Exhibitors & Partners

Childcare Expo Manchester 2017  will host a range of childcare and nursery suppliers who offer a vast variety of products and services for all early years professionals.
Our exhibitor and partners list is frequently expanding and will be regularly updated.

Action for Children

Action for Children are a national children’s charity since 1869, in Manchester we run a specialist fostering programme for young people aged 11-14.

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Alliance for Learning SCITT

The Alliance for Learning is a partnership of schools across the North West with a track record of delivering outstanding,  school based teacher training in Early Years, Primary and Secondary.

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Almas Industries Ltd

Almas Industries UK Ltd develops, manufactures and installs innovative security solutions particularly adapted to the education sector. We specialise in fingerprint access control and have already installed our technology into hundreds of nurseries in the UK; ensuring all children are kept safe whilst supplying the nursery owner with a great management tool.

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Apetito

apetito firmly believe in Nurtured Nutrition and their range of award winning nutritious meals are ideally suited to the needs of nurseries. Children love the taste and parents can be assured that the meals are nutritionally balanced and adhere to the very latest food standards. Nurseries are guaranteed a simple ordering system, great quality and cost-effective food.

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Au Pair in America

Au Pair in America is a safe, secure and legal cultural exchange program which allows young people the opportunity to experience America by living with an American host family, providing childcare, studying and learning about American culture. Our goal is to provide the best cultural exchange experience for you!

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Avensure

Avensure is an award-winning Employment Law and Health & Safety Consultancy. We assist with all aspects of HR and can provide 24/7 advice and administration, bespoke documentation, contracts of employment, handbooks, etc. and advise on all employee issues with the backing of an employment tribunal indemnity.

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Baby-Mover B.V

Baby-Mover BV is a young dynamic Dutch firm, launched in 2017 for the further development, production and world-wide distribution of the BABY MOVER®. The BABY MOVER® is a professional evacuation apron for the rapid emergency rescue of babies/toddlers from buildings and hazardous areas. This life-saving equipment is made of flame-retardant material.

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Bambino Planet

Bambino Planet is a new and thriving supplier of educational resources and furniture to schools, nurseries, preschools, day-care settings, teachers, childminders and parents throughout the UK.

We offer quality products that will not be beaten on price and great customer service!

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Bloomsbury Education

Whether you’re looking for great classroom resources, amazing poetry, fiction and non-fiction for your library or inspirational professional development ideas we have the books for you! From award-winning practitioner’s guides to dyslexia-friendly fiction, our resources span from our early years Featherstone range to CPD for secondary teachers and educational apps.

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BNG Training

At BNG Training we are passionate about high quality early years care and education. We provide a broad selection of qualifications and professional development activities designed to be accessible, inclusive and tailored to meet the needs of individual candidates, business and the wider children and young people’s workforce.

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Butterfly Print Ltd

Butterfly Print Ltd is a specialist print and design company, providing high quality printed products in small quantities to suit the needs of any childcare setting. New this year are our EY Policies & Procedures and EY Staff Handbook. Come and see us and save up to 60% only at Childcare Expo.

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CareCheck

With costs, as low as £5 per application, our online system can increase efficiency and reduce employer recruitment costs considerably. With no registration fees and a quick setup process, we can have you registered, submitting your disclosures online and receiving the results in 24 hours end to end.

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Childcare Choices

Childcare Choices is a one-stop shop for parents, where they can find everything they need to know about government childcare support. Bringing together the existing support with new schemes, tax-free childcare and 30 hours’ free childcare – Childcare Choices makes it easy to find out what’s on offer.

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Child’s Play (International) Ltd

A child’s early years are more important than any other time. This is when children learn most about the world around them and the language skills they need to survive and grow. Since 1972 we have put enormous thought and care into creating the right material for this all-important time.

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Christie & CO

Christie & Co is a leading specialist business property adviser, providing brokerage, professional and consultancy advice to our sectors for over 80 years. Our experienced team of childcare advisers and agents work across 16 offices throughout the UK, which enables us to leverage intimate local knowledge with national insight, helping you make the most informed investment decisions.

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Citation

Citation – Support when you need it.

Whatever your goals, we’ll help your business succeed with our expert HR and Health & Safety support.

From confusing compliance to dealing with difficult employees, our friendly team simplify complex challenges, providing the best advice for you and your business, guaranteed.

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Clickety Books Ltd

Clickety® books and resources boost the development of children’s speech, language and literacy skills. Our simple and engaging stories with captivating illustration packed with multiple repetitions of selected sounds and rhymes are consistent award winners since 2012. Great for EAL and EYPP. Great offers today on books, audio, and puppets.

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Colemoi

COLEMOI is a French company with headquarters located in Paris. Creating, publishing and manufacturing learning materials, educational toys and arts and craft products. Educational benefits for children has been recognized by awards and educational specialists in the U.K. and U.S.A. “Education through innovation” is the COLEMOI signature.

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Community Playthings

Since 1947 Community Playthings has designed and manufactured innovative, durable, wooden furniture and play equipment, drawing on expertise from childcare professionals across the UK. Our products inspire play, support all aspects of child development and survive generations of wear and tear by active children.

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Concept Hygiene Ltd

Play N Learn Mats are exciting matting solutions for nursery/primary school settings. We offer an exchange service including a hygienic laundry process which ensures a clean, safe mat suitable for children/babies. Each month we offer a random change of our stimulating mat designs. Visit our stand for a no obligation free trial.

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Creative Steps Magazine

Creative Steps is a fabulous quarterly magazine providing childminders & early years professionals with dozens of fun crafts & activity ideas, all designed to support the EYFS, KS1 & KS2. First 30 new subscribers receive a FREE Drumond Park game or quote code CHDEXM17 for a 25% discount.

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daynurseries.co.uk

daynurseries.co.uk is the leading UK nursery website with over 4.3 million visitors per year & 35,000+ nursery reviews.  There are over 12,000 nurseries listed, as well as separate sections for news & events, products & services, nurseries for sale and nursery jobs.

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DCUK Ltd

Distributor Corporation UK Limited has partnered with British nursery industry leaders to deliver new and innovative brands to the UK market. We are delighted to now have added Bumbo to our portfolio of brands. Bumbo’s products encourage child exploration, parent and child interaction and quality family time.

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Direct365

Direct365 provide expert facilities management & hygiene services coupled with excellent customer service. We aim to support you and your workplace with everything from waste disposal to safety & compliance testing, whilst our online shop supplies essential business products from hand dryers to defibrillators, all at affordable prices.

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Doncaster College and University Centre

The department of early years at University Centre Doncaster provides an exciting range of distance learning programmes which enable practitioners to study in a convenient and flexible way. Undergraduate programmes include: Foundation Degree in Early Child Development and Learning, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Top Up, MA Early Childhood Studies.

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DoUp4Ways

The DoUp4Ways cushion has been designed to support children and adults to learn and develop a range of skills without noticing what they are doing. Fine motor skills are essential for performing everyday tasks for example: cutting, self-care tasks, clothing fastenings, cleaning teeth and pencil skills.

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Early Years Nutrition Partnership

The Early Years Nutrition Partnership is an independent social enterprise working to improve the future outcomes of young children by setting a standard for nutrition practice in early years settings.  It has been created in partnership with the Pre-school Learning Alliance, the British Nutrition Foundation and Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition.

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Early Years Record

Are you meeting the legal requirements of the EYFS? Are you prepared for an Ofsted inspection?

Early Years Record is a ground-breaking software product to help you prepare, audit and improve, allowing you to keep track of your compliance with legislation and guidance, including safeguarding, health and safety and staffing.

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EYP Direct

As the one-stop shop for the early years sector you can rely on EYP Direct to supply you with essential resources to help your childcare business. We will be showcasing some of our more popular sensory  and best-selling resources.

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Famly

Famly

Famly’s nursery management software helps to manage your finances, staff planning, attendance and parent communication to save you time every day. Famly was designed with a wide range of nurseries to ensure that it fits with the way you work right from day one.

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Fieldwork Education

Fieldwork Education has been improving learning in schools for more than 30 years through its highly successful primary and secondary curriculums and professional leadership programmes, now used in over 90 countries worldwide. We are delighted to expand our learning community through the launch of our new International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC).

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First Avenue Training

First Avenue Training has sepcialised in Early Years training for the last 14 years. At the show, we will be launching our funded level 4 and 5 diplomas for practitioners and managers into the region. We will also be available to explain how our work based qualifications can be fast tracked to  BA(Hons).

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First Celtic Toys and Learning Ltd.

FCTL offer a comprehensive range of products for babies through to primary school pupils, providing excellent play value and learning at every stage of a child’s development. Our assortment includes brands like TOLO, BeginAgain, Goobi, Indigo Jamm, Velcro and First Tools. At the show, we will present our full range of educational resources.

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Funky Feet Music

Funky Feet Music offer award winning resources to inspire children to move. Linked to EYFS our lively collection of toe tapping, feet, jumping, dough squeezing, tummy tickling, hand clapping, instrument playing, lycra pulling, parachute waving, body wriggling music provides a fun filled experience for both adults and children alike.

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Genee World

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Graduation Attire

Leaving nursery marks a major turning point not only in education, but also in life itself and we think such an achievement is worth celebrating. With our help, by hosting your own leavers ceremony you will be able to celebrate something valuable that glistens with pride… achievement! As you can see above having the logo really makes the profile stand out from the others and makes the profile the focus on the page.

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Hope Education

Hope Education has been a trusted provider of educational resources across the UK since 1898! If you’re looking for nursery resources that are guaranteed to Inspire, Create and Educate, our new range is out now and has all your favourite teaching products, and more, all in one place.

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ickle pixel

Documenting childhood, we create, we capture and we allow you to treasure your little one’s memories forever with our Living Photo’s. A fantastic opportunity and great keepsake service for early years as we capture childhood observations on film. We also offer promotional films and photography to enhance your setting.

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Kiddiwash / Teal Patents Ltd

See the very unique KiddiSynk® warm water hand washing unit demonstrated at Childcare Expo.  Little ones just love to wash their hands in the warm water of the popular Kiddiwash range by Teal. All totally safe and hygienic to use indoors or out.

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learndirect

learndirect is the UK’s leading provider of childcare and early years Apprenticeships. We’re currently delivering 1 in 5 childcare Apprenticeships in England and have helped over 3,000 childcare providers improve the skills of their workforce and drive up the quality of care they deliver.

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Learning Unlimited – part of the Chesterfield College Group

Learning Unlimited is part of the Chesterfield College group, with offices based across the country. We are the UK’s third biggest provider of apprenticeships and are renowned for the high-quality apprentices, bespoke training and development plans that we provide to employers in the childcare sector.

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MATTANS – Chartered Certified Accountants

We provide a variety of accountancy services including business and tax advice, planning and preparation of business tax returns and accounts, the setting up of book-keeping and business systems as well as providing bookkeeping services, management accounting and payroll support. Our services can be tailored to meet your needs.

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Medpac

Medpac – practical bags specifically designed for carrying and storing prescribed and emergency medicines with personal photo identification. Medpac allows you to store medicines safely and easily identify the correct medicine for the correct child.

Ideal for asthma inhalers, Epipens and Jext adrenaline pens, epilepsy and diabetic medication and more.

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Midshire Business Systems Ltd

Midshires has been working in the childcare sector for over 2 decades, delivering digital print, unified communications and IT solutions. We understand the need for cost-effective, flexible and innovative solutions.
Our products and services are tailored for your needs. We are the key partner in delivering effective technology solutions.

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Millgate House Education

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Millwood Education

Millwood Education is a long established educational resources supplier operating successfully for over 10 years, supplying primary schools and nurseries throughout the UK with resources to fit any ethos. Our unique and often exclusive products combine to provide a number of ranges, and are developed to support different learning approaches.

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Morris & Simmons Education Limited

As bestselling authors, we have written a range of highly successful books including our best seller ‘Planning for Learning in the Early Years’ and our new series ‘Learning in Early Years’ which are packed full of inspirational ideas. Our Hugasaurus and Squeak & Squawk are unique and irresistible too!

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Morton Michel Insurance

With over 52 years’ experience, Morton Michel is known as the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist. We expertly insure over 40,000 childcare settings and early years practitioners including nurseries, pre-schools, out of school clubs, childminders, nannies and many more. Come and see us on stand C10 for your chance to win a Tidy Books Bookcase!

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National Day Nurseries Association

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) – a national membership organisation and voice of the sector. With a thriving membership across England, Scotland, Wales and internationally, join us to benefit from free policy and procedure templates, a legal helpline, events, discounted training, a quality assurance scheme, publications, third party offers and more.

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Nexus - The Educators Connection Ltd

Nexus supplies educational equipment to nursery and primary schools. These educational toys guarantee 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. Nexus demonstrations enable the products to be used to their full educational potential.

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Outside Classroom Boards

We manufacture and supply a comprehensive range of unique, vibrant, weatherproof Educational Boards and signage for permanent use outside. Our popular photographic Nature range includes eight large weatherproof boards and hand held Nature Fans with built in magnifiers. Directional signage and Children’s Rights available. Specific need? Bespoke products reasonably priced.

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Parents Apps

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Pen Central

Pen Central specialise in early years creative mark making. All of our products are of the highest quality, they are colourful and exciting and very attractive for the children, who can’t wait to try them. The results are amazing and produce work that every child can be proud of.

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Piota Schools Apps

Engage and communicate with your parents via a customised mobile app for your nursery or childcare setting.  An app makes it easy to send messages, pictures, updates and key information straight to their phones – with alert notifications too.  Live demos on our stand, come and see them in action!

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P & P Clothing

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Pre-school Learning Alliance

The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest early years and most representative membership organisation in England. We provide high quality affordable childcare and education to support children and families in areas of deprivation throughout England. Visit us on stand G28 to discuss membership benefits including access to free training packages.

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P & P Clothing

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Reflections on Learning and Morley’s Early Years

Reflections on Learning and Morleys Early Years are two trusted suppliers of furniture and resources for the early years sector. Both brands are committed to providing high quality and great value. Products have been selected by early years specialists to support all areas of learning and development in EYFS.

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Route2 Education Technology

Route2 Education Technology manufactures innovative, high impact IT for nurseries and schools. Our touchscreen computer tables, digital notice boards and height adjustable touchscreen classroom boards have proved a massive benefit to settings across the UK. Their versatility allows them to be used individually, in groups or as a teaching aid.

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Snopake Ltd

Longstanding suppliers to the education market of Snopake adhesive and filing products, swordfish pencil sharpeners and business machines and platinum writing Instruments for use all around the school and classroom from early years through to secondary.

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spark

spark is an award winning and comprehensive EYFS software package that gives you much more than just an online learning journey. Designed to promote the well-being of teams in all types of settings, spark offers flexible features to assess, plan, observe, track, evaluate, as well as reflect on teaching.

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Springboard Supplies Ltd

Established in 2000, Springboard Supplies specialises in the supply of educational resources to primary schools, nurseries and early years establishments throughout the UK. We believe that our products, which are all curriculum based, act as a ‘springboard’ for children to add to their education and enhance the learning process.

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Stage Systems

Stage Systems supply portable staging solutions.  We understand how valuable your nursery space is. Our staging is simple, strong and flexible, making it ideal within a range of environments. Achieve versatile layouts from the same frames and decks and store the system neatly away when not in use.

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T4Kids

Woodworking using real tools in an early years settings, how can it be implemented safely? T4Kids™ have developed a ‘complete solution’ with real tools, training materials, colourful work wear and exciting creative projects. These tried and tested, award-winning products offer settings, the ability to introduce these fun and practical, hands-on activities.

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Teach Early Years Magazine

Teach Early Years Magazine is the definitive nationwide business to business magazine for early years buyers in reception classes, pre-schools and nursery settings. 19,000 copies are published every issue. Visit stand E19 for your free copy of Teach Early Years, Nursery Business and our Awards Special.

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Teddy Bears Biscuit Tin Publications

A brand-new collection of colourful children’s books. The unique collection particularly supports children’s language and communication development. The growing range of colourful storybooks has all been approved by speech therapists with extensive experience within early years. The unique and bespoke brand further supports early years development by enabling children to become emotionally literate.

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The Children’s Sleep Charity

The Children’s Sleep Charity’s train early years professionals so that they can support children and families in their settings who have sleep issues.  Specialist workshops can be bought in to be delivered onsite. Our work is based on the latest research and we have a team of experts who input.

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The National Curriculum

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Trafford Services for Education

TSE is a provider of 30 services to early years and other education clients including:  Early years training & consultancy, education psychology, health & safety, HR consultancy, legal, music, english as an additional language, payroll, pensions & recruitment, finance, procurement, catering, cleaning, pest control, IT services and information governance.

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Train Aid

Paediatric First Aid Courses which have a strong practical emphasis to early year’s settings. Modern day and personable feel to our courses, which address only the relevant first aid knowledge required by childcare workers.  Other mandatory qualifications include Anaphylaxis, Health & Safety and Safeguarding.

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TTS Group

TTS have been proudly supplying innovative educational resources to early year’s settings, childminders and schools, for over 30 years. Our products are researched and sourced based on ideas and suggestions from advisers, teachers, practitioners and many others, whose priority is the same as our own – children. The result is exceptional resources that meet your needs.

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Vizilogger Limited

Vizilogger Ltd was established 4 years ago by two Manchester companies, a software developer and an established childcare company. Over that time they have developed and tested a unique online system, providing a highly secure and user-friendly solution to the registration and collection of children.

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Wesco

Wesco have been supplying the early years sector for over 40 years – we have partnered with numerous child development specialists to create unique furniture and equipment designed to be ergonomic, practical, safe and fun for children. With 1,600 new products for 2017 we have an extended range for children from 0 to 12 years.

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YPO

YPO offers a fantastic selection of early years resources, with 600 new products for 2016! From outdoor equipment to messy play to sensory exploration, our range is designed to help children explore and learn. With over 40 years’ experience, we offer competitive pricing to help you save time and money.

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