Exhibitors & Partners

Childcare Expo Midlands 2018 will host a range of childcare and nursery suppliers who offer a vast variety of products and services for all early years professionals.
The exhibitor and partners list for 2018 will be regularly updated so pop back again soon.
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Anima Phonics

Bring phonics to life with Anima Phonics! Learn to read with exciting pictures, poems and actions. A full synthetic phonics programme delivered through interactive games and online lessons.

Deliver high quality phonics every day with our comprehensive online programme and bring your classroom to life with our vibrant printable resources

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apetito UK

Coping with meal times is child’s play with apetito

At apetito we believe that introducing a balanced and varied diet is an important element of every child’s development.

Our chefs use fantastic ingredients to create delicious meals that kids look forward to eating, delivered to you ready to cook and serve – easy!

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BB Training Academy

BB Training Academy (part of Busy Bees Childcare) is an OUTSTANDING training provider offering apprenticeships and short courses to the care sector. Our team of specialist training officers are committed to delivering high quality training nationally to develop the skills that employers within the care sector are looking for.

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Bimi Boo

Bimi Boo creates educational apps for children to enhance a child’s cognitive development and creative thinking. We also produce toys made of wood – a safe and eco-friendly material. To create an even more comprehensive environment we are soon to announce the release of our own cartoons and music content.

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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, part-time and online courses, including teacher training and employment-based options in early years settings.

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Capture Education

Engage parents and reduce your workload! Capture progress, see real-time reports, share key moments instantly with parents, send messages and payment requests without hassle. Save time and money while increasing engagement. From £50 per year for the whole setting! Sign-up at Childcare Expo and get a free tablet worth £96.

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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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Childbase Partnership

Rated one of the UKs ‘outstanding’ companies by Best Companies, the employee-owned Childbase Partnership has been listed as a UK Top 100 company for 12 years.

Our success is rooted in a commitment to the individual, professionally and personally, because employee well-being and engagement is critical to consistently high provision.

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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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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 headquarter 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 Photography

Established for 13 years, specialising in under 5’s portraiture, we provide studio quality photography at nursery photography prices. We capture images that parents will cherish forever.  We offer a large selection of products, suitable for any budget. Concept Photography is fast becoming the nations go-to nursery and pre-school photographers nationwide.

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Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale is a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise.

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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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CU Coventry

CU, part of the Coventry University Group, is a multi-campus initiative for people who want to benefit from high quality courses, such as Early Years, but who have decided that traditional study options are not for them. Offering flexible study across a variety of qualifications, there are opportunities for everyone.

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CURA by 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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Curious Fox Company

Curious Fox Company specialises in imaginative and stimulating resources to help children learn naturally. We make up treasure baskets and collections of natural and everyday resources, loose parts and materials for discovery play. We support early mark-making and writing through our Writing Belts and Early Scribble Role Play boxes.

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With over 12,599 Nurseries, 4.5 million visits per year & 51,202 Nursery reviews daynurseries.co.uk is a hub for the childcare sector

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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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The 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 Nutricia Early Life Nutrition.

Our registered nutritionists and dietitians can provide you with expert and tailored ‘hands-on help’, supporting you on your journey to improve and enhance your nutrition practice.

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Supplying high quality early years resources, our wide range of exciting and innovative products help you meet the EYFS framework in a fun and educational way. Enjoy fast, efficient service and competitive prices with Eduzone. Visit stand D22 to see a great selection of products and our new September 2018-2019 catalogue!

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Engage HR Consultants

Engage HR Consultants provide professional HR advice and support services for nurseries. We are not only passionate about people management we are also passionate about delivering outstanding childcare.  Ultimately, we keep you on the right side of the law and ensure any people challenges are dealt with effectively and efficiently.

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eyLog – Early Years Log / eyMan – Early Years Management

Comprehensive, integrated, and innovative web-based Nursery Management (eyMan) and Learning Journal (eyLog) solutions for your early years setting, eyMan and eyLog increase efficiency, quality and parental engagement, whilst reducing time, paperwork and operational costs.

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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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First Class Education

First Class Education is a fast-growing provider of interim solutions – and a lot more as well for Childcare providers.  We have great fully-vetted candidates, plus we provide fully-funded specialist training in management, business administration and leadership – essential skills for the managers and proprietors of Nurseries.

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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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Funding Loop

Funding Loop is innovative new software that takes the hassle out of the Early Years funding claims process.   Parents can fill in their Parental Declarations online whilst nurseries can send, monitor, chase and review forms with just a few clicks.  Funding Loop can save you time and money, try it today and get your first term free!

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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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GBR British Orchard Centre

Early Years Training provider of CACHE qualifications here in the UK and train in all of the chain of British Orchard Nurseries across the UAE.

Providing short online CPD courses up to Level 5 and both pathway’s with access to government funding.

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Genee World

Genee World are a British manufacturer of interactive AV solutions. Genee’s hardware and software helps to create a collaborative learning environment. Genee Touchtables are great for engaging pre-schoolers and early years pupils in individual, group or whole class learning, through innovative game-led educational software which mirrors the Early Years curriculum.

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GoServe Ltd

GoServe provide fantastic technology for your nursery setting. This includes technology for children, staff and your office. The GoInteractive Table offers collaborative usage through a 10-point touch screen.  The Google Play platform and Windows10 PC really allows the Nursery to use the device for EYFS Development.

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Graduation Attire

Building confidence in young children is a vital factor in their development. By holding your own nursery leavers’ ceremony and with Graduation Attire’s help, you will be able to not only symbolise an important milestone in the life of each child, but also 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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Honer Soccer Academy

Our Twinkle Toes programme provides EYFS children at nurseries increased participation in games and play, to help communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. Through stories and fun football activities we improve their fundamental movements as well as tracker charts and certificates for all participants

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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 C30 to find out how you can save time and money with Hope.

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Interserve Learning & Employment

Interserve Learning & Employment are a leading provider of traineeships and apprenticeships. We have helped thousands of people to reach their goals and aspirations within the childcare industry. Whether you are looking for work or want to recruit your own apprentice, our experienced team are on hand to help.

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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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Kidslingo Ltd

Kidslingo is an award-winning, Children’s Activities Association gold-accredited business delivering fun French & Spanish classes to over 10,000 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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Living Eggs

Living Eggs is the original and ethical 10 day Chicken Hatching Programme ideally suited to teach Life Cycles and caring and nurturing. The programme comes with colourful posters and an advice line to make it a trouble-free experience. Visit us on Stand A12.

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Loughborough College

Loughborough College provide training/staff development opportunities for the early years sector.  Knowledge only and competency and skills qualifications are available to be delivered in the workplace and through distance learning.  This also includes the recruitment and delivery of apprenticeships, loan funded qualifications and free level 2 distance learning qualifications.

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Max Mindpower

Max Mindpower aims to introduce meditation, emotional awareness and popular psychological techniques to children in an engaging, accessible and enjoyable way. This is done through guided meditations contained in a bear and a comprehensive book accompanying book series.

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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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Morris & Simmons Education

We provide exceptional training, consultancy and resources.

Alongside our popular books and unique resources we will be launching our brand new On-Line Training Site. Our curriculum training packages are fantastic value for money and give you instant access to high-quality professional development. Visit stand D13 to find out more

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Morton Michel Insurance

With over 53 years’ experience, Morton Michel is known as the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist. We expertly insure over 45,000 childcare settings and early years practitioners including nurseries, pre-schools, out of school clubs, childminders, nannies and many more!

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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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Never Never Land

Never Never Land has products to stretch children’s imagination while developing their skills with a comprehensive selection of educational toys for early years, pre-school, day nurseries and childminders. Come and explore our display Smartmax, Qboidz, Story Puppets, magnetic learning and more. All of our products are priced including VAT.

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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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Nurture in Mind Ltd

Nurture in Mind Ltd is mindfulness for the Early Years.  Bringing calm and connectivity into the lives of young children, families and settings. Offering a wide range of flexible workshops and resources designed specifically for early years. Downloadable mindfulness – based activities which are colourful, accessible, fun and engaging.

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Octopus Journals

We are an innovative EYFS online learning journal that allows you to manage, record and evaluate a child’s development all at the touch of a button. We allow you to focus on the progress of the children, ensuring that the administration of this important and compulsory task is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Oral Health Foundation

The Oral Health Foundation is an independent charity (not for profit) dedicated to improving oral health and wellbeing around the world. For more than 40 years we have continued to provide expert, independent and impartial advice on all aspects of oral health directly to those who need it most.

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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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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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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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Pen Central Limited

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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Pen Green Research, Development and Training Base

Pen Green Research, Development and Training Base is an early years research and higher education organisation. We offer practitioners in the early years, health and social sectors, a comprehensive range of professional development opportunities including a full early years degree programme, teacher training, short courses, conferences, seminars and bespoke training.

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PHVC Minibus & Fleet Suppliers

PHVC are a leading vehicle management company, which specialise in the Community & Care, Schools & University sectors for all aspects of vehicle procurement.

We pride ourselves on having over 27 years’ experience of Minibuses, Cars and Vans including specially adapted and accessible vehicles for many organisations across the UK.

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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 children and families in areas of deprivation.  An educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 settings who deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families annually.

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Redbird Accountants

We are Childcare sector specialist Accountant. Our experience of advising various nurseries and first-hand experience of our Director himself, we can provide accounting services which will add value to your business not just compliance. We can advise best Tax Planning opportunities which are legitimate to save your tax bill.

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Redwing Solutions Ltd

Redwing Solutions Ltd established in 2004 specialises in HR for Day Nurseries, Pre-schools and Out of School Clubs.

Based in Worcestershire, they work with clients across the UK offering HR and Employment Law support.

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Route2 Education Ltd

Route2 Education, at the heart of Early Years for 8 years, provides 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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Stage Systems (Part of Havelock Plc)

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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Teach Early Years Magazine

Teach Early Years magazine is the definitive nationwide business to business magazine for early years buyers in reception classes and nurseries with 19,000 copies published every issue. Visit stand D32 for your free copy of our September issue. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @TeachEarlyYrs.

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Temp in Care

Temp in Care is an online temporary recruitment platform which puts the control of hiring quality agency staff in your hands.  The platform is FREE to register, available 24/7 and you can place as many job adds as you like at NO EXTRA COST.

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The Curiosity Approach

The Curiosity Approach is a modern-day approach to Early Childhood that fits perfectly in current changing technological times.  Taking parts from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whariki and a sprinkle of Montessori. Bringing curiosity, awe and wonder into early childhood & creating the ‘thinkers & doers’ of the future.

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The Nursery Catering Company Ltd

Providing quality, affordable, balanced and healthy Lunches, Desserts and Teas to Children’s Nurseries across the all of UK.

Customers typically save between 20% and 50% versus in-house catering.

Outsource your catering provision to The Nursery Catering Company to remove your cooking, staffing, stocking hassles.

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TTS Group Limited

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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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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The Woolly Shepherd Ltd

Natural acoustic solutions for all classrooms and nurseries. Manufactured in Somerset, our team produce sustainable acoustic solutions from natural fibres for problematic rooms and buildings. Our incredible British wool based products change the acoustics by reducing background noise therefore improving speech clarity, resulting in a more productive early learning environment.

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Voice, your firm but friendly education union that values and champions early years professionals. We’re here to advise and represent our members with their individual workplace issues and with local and national decision-makers. We offer a wealth of online information and resources, provide free workshops and conferences and news updates.

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Widgit has a database of over 16,000 widely recognised symbols used globally.

Our programs are used to create symbol supported materials in-print, on-screen and online.

Symbols can significantly help people who have a learning difficulty, children who are beginning to read and those that speak English as an additional language.

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Yes Bebe Ltd

Yes Bébé is the home of SumBlox UK and Utukutu. SumBlox are a specialist maths resource for schools, homes, nurseries and home educators. Utukutu provide fitness equipment for children and adults. We stock a wide variety of products, including specialist Montessori and Waldorf items, as well as mainstream items.

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Young & Learning

Young & Learning makes sustainable open-ended toys for families and early years professionals who love active open ended play and are environmentally conscious. We carefully design every detail of our products considering children development to emphasise learning through play acquiring the skills and confidence they need during the early years.

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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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