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.

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 60 years’ experience of creating great tasting meals, our expert Chefs and Dietitian know the importance of creating a well-balanced diet, meeting a range of dietary needs, specifically for children. Whilst also ensuring mealtimes are kept tasty and fun, with empty plates all round.

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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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Blossom Educational

Blossom is the fastest growing nursery software; helping thousands of nurseries to reach Outstanding. Created by Early Years specialists that own & operate their own nurseries, they know what works in practice. Blossom provides nurseries with better business intelligence, enhanced parental communication & thorough understanding of their children.

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C.S Kids Ltd

Like many parents and teachers, C.S. Kids believes in cultivating a positive learning attitude 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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Catax

Catax’s expert team help claim Capital Allowances tax relief hidden in commercial property.

This could be in elements such as air conditioning, wiring, heating, lighting, sanitary ware and security systems.

If you are a UK Taxpayer and own commercial property, personally or within a limited company, you could be eligible.

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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 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. Visit us for 20% off all stock plus half price book and toy sets.

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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

Inspiration for you, great fun for kids! Perfect for childminders & early years professionals with dozens of fun crafts & activity ideas, designed to support the EYFS, KS1 & KS2. Special Show Offer – Save 33% on the annual print subscription + FREE Orchard Toys game for new subscribers! Promo code CHDEXMD19

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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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Element-i

Element-i is a pedagogical approach that promotes freedom and effects a specific educational mission. The goal is to raise children to become inwardly free, mature and strong individuals who reflect on themselves and their view of the world and take responsibility for their actions and the consequences.

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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! They are your all-in-one solution to early years outings and evacuations, incorporating a BS8599-1 First Aid kit, plus other key essentials sorted into a handy backpack.

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eyLog – Early Years Log / eyMan – Early Years Management

Comprehensive, integrated, and innovative 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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EYFSR Training Academy

The EYFSR Training Academy provides early years settings with outstanding face to face and E-Learning training opportunities. We aim to be First for Value, First for Quality and First For delivery. Our courses range from looking after your well being to simple yet enriching CPD courses for you and your team.

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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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MBK Group – Foundation Focus

MBK Group delivers Early Years support through specialised training and team-focused product based solutions. Led by an Outstanding, practicing day nursery owner, everything is built 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 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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Gompels

Gompels HealthCare Ltd are a family run, specialist wholesaler supplying everyday healthcare, arts&crafts materials and day nursery equipment. Our aim is to supply the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, with fast delivery and a fantastic level of customer service.

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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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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

At Hope, we understand that it’s the practitioners that have the most impact on children’s development, and the passion you have for children shape their entire learning journey. As a supplier, it’s our job to provide you with the tools to do this, that’s why we ensure we have everything your nursery needs.  From inspirational resources to everyday essentials.

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Interactive Education

Interactive Education was set up to inspire teachers to utilise technology to enhance learning and teaching in the classroom. It is now in its 20th Year having come from humble beginnings to now being recognised as one of the largest, multi award winning solution providers of ICT Technology nationwide.

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Janet Roberts - Author of Chico Chugg books and TV series

Fantastic literacy-based assemblies and bespoke workshops for primary schools. Using her Chico Chugg character Janet demonstrates the importance of planning and of writing from one’s own experience. Using actual film and recording equipment children discover the differences between writing for books and scriptwriting for TV.

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Kinteract

Kinteract is changing learning by encouraging progress in any given curriculum as well as nurturing the skills and competencies needed to be successful in today’s world. Kinteract helps education institutes by aggregating data from the various products and services they use, and derive AI powered insights to further improve outcome.

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Little Vista

Visit us on stand D48

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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 A20.

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MBK Group – Foundation Focus

MBK Group delivers Early Years support through specialised training and team-focused product based solutions. Led by an Outstanding, practicing day nursery owner, everything is built 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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Midshire Business Systems Ltd

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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Mindset Mentor

Mindset Mentor Angela Cox is an award-winning Behavioural Change Coach. She is a best-selling author and creator of the Happy Path, a growth mindset journal for kids. Angela works with clients internationally. She’s passionate about ensuring young children have strong self-worth to mitigate the patterns we see in adults today.

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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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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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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, the perfect way to take lessons into the fresh air! We offer a comprehensive range of educational resource signage including our photographic Nature range, banners, badges and paper posters.  Specific need? Bespoke products reasonably priced.

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Parenta

PARENTA

With 20 years’ experience 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 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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Primary Products

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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Purely Nutrition Ltd

Purely Nutrition Ltd is a nutrition consultancy launched in 2004 and directed by Dr Jennie Cockroft. The company develop health and wellbeing resources for early years settings and primary schools, and also manage and deliver the award-winning public health programme PhunkyFoods.

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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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T Levels

Meet the workforce of the future and take your business to the next level. T Levels are new 2-year qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, that bring classroom and work together. T Levels have been designed with top employers to make sure students have the skills and knowledge you need.

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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 Midlands Training Company UK (MTC)

The Midlands Training Company (MTC) is a Qualsafe registered training centre dedicated to providing quality statutory and bespoke training solutions. We specialise in training for the childcare and education sector and are passionate about delivering quality training.  Our suite of e-learning courses are all CPD certified and Ofqual accredited.

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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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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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Widgit

Widgit have developed a large and widely recognised symbol set that is used globally. Learning to read and write can be very difficult, especially when new concepts are being introduced. Symbol labelling, visual timetables and educational materials make it easier for young children to access information and feel more confident.

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Xlplor

Founded by educators, Xplor understands the day-to-day needs of nurseries, from administration to observations and everything in between.
Features such as cohort tracking, rostering, enrolments, automated billing, online learning journals, powerful parent communication, and easy observations automate administration allowing practitioners to focus on learning.
Xplor is nursery software made easy

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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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