ryanair have done in the airline sector, Gompels Healthcare are doing in the nursery sector. High volume, low prices & prompt service. With free next day delivery across the UK we have built a reputation for fast, efficient service and quality products at unbeatable prices. Gloves, aprons, wipes, nappies, hand towels, janitorial and play time. We have all a nursery needs, in stock, ready for free next day delivery. Come and see us!


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GreenBuying.co.uk is your number one source of eco friendly business and school/nursery supplies. Green Products is all that we do. Our online shop sells thousands of products all at very keen prices and sourced from the UK. Product ranges include recycled stationery, non-toxic cleaning supplies, recycling bins, children’s playground equipment & benches made out of recycled plastics and green computers. We offer a special 5% discount off all items for sale to nurseries and schools. Come and visit our stand A12 at Childcare Expo 2013 to see some of the products.

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Heritage Treasure Baskets – and resources for Early Years play

The Heritage range of Treasure Baskets and resource collections are designed for Babies, Toddlers and Early Learners. We use natural items wherever possible and make selections which intrigue, give pleasure and are safe for little ones to play with. Our resource collections will supplement the baskets or stand alone as support for discovery or heuristic play. We specialise in putting together baskets for special occasions, special children, child minders, training and courses or parent support. Check out our Writing Belts for Early Writers during their role play.

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Home Childcarer

Home Childcarer - the magazine for childminders and nannies. Bi-monthly publication providing home childcarers with an entertaining and educational read.

Come to stand B4 to pick up your free copy of the September/October issue!


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Hopscotch Early Years Consultancy

At Hopscotch we know what is required to provide outstanding care and education.  Hopscotch Early Years Consultancy specialises in building effective staff teams, bespoke Early Years training as well as Pre Ofsted Inspections to ensure high quality care and education is delivered to all children and families at all times.
Whether it's support in striving to achieve Outstanding judgements, or a one-off training to prepare you for your inspection, Hopscotch have tailored solutions drawn from our proven track record of achievement in Early Years.  Raising standards doesn't have to be expensive - you just need the motivation and passion to strive for excellence...and maybe a small helping hand from us!


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HR 4 Your Nursery

HR 4 Your Nursery is a HR consultancy working specifically with Nursery and Pre School Owners and Managers to take the challenge out of people management and to help you retain your staff to become an employer and care provider of choice.
We provide a friendly and flexible approach and pride ourselves on getting to understand your nursery requirements when it comes to staffing issues. We understand the complications of employing people to work with children. It's always good to be able to share a problem and that's where we can help. Whether it is supplying you with contracts of employment and policies that fit your needs or assisting with that tricky staffing issue.
We are here to help in a cost effective, friendly and professional way.


Hygiene Solutions

Hygiene solutions are a well-established specialist washroom service provider and can proudly say we have grown to become one of the largest washroom service providers in the central and east areas of the UK.
We offer products and service for ladies sanitary disposal, nappy disposal bins, soap dispensers, anti-bacterial dispensers, automatic air freshener units, hand dryers, sanitizer systems, dust mats and speciality logo matting.
Providing our customers with an excellent service is at the centre of our business practice, with a qualified team of service technicians you will receive personal and professional service.

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Tiny tummies are set to rumble as KiddiChef is introduced as the new concept in food for babies to children. KiddiChef creates freshly prepared on-the-day fully nutritious meals for all children from 6 months and above, by capturing the audience of young sensitive palettes, we are very proud that we are using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients without any additives or preservatives. KiddiChef meals have been carefully designed by nutrition experts, taking into consideration seasonal produce but also accommodating different cultures and dishes from around the world. KiddiChef takes children’s eating habits a step further by recommending the right portion sizes for the child depending on their age and growth. Come to stand C19 to meet the KiddiChef team and find out more.

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The little ones just love to wash their hands in the popular Kiddiwash by TEAL.  TEAL will be also demonstrating the new Kiddisynk – NO plumbing or power required. Just fill it with warm water and wheel it to where you want it, indoors or out.

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Kids in the Classroom

Kids in the Classroom is a company which specialises in videography in schools to provide parents/carers with a ‘living history’ of their children during the early years. We interview your children each year and capture a series of their observations asking questions such as 'what do you want to be when you grow up?' and 'how would the world be different if animals can talk?'. The idea is to capture your children throughout their primary years so you can watch them grow, capturing the memories as they begin to learn and understand the world.
Whilst providing parents with the opportunity to watch their children develop and interact in the classroom environment we also provide an extra revenue stream for schools.


Kozi Kidz

Kozi Kidz, launched 2008, is a range of Swedish designed outdoor clothing for children 0 – 10 years. Drawing on Scandinavian expertise and experience, the range is designed purely with kids in mind, including safety features such as reflectors & detachable hoods with a focus on performance and practicality.

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Laser Learning

Sometimes it’s important to think outside of the box to find a more effective and efficient way to do something. Laser Learning Ltd has applied this principle to create their award-winning e-portfolio and online learning system called The Laser.


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learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated provider of skills, training and employment services. We’ve helped around 4 million people get the skills they need for work and more than 75,000 businesses improve the skills of their workforce.
By making the best use of today’s technology we offer a flexible delivery model which seamlessly combines web-enabled content and support, in-centre training and work-place learning.
We can help you boost the confidence and efficiency of your staff through new skills and qualifications. We have an extensive portfolio of courses and qualifications, everything from everyday skills and on-demand training to Apprenticeships and higher level qualifications. We also provide recruitment services for sustainable employment and professional training to help you develop rising stars.
With our trusted brand and reputation, your childcare business is in good hands.

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Loxos “The Changing Station Specialists” cater for the nappy change area needs of all professional early childhood settings.
It is our mission to produce high grade sanitary ware solutions that provide comfortable, safe and hygienic work areas designed around real needs.
From small singles to large double change models, and with a range of options available for each such as stairs and baths, we are sure to have a model to suit all nurseries.

Come and see us for more on these and also our new Aqualox activity sink and WC partitions!


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MCW Consulting Associates

MCW Consulting Associates are a family run business providing outsourcing services in Health & Safety, Human Resources and Parent Surveys, we can also offer VA services and help desk provision. We are a dedicated and highly professional team of business experts to help in any way that you may need, whether it be to solve an immediate problem or a long term and persistent one. We combine our professionalism with a friendly, easy approach which is rarely found in the business environment today. Flexible enough to work within most timescales and budgets, our honest and realistic feedback means that you always get the best results for your money.


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Meningitis Trust

The Meningitis Trust is the UK’s primary provider of professional services and community-based support for people affected by meningitis. With as many as 500,000 people living in the UK who have had either viral or bacterial meningitis and up to one adult in every four knowing of someone who has had the disease, the charity’s on going work is much-needed. One of the Meningitis Trust’s biggest fundraising events is called Toddle Waddle. This is a fun way for the under 5s to do their bit to promote awareness of meningitis and raise money with their very own sponsored walk, or waddle. For more information on Toddle Waddle please visit their website www.toddlewaddle.co.uk.

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Millwood Education

As a leading supplier of nursery furniture, equipment and early year's resources, we believe passionately about creating the right products at the best possible prices. We have a great range of exciting, award winning and innovative products, many of which are exclusive to Millwood.

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MNT Training

MNT Training are specialists in Early Years training, ranging from short CPD courses (such as EYFS, Child Nutrition, Child Psychology, Working with Parents, Engage Children in Reading and many more) to fully accredited qualifications such as the CACHE Level 3 CYPW Diploma and Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship. MNT offer an accessible and flexible route to study via ‘MNT Learning’ – our online e-learning website. Study at a time and place to suit you!

We look forward to meeting you at Childcare Expo 2013, please do come and say Hi

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Morleys has over 80 years experience specialising in furniture for education, offering an extensive range of quality products for all ages.
Morleys Early Years and Reflections on Learning supply high quality resources in-line with key areas of learning development in the EYFS framework.

For further information visit our stand or websites - morleys.co.uk / reflectionsonlearning.co.uk

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Morris & Simmons Education

Morris & Simmons Education offers teachers & schools creative resources, solution-focused advice and training. Our teacher resources provide you with a wealth of ideas and well planned active learning experiences that will save you planning time, leaving you refreshed to deliver outstanding teaching! Our work is inspired by a world of books that capture children’s imagination and stimulate their interest in learning. We promote inquiry, investigation, risk-taking, co-operation, independence and always include an injection of fun! Check out our special conference bundles!

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Morton Michel Insurance

Known as the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist, we expertly insure 9,000 nurseries and playgroups, 5,000 out of school clubs and holiday playschemes, 19,000 childminders and nannies and many more early years professionals.

Visit stand B4 to find out how to win two BERG trikes worth over £600!

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National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is the national charity and membership association for children’s nurseries across the UK.To support the delivery of quality care and early learning, NDNA provides members with information and advice, events, publications and discounts on essential services. We also offer an online quality improvement scheme, e-Quality Counts, and a range of training programmes to help develop the early years workforce. We have national and regional teams across the UK working closely with local authorities and childcare settings to broker positive partnerships and ensure the sustainability of the sector.

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Never Never Land

Never Never Land is a specialist Toy Shop stocking traditional toys. We have many customers working in Early Years who have asked us to expand our range of products to meet their specific needs. We will be launching our new catalogue of products for Early Years at the Expo, with attractive discounts for all our customers. On our stand you can see the super ride-on digger, wooden bus, hide-away puppets, pop-up castles, wooden food selection, musical instruments and puzzles. We have a new range of Green toys – visit us to see what a milk bottle can become.

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Nexus supply a comprehensive and relevant range of educational products guaranteeing high quality and value for money. We design and develop unique products in partnership with educational consultants who consider new ideas to help deliver the national curriculum. We guarantee quality products covering a wide range of educational needs focusing on, literacy, numeracy, early years, art & craft, outdoor play, plus a comprehensive range of handwriting pens, pencils and stationery.  We also supply and demonstrate the entire Polydron range of products to the schools and nurseries in the UK. Competitively priced high quality products which are long lasting and meet the relevant health and safety requirements.

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Nursery Management Today (NMT)

Nursery Management Today is the leading business to business publication for owners and managers of nurseries. Launched nine years ago the publication has gone from strength to strength and now hosts the biggest and most prestigious nursery awards, the NMT Nursery Awards, in November each year. NMT magazine prides itself on the excellence of its content, offering articles written by experts on subjects including finance, insurance, law, training and management. It provides the best advertising medium for those wishing to reach managers and owners of nurseries. 


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Nursery World

Nursery World is the leading print and online title for the early years community, providing the best information to help every child fulfil their potential. Packed with ideas, resources, and the latest news and developments, Nursery World is every professional’s essential guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Nursery World magazine, published since 1925 and still at the forefront of early education and childcare, is a fortnightly mix of news, opinion, best practice, management and jobs. Top experts contribute series linking in to the four themes of the EYFS, while regular special supplements include Nursery Management, Nursery Equipment and Nursery Chains. www.nurseryworld.co.uk is first with daily news, provides a lively forum, and a wealth of practice and management content in our searchable archive of more than 25,000 articles.
Nursery World really is all you need!

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Optimus Education

Optimus Education is dedicated to providing professional support to school leaders and managers. Our seven hubs, training, books and ebooks and one day national conferences are used by leaders and managers nationwide to support professional development, aid school improvement, share best practice, and get expert answers to overcome barriers to their school's development and ensure compliance in a changing education landscape.

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Outdoor Matters!

Outdoor Matters is the quality early years training and consultancy service that promotes the importance of the outdoor environment for young children's play, learning and development.

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Outside Classroom Boards

....Learning “Off the Wall!” We design, manufacture and supply bright, colourful educational boards for use in the “Outdoor Classroom” and on playgrounds. They are invaluable for engaging children and enhancing learning. They can transform any environment quickly & easily and are completely weather proof, highly durable and easy to install.


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The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) is a growing community of 35,000 childcare professionals across England and Wales. Our members – childminders, nannies and nursery workers – are dedicated to providing high standards of care and learning for children and are receiving PACEY’s support, advice and training to do so. Together with our members we are working to become the professional association for everyone in childcare and early years to ensure our members are recognised for the vital role they play in helping children get the best start in life.


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Parent PA

Parent PA is a brand new concept of connecting schools, nurseries and other childcare/youth groups with their parents using a group email and text web-based solution. It is really simple to use and has an automatic event reminder service built in. It provides security and reliability to those who use it along with reduced overheads, and parents have the ability to choose how they receive reminders so that it fits into their lifestyle and needs, making it relevant and timely. Parents also have access to the on-line calendar so they know what is going on at all times.
Parent PA supports the busy administration of caring for children, whilst also supporting parents who have a million and one things to remember. Everyone’s happy.


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PBD Early Years Training

PBD is an early years training provider with exceptional success rates. PBD assessors really care about their learners and are supported by brilliant technology in the form of e-portfolios and e-learning.
As well as having direct access to funding for level 2 and 3 qualifications, PBD is the first provider to offer the brand new specialist diploma in early years leadership. Together with leading academic Dr Francisca Veale, PBD has created a challenging programme of post level 3 progression, which is delivered in the workplace and supported by face to face sessions, webinars and online resources. More information/online registration from www.pbdevelopment.co.uk or 01440 731731.


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Playgarden Design and Resources Ltd

Playgarden provide expert design of natural, bespoke outdoor play spaces with heaps of play value. We offer a specialist service using qualified Landscape Architects to design playspaces that meet early years play and curriculum needs. We supply fun and challenging outdoor play equipment alongside versatile, loose outdoor play resources.

Playgarden are passionate about outdoor play and reconnecting children with nature. Our ethos is very much child-focused and by stepping into the mind of a child, through their imagination, we can transform the outdoor area in your school or nursery into a stimulating outdoor play space that will teach and excite all that use it. Please visit www.playgardens.co.uk

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Play to Z

If you’re looking to invest in quality resources with a difference then visit stand D14 to experience sensory play resources at their best. Play to Z are proud to produce award-winning playful learning resources for children, babies and special educational needs. Experience our unique toy safety standard approved Playscope® Treasure Baskets; Little Explorer Collections; Activity Cards; play, sleep and storymats; beautiful Sensory Bambini resources; Stacking Hoops; and exciting Sensory Tales®, gorgeous multi-sensory resources perfect for bringing stories to life. Made in the UK and multi-award-winning all our resources are designed to inspire creativity and provide babies and children with the best possible start in life. Drawing upon our extensive research we also provide sensory-focussed training, workshops and keynote presentations nationally and internationally. With quality, play value and environmental and ethical credentials key, our fun resources and quality training help bring learning to life.

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Practical Pre-School Books

Practical Pre-School Books is the specialist publisher for everyone working in early years education.
Our resources are user-friendly, completely up to date with EYFS requirements and designed to link theory to practice. They cover all areas of early education including child development, SEN, practical activities, management, planning and educational theory.

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Pre-School Learning Alliance

The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest early years and most representative membership organisation and voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England.
An educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 member settings and childminders who deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year. Find out more about our work and ways we offer support to early years practitioners and professionals at Stand ……… or visit www.pre-school.org.uk.


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ProTrainings Europe

ProTrainings Europe Ltd offer a wide range of video online, classroom and blended training in many Health & Safety subjects including Paediatric First Aid. If you are a licensed child minder or care for children and wish to be prepared for an emergency, then a 12 hour pediatric first aid course is for you. We are pleased to provide you with an alternative to the two day classroom course that is required to meet Ofsted and SureStart standards. This course reduces your classroom time to only one day, while allowing you to complete the first day online at your leisure. We offer training as a standard certificate and also as a QCF Level 2 certified course nationally though our approved and monitored network of instructors. This course may also be taken as a 100% online course if you are not required to meet Ofsted and SureStart standards.


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Rawson Carpets

Rawson Carpets are manufacturers of heavy contract carpeting and tiles suitable for all school, office and nursery situations. With over 24 stock ranges available in 274 different colour ways.
We also manufacture Classmate, a multipurpose wall covering with acoustic and thermal qualities. It can also be used a notice board as it is pin and Velcro friendly. Classmate can be used in nurseries on the lower part of a wall as a soft wall for the protection of smaller children. It is available in both sheet and tile in 10 colour ways.

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Red Fish

The Red Fish Nursery Management System is a new and unique product for the childcare sector. The system has been developed in partnerships with experts in the sector, which has allowed us to gain invaluable insights into user’s requirements. The system works for you, providing a simple solution to manage your everyday issues. Putting you in the driving seat, with clarity and simplicity at the touch of a button.

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Red Monkey Play

Red Monkey Play are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers in wooden playground equipment for school and nurseries. Based in Leicestershire, we have worked with schools and nurseries across the country to create inventive, imaginative and inspiring play areas for children of all ages. All of our wooden play equipment is hand crafted from the finest timber, sourced from sustainable forests and treated to ensure safety and longevity. Our dedication to quality can be seen throughout our entire product range; all of our play equipment is robust and sturdy, built to be loved for years to come.

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Sensetoys is a specialist supplier of early years and special needs educational resources. We focus on communication and interaction by helping children to acquire language through play. See our wooden toys, puzzles, language activities, tangles, sensory toys, special scissors and Toilet Time toileting skills products which can all be bought at the show.


SkillsActive is the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being. Our Playwork staff work to increase the demand, quality and availability of skills provision across the UK. We provide employers, training providers, policy makers and key organisations with information and advice on skills development and training for Playwork.


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SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies revolutionised the education market in the UK with products that empower educators to improve student outcomes by effectively implementing technology products that support all learning styles and environments.
All of our technology is powered by SMART Notebook collaborative learning software which sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive activities within a single application. This award-winning software includes a rich set of activity creation and delivery features and connects you to an exciting ecosystem of content, tools and support. Visit us to see a range of technology solutions from SMART that enables both the physical and social interactions that young children need to develop and succeed.

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Sweet Counter

Sweet Counter produces bright, colourful educational display card resources. All products are designed by an experienced teacher to teach specific concepts, in a practical, fun and child centred way. We also produce Playground Pictures, unique external PVC wall displays, illustrating both literacy and numeracy concepts, transforming playgrounds, gardens and hallways.

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Teach Nursery! magazine

Teach Nursery supports all nursery practitioners in creating an outstanding environment for early years education. The magazine's practical and accessible articles provide easily digested and forward thinking advice, making it a frequent point of reference for professionals in search of inspiration. For you free copy, visit the team on our stand.

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The Book People

The Book People, bringing you best-selling books at a fraction of high street prices, save up to 75% on recommended retail prices.
Books for all the family, perfect for presents or just a surprise gift! Something for everyone, all at unbeatable Book People prices!

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The Childcare Company

The Childcare Company are a training company with a difference. Our innovative Laser(tm) online training system has trained over a thousand childcare practitioners successfully, efficiently and on their own personal schedule. We pride ourselves on the quality of learning we provide, and our staff have many years experience in the childcare sector. We have a number of different funding sources available to us and our funding team work hard to secure places on our courses at minimum cost to our learners and their employers. We were recently the first training company to award a new Level 3 Diploma in The Children and Young People's Workforce Qualification and in 2008 were awarded the Nursery Management Today "Nursery Supplier/Innovator" award. We are proud to be a part of the Childcare Expo again this year, and look forward to seeing you there!

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The Nursery Catering Company

Come and visit The Nursery Catering Company on their stand for more information.

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The Register of Playwork Professionals

The Register of Playwork Professionals is an independent public Register which aims to support playworkers and provide assurance to both employers and the general public that those on the Register are qualified to do their job.
The Register will:
• Provide individuals working in the playwork sector with a system of regulation, ensuring that they meet agreed National Occupational Standards (NOS), which outline the knowledge, competence and skills of good practice
• Recognise the appropriate qualifications and expertise of individuals
• Provide assurance to consumers and employers that all registered playwork professionals are suitably qualified and competent in the specific roles which they perform
The Register is owned and operated by SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being. The Register also receives support from the industry and has been developed through our Sector Guidance Group which has representation from many key playwork organisations.

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The School Uniform Specialists

A breath of fresh air to the world of uniforms be it personalized work wear, corporate clothing, leisurewear or school uniforms: With many years’ experience in the industry we want to work closely with our customers so that they have the appropriate uniform delivered as and when required. Being a service driven company one of our main objectives is to take the hassle away so with our own embroidery and print facilities and all backed up by ISO 9001 certification for quality and ISO 14001 certification for the environment we are a partner to be trusted.

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Timotay Playscapes

Timotay Playscapes is your one stop solution to designing and building inspirational outdoor play. Our professional and enthusiastic Design team welcome the Opportunity to create truly challenging early years play settings. We believe Natural looking and Open ended play is the way forward to help children explore, learn and express their imaginations visit our website for more details at www.timotayplayscapes.co.uk

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TTS Early Years

TTS, home to innovative educational resources, are celebrating over 26 years supplying Early Years Settings, Childminders and Schools. Our products are researched and sourced based on ideas and suggestions from advisers, teachers, practitioners and many others, whose number one priority is the same as our own – children. The result is exceptional, innovative resources that will meet your needs. Come and visit TTS in the Inspirational Themes feature area.


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Ur-Tubes is a system comprising plastic tubes and connectors that you can connect together to form 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional shapes and constructions. Ur-Tubes can be used simply as a child’s toy, with endless build and rebuild possibilities; or for use in creative play at home, in playgroups, at creche or nurseries. The toy will help develop cognitive and motor skills, and stimulate creative thought processes for children of all ages.


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Since 1975 Wesco have been designing, manufacturing and selling everything you need for the Early Years and Infant sectors including baby room, nursery and classroom furniture, physical play and sports equipment as well as our brilliant educational toys and games! With 1290 new items in our catalogue this year, we aim to bring the very best in high quality products along with great customer service!


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Daisy is an integrated mobile NFC solution for efficient operations at daycare and pre-school environment. The mobile NFC application provides an easy way to track the attendance of both children and employees increasing security. Daisy Net offers an efficient communication channel between personnel and parents. Daisy Manager provides various reports supporting e.g. efficient resource allocation.
WhileOnTheMove Ltd. has a wide experience of developing NFC based solutions available as Cloud Service. Especially NFC applications for both mobile and tablet environment providing concrete benefits to cities, citizens and tourists.