Exhibitors & Partners

Childcare Expo Midlands 2019 will host a range of childcare and nursery suppliers who offer a vast variety of products and services for all early years professionals.
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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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Britiish Orchard Centre

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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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

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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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, UKs leading physical education planner, tracker and assessment tracker and iPAL, our bespoke booking, payments and management system.

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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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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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Daynurseries.co.uk

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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Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust Education Team aims to educate young people; ‘the dog owners of tomorrow’ by delivering fun, FREE, engaging and interactive workshops. Workshop themes include dog safety and responsible dog ownership and we are currently working on our EY provision. Please pop by our stand or visit our website to find out more information.

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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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EY Bags

EYBags is the brand name behind every Early Years settings ‘must have’ health and safety equipment – the award winning Outinz and Evac bags! Like all EYD products, the EYBags were designed, developed and tested in the UK.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oral Health Foundation

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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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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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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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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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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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 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 IET

The IET are proud to be the delivery partners of FIRST LEGO League across the UK and Ireland. We run three programmes for children from the age of 4 that ignite curiosity in STEM subjects through play using LEGO, coding and real-world themes.

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The Toys People

We are suppliers of educational toys and crafts.

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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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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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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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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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