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.
Our exhibitor and  partner list for 2019 will be updated nearer the time. 

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 innovative water tray activities or inspirational professional development ideas, we have the books for you! 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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Blossom Educational

Blossom Educational

Blossom is the most intuitive, easy to use and comprehensive online learning, assessment and management software available to nurseries.
Created and driven by the knowledge and expertise of real nursery owners, Blossom will improve your children’s learning and development, create stronger parent partnerships and simplify your administrative processes.

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BNG Training Ltd

BNG Training is a leading provider of apprenticeships for the early years sector. BNG help you find the right apprentice with training costs funded through the ESFA.

BNG are delighted to introduce Azilo, our online learning platform, packed with over 130 quality courses and available on free trial now.

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Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is making a difference to children, families and communities through education, research, consultancy and continued professional development. As a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes we offer a range of full and part-time courses, including teacher training and employment based options in early years settings.

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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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Catax have been helping clients secure tax relief for over 10 years and have identified over £167m in tax benefit to date. We understand tax law can be confusing and requires specialist knowledge, so we take great care to keep things simple while maximising the return on your business.

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Childcare Choices

Childcare Choices incorporates all of the Government’s existing and new childcare offers, helping parents to understand which might be most suitable for them.

Childcare Choices includes the new government childcare service which is where parents can apply for Tax-Free Childcare and/or 30 hours free childcare.

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Childminding UK

Childminding UK

Registered childminders offer a unique and special professional service. At Childminding UK we are passionate about the benefits and also understand the challenges. With over 25 years of experience, our friendly team are here to help every step of the way, offering membership, individual support, online training and resources.

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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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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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Creative Steps Magazine

How have you ever managed without CREATIVE STEPS magazine? Each issue is packed with fun craft ideas designed to encourage learning through creative play, perfect for anyone in early years and childcare settings. Come and see the latest issue, back copies and examples of the fun craft projects. There are FREE games from Orchard Toys & Drumond Park for new subscribers at the show.

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Creed Foodservice

Creed Foodservice is a leading UK, family owned and independent foodservice provider with over 40 years’ experience of supplying the education sector. We offer a one-stop solution with the capability to deliver grocery, chilled, dairy, frozen, fresh meat, fresh produce and non-food products all on one multi-temperature vehicle.

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C.S Kids

Like many parents and teachers, C.S. kids believe in cultivating a positive learning attitudes in children and encouraging positive behaviour as fundamental parts of their holistic development. That is why we offer one-of-a-kind Early Years & Primary Years Teaching Resources which make learning fun and exciting.

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daynurseries.co.uk is the UK’s leading day nursery review website receiving over 5.5 million visitors each year, profiling nearly 13,000 care homes and 55,000 reviews.

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Early Years Fundamentals Ltd

Early Years Fundamentals Ltd. is a research, training and development company, led by the needs of the early years private and voluntary sector.

We identify trending Ofsted inspection issues termly and respond to those issues by providing training events, advice, publications, audit tools and consultancy. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EYFundamentals/

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Early Years Nutrition Partnership

The Early Years Nutrition Partnership is an independent social enterprise created in partnership with the Pre-school Learning Alliance, the British Nutrition Foundation and Danone Early Life Nutrition.

Our registered nutritionists and dietitians can help you achieve a Quality Mark and access training to upskill and empower your team and enhance your whole setting approach to nutrition.

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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

Early Years Story Box is a subscription website and online shop that provides children’s storybooks and Early Years resources. Our mission is to nurture self-awareness in little learners and to support them to transition through childhood feeling happy, confident and secure.

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Eden Play

Eden create outdoor learning environments which inspire investigative thinking, promote imagination and encourage creativity. In addition to our bespoke design and build service, we also have a brand new range of outdoor play resources specifically for Early Years.  Check out our new “Prêt à Play” range on our stand today!

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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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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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Foundation Focus Ltd

Foundation Focus have a mission to deliver practical, comprehensive and up to date solutions through their product-based business. Currently with 12 products developed through their own expertise, hands-on experience and passion, their long-term vision is to support settings and practitioners to achieve excellence in every aspect of their provision.

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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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Garden4me GIANT raised planters are perfect for introducing children to gardening and growing their own healthy food whilst also encouraging outdoor play.

Our planters are self-watering, easy assembly, safe, require no maintenance and have a lifetime guarantee – they come in three vibrant colours that are eye catching and playful.

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GoServe Ltd

The GoInteractive Table is a fantastic piece of technology for children and staff to use. This collaborative interactive table allows the end user to use educational apps, as well as the Windows10 PC, for EYFS Development.

With the flick of a switch, go from Android to Windows seamlessly.

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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!

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Hodder Education

Hodder Education publishes a wide range of high-quality and innovative print and digital resources. Our Childcare and Early Years titles are written by trusted authors, including Penny Tassoni and Carolyn Meggitt, and many of our resources are produced in partnership with national awarding organisations.

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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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HoweFab Ltd

We design and manufacture original educational toys in our Lancashire workshop for use in nurseries, we can personalise any of our products with our customer’s logos and also offer a bespoke design service where we work with our customers to bring new ideas to life at a reasonable price.

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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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Kids Planet Day Nurseries

Kids Planet is a family-owned group of 25 nurseries in the North West. We are responsible for the care and education of over 3,000 children and our last 18 Ofsted inspections have been Outstanding.

We highly value our employees: expect progression, training and support throughout your career with us.

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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 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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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

With over 54 years’ experience, Morton Michel is known as the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist. We expertly insure over 45,000 childcare settings and practitioners including nurseries, childminders and nannies. Our policyholders also receive FREE entry to the ChildCare Club providing access to fantastic additional benefits including FREE online training!

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Nana’s Manners Ltd

Our ergonomically designed cutlery supports children in becoming confident and independent at mealtimes. The unique, patented shape supports little fingers in forming the tri-grip position and fun finger stickers guide children’s hands – no adult intervention needed! Our multi award-winning cutlery is a world first – it is only comfortable when held correctly.

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National Day Nurseries Association

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 the latest information, business support, expert advice and sector leading training courses and publications.

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Nexus - The Educators Connection Ltd

Nexus are suppliers of learning toys and educational equipment. Nexus guarantees high quality and value for money. We design and develop unique products in partnership with educational consultants who consider ideas to 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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PACEY – Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years

Dedicated to supporting everyone working in early years to provide high quality care and early learning for children and families, PACEY represents the views and experiences of childcare practitioners and champions their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.

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Parents Apps

ParentApps help schools and nurseries communicate a lot more efficiently with parents and we do so via a dedicated mobile app.

We design and build bespoke mobile apps for nurseries that allow parents to access letters, forms and receive important messages about things going on at the nursery.

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PrATiQ - The Centre of Development

PrATiQ™ The Centre of Development is an outstanding training provider approved by NCFE and CACHE providing accredited courses.  Online Learning, preparing centres for EQA visit, Early Years Educator, Supporting Teaching, Teacher Training, IQA & Assessor training are within the area of expertise.

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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. It provides high quality affordable childcare and education to support families in areas of deprivation. An educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 settings who deliver care and learning to 800,000 families annually.

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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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Safe4Kids is a company based in Perth, Western Australia and specialises in child protection education resources and training. Holly-ann Martin, Managing Director, has over 30 years experience and has designed the Safe4Kids Protective Education Program to educate children aged from three to seven years and also children with special needs.

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As businesses strive to develop and grow in this rapidly changing world, they need the support of people they can trust. We’re committed to building close and enduring relationships with each of our business customers, so that we understand how we could help you achieve your ambitions.

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spark offers a range of EYFS software solutions designed to drive efficiencies across operational and curriculum needs within the nursery setting.  Inspired through the founders own ‘nursery’s needs’, spark continually evolves; repetitively embracing current and future needs within the industry, our software makes it easier for everyone involved.

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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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STABILO International Gmbh

STABILO is part of the Schwan-STABILO Group. With more than 1,500 employees, we manufacture our customers’ favourite pens and pencils for highlighting, sketching, writing and colouring. Our products are available worldwide in more than 180 countries.

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Stage Systems

Stage Systems supply portable staging solutions and educational furniture which is ideal in primary and nursery settings.  Our Imagine innovative range of furniture covers all sections of the curriculum such as classroom seating, storage and tables, playtime and outdoor equipment and accessories as well as cloakroom and library furniture.

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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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Threads of Success - Kent County Council

Threads of Success is an extensive suite of quality training, products and support visits, developed by Kent County Council’s Early Years and Childcare Service, dedicated to leading and sustaining excellence across the Early Years and Childcare sector.

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TASC Software

Established in 1990, TASC Software Solution Ltd have grown to become one of the largest UK companies in Education Data Management. Presenting CURA, our user-friendly and secure child safeguarding software allowing quick, detailed logging of any concerns or ‘gut instincts’ you may have. GDPR Compliant. Win a tablet on stand.

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Teach Early Years Magazine

Teach Early Years Magazine is the definitive nationwide business to business magazine with 19,000 copies published every issue. Each issue is packed with outstanding advice for reception classes, pre-schools and nursery settings. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter – @TeachEarlyYrs.

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The Hug Group

ClassHug helps you keep track of a group of children whilst letting you focus on their learning. We reduce stress, cut workload out of the classroom, help you reassure those parents that worry about school trips and give the children greater freedom to run, explore and be creative.

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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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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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Voice is the non-strike union that champions early years professionals. We offer our members a professional, personalised service that ensures they always have someone in their corner, giving them the confidence and security to get on with what matters most – their job!

Join the union that puts you first.

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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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