Exhibitors & Partners

Childcare Expo Manchester 2018 hosted a range of childcare and nursery suppliers who offered a vast variety of products and services for all early years professionals.

Abacus Day Nursery Sales

Abacus Day Nursery Sales is a successful business transfer agent specialising in selling day nurseries with nationwide coverage offering exceptional levels of client service in the childcare sector.  Abacus has a growing reputation and a proven track record for selling day nurseries over many years.

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Almas Industries

At Almas Industries we know that biometric access solutions make your nursery or early year’s childcare environment more secure and efficient. Our CCTV and biometric access control solutions are affordable, easy to use and to maintain.

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apetito

With over 50 years’ experience, we here at apetito know the importance of nutrition and great tasting food little ones love. Renowned for our innovation, specialisation and development of pioneering industry-leading ranges, we are confident we can improve the catering provision in your nursery and help your business run smoother.

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BB Training

BB Training is an Outstanding training provider rated by Ofsted specialising in offering training to the care sector who strives to ensure that all delegates are the best they can possibly be.

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Best Practice Network

Best Practice Network’s aim is to make a positive difference to children’s lives by developing skilled and fulfilled education professionals. We work in partnership with schools, trusts, early years providers and a network of expert practitioners to provide quality and effective professional development and Early Years Initial Teacher Training.

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Bloomsbury Education

Bloomsbury Education publishes books, apps and digital resources (bloomsburyearlyyears.com) to inspire teaching, learning and young minds. Featuring titles by best-selling authors such as Sally Featherstone and Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Bloomsbury Education provides fantastic ideas, practical help and tried and tested approaches for every Early Years practitioner.

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Capture Education

Capture Education captures a child’s progress, share it instantly with parents through a secure system, send messages to parents, save time, reduce costs and replace paper methods for tracking progress and engaging with parents, all from only £50 per year. You will also get a free tablet worth £96 when you sign up at the Childcare Expo

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Childcare Choices

Childcare Choices makes it easier for parents to decide what government childcare support is best for them.

This includes Tax-Free Childcare, giving working parents up to £2000 per child per year to help with childcare costs. There’s more information for childcare providers and parents on Childcare Choices.

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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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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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Complete Education Solutions

Complete education solutions offers a range of diverse educational platforms to increase learning experiences of children, improve management and leadership for your school or business and sup-port education and the education sector. Our flagship platforms are iPEP, the UK’s leading physical education planner, tracker and assessment tracker and iPAL, our bespoke booking, payments and management system.

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Copyrite Digital Systems

Supplier and service provider of multi-functional photocopiers, printers, and scanning equipment. Print management. Software and IT products, sales and support. Interactive whiteboards and learning products. For more information please visit us on our stand D20

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Creative Steps Magazine

Never be stuck for inspiration! Perfect for childminders & early years professionals with dozens of fun crafts & activity ideas, all designed to support the EYFS, KS1 & KS2.

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EAC Business Services

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Early Years Alliance

The Early Years Alliance is the largest, most representative early years membership organisation in England, providing high quality childcare and education to support children and families in areas of deprivation.

As an educational charity, we represent the interests of over 14,000 settings delivering care and learning to over 800,000 families.

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Early Years Resources

Established in 1992, Early Years Resources is a reputable supplier of innovative and cutting edge educational resources and equipment to primary schools, nurseries and childcare settings throughout the United Kingdom.

We have over 8000 innovative products designed to enhance and support the delivery of the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 curriculum.

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Early Years Story Box

Storybooks and resources that support children emotionally and practically to transition through childhood feeling happy, confident and secure. Our Memory Box Collection storybooks make the perfect welcome, leavers’ and seasonal gifts for Early Years settings to give out and our resources provide hours of educational fun whilst nurturing emotional well-being.

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EDUZONE LTD

Eduzone Ltd are suppliers of early years educational resources, furniture and equipment for nurseries, schools, children’s centres, pre-schools and childminders. All our products have been carefully chosen with quality, safety and children’s development in mind.

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ELCONS Employment Law Consultants Ltd.

ELCONS offers personalised and specialist HR and Health & Safety consultancy services to its clients.  Our highly qualified, experienced HR and legal experts strive to build strong working relationships with you and we achieve this by gaining a sound understanding of your business and its core values.

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Famly

Famly

Famly’s nursery management software helps to manage your finances, staff planning, attendance, child development 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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Funky Feet Music

Funky Feet Music – For the playful child who loves to move.

We have studied the research, listened to the experts and developed fun, interactive activities that support both body and brain development. Linked to EYFS our award – winning collection of toe tapping, feet jumping, dough squeezing, parachute waving music provides a fun educational experience.

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Genee Group

The Genee range of interactive solutions incorporate both software and hardware. Our key products include Interactive Touchscreens, Visitor Management Systems, Interactive Touchtables, Visualisers and Audience Response Systems. Our products work together to create a Complete Interactive AV Solution providing the user with everything they need to engage with their class or audience, working to create a fully collaborative environment.

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HJR TAX

HJR Tax assist day nursery and pre-school owners identify unclaimed capital allowances in their business property and receive a tax rebate from HMRC. We work on a paid-by-results basis and have a 100% success rate to date. Using our knowledge and technical experience, we make claiming capital allowances simple, hassle free and cost effective.

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Hope Education

Hope Education is the home of inspirational and best value resources for nurseries and schools. We share a passion for education and are here to support practitioners by giving little ones the best educational journey. Visit us on stand E20 to find out how you can save time and money with Hope.

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Jarvis Training Management

JTM have been a CACHE accredited centre for over 20 years as well as being an accredited centre for City & Guilds, ILM, Pearson Edexcel and NCFE delivering Apprenticeships, Traineeships, standalone qualifications and bespoke training for the Childcare sector as a prime ESFA training provider.

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Kidslingo Ltd

Kidslingo is an award-winning, Children’s Activities Association gold-accredited business delivering fun French & Spanish classes to over 12,000 young children per week in nurseries, primary schools, care homes & venues across the UK. The classes are a fun combination of songs, games, stories, drama & Makaton.

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Little Handprints Books

Little Handprints Books is part of Usborne Books at Home, one of the leading children’s book publishers in the UK. We offer a wide range of books and the opportunity to claim up to 60% worth of free books for your School or Nursery through our literacy initiatives.

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Living Eggs North West

We provide a two-week comprehensive programme providing all you need to hatch chicks in schools, nurseries & care homes. Everything required to hatch and look after your chicks is provided with a mountain of excellent resources and expert advice.

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Midshire Business Systems

.Midshire is an industry award winning supplier of office technology and is committed to bringing businesses throughout the UK quality, innovation and the latest in data security.

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Millwood Education Ltd

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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Morton Michel Insurance

Morton Michel is the UK’s childcare insurance specialist. We are passionate about Early Years and are ingrained within the sector so childcare professionals and their business needs are at the heart of everything we do. This is why we are proud to have sponsored Childcare Expo since they launched 10 years ago!

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NDNA

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is the UK’s national membership organisation for day nurseries and the voice of the early years sector.  With a thriving membership across England, Scotland, Wales and internationally, join us to benefit from business support, great savings, expert advice and early years training designed by early years experts for early years practitioners.

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Nexus The Educators Connection Ltd

Nexus guarantees high quality and value for money throughout our product range. We design and develop unique products in partnership with leading UK educational consultants. This then enables us to aid schools and alike, to deliver the highest possible educational standards, to ALL children regardless of their individual ability.

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Outside Classroom Boards

Manufacturers and suppliers of vibrant, weatherproof Educational Boards for permanent use OUTSIDE, also great for long lasting indoor use. Offering a comprehensive range of educational resource signage.

Many popular A2 paper posters, Nature Fans with built in magnifiers and vinyl banners available.

Specific need? Bespoke products reasonably priced

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Parenta

Parenta

Parenta provides software management solutions that reduce admin time significantly and is the UK’s largest vocational training provider within the early years sector, offering apprenticeships at all levels. It trains nearly 3000 nursery staff a year with the support and knowledge of its in-house skilled team of tutors.

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Primary Products Ltd

We provide a range of creative mark making ideas, sensory toys and puppets for early years. Our high quality products are perfect for nurseries, primary schools and childminders. Come to our stand to have a play and see how wonderful our products are.

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Rainbow Fostering Services

Rainbow Fostering – changing vulnerable young lives for over twenty years – our unsurpassed training and support enables our foster carers to provide bright futures for children: experienced healthcare professionals are now needed with the energy, empathy and resilience to look after youngsters, many of whom are traumatised with complex needs.

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Route2 Education Technology

Route2 Education, at the heart of early years for 8 years, providing innovative, simple, engaging and nursery focused touchscreen tables, packed with relevant activities. Always putting to good use appropriate advances in technology, Route2’s new Tilt&Touch Evolution table greatly widens the product’s uses while maintaining safeguarding and its characteristic robustness.

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SenseToys

SenseToys specialises in providing toys and educational resources that are particularly good for SEN children. We focus on improving communication and interaction skills. We will have wooden toys, sensory products, puppets and lots more on our fun and friendly stand at specially discounted prices to buy at the show.

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Talking Turtle

Talking Turtle

At Talking Turtle our main goal is to bring excitement, play and interest into the lives of children.  Not only do we supply the everyday stuff, but we bring new & exciting products for every child to enjoy. Please visit our website to peruse our products before you come to meet us!

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The Children’s Traffic Club

The Children’s Traffic Club is an award-winning road safety and active travel education intervention that teaches under 5s the skills and attitudes to stay safe when travelling independently later in life. It supports EY Practitioners introduce young ones to make safer, sustainable and active travel choices from an early age.

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The Toys People

We are suppliers of educational toys and crafts.

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The Yum Yum Food Company

The Yum Yum Food Company, established in 2003, is a specialised meal delivery service for nurseries and school. Our menu focuses on high quality nutritious and delicious meals, catering for a wide range of tastes and cultures whilst providing value for money. We take the stress out of meal times providing an excellent delivery service to your door step.

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TTS Group

TTS, home to innovative educational resources, are celebrating 30 years supplying early year’s 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.

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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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University Centre Doncaster

Doncaster University Centre offers a range of on-line programmes for Early Years practitioners to facilitate progression from level 3. The Foundation Degree and the Top Up to level 6 supports those who wish to develop their skills and knowledge. There is also opportunities to continue study at Masters level.

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YPO

YPO offers a fantastic selection of early years resources, with over 3,000 products to choose from. 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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