North Exhibitors & Partners

Almas Industries is a market leader in innovative security solutions with over 15 years’ experience in protecting Early Years’ settings. Delivering best in class products combined with a local level of care in facial and fingerprint access control, security cameras and time management solutions

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apetito can save you time and money as a standard one course lunch costs an average of just £1.80 per child. With apetito you choose your menu to suit your children’s specific needs and rest assured with our market leading food safety checks we remove risk and stress from your kitchen.

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Benchmark provides high-level Technical Services and IT Support for education throughout the North West England and has been doing since 1996. As an end-to service provider, we believe in doing everything with enthusiasm and passion.

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

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Bloomsbury Education publishes an extensive range of books for Early Years, Primary and Secondary that help teachers to teach better and children to learn more. We have the curriculum covered with our classroom resources that make learning more fun, our professional development books that inspire your teaching, and our fiction that aims to get children excited about reading.

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Blossom is an all-in-one solution helping childcare settings to manage all aspects of their nursery business, ensuring future growth and success.  Our efficient platform is scalable to your business’s needs, is easy to use and is packed with time saving tools providing detailed insight into your nursery operations.   From parent communication, child management and development to staffing, finances, funding and more, we give you and your practitioners time to focus on the children!

With Blossom running your nursery business is child’s play!

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For over 30 years, Bright Horizons has been trusted to provide children and families with the exceptional early years care and education. With over 300 nurseries and preschools in the UK and a wealth of experience, we’re proud to be recognised for excellence in childcare and early education.

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Cambium Sustainable delivers high quality Forest School, Curriculum Based Outdoor Learning and Coastal School training; empowering people to enrich their lives through engaging with their local natural environment. With over 20 years of experience Cambium was one of the first Forest School training organisations established in the UK.

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We provide one software solution which is incredibly comprehensive and easy to use. It will reduce costs, improve productivity, help be inspection ready and promote parental involvement. Everything you need in one system from Invoicing & Funding, Direct Debit Mandates, Occupancy Planning, Curriculum Planning to Digital Forms, Montessori, Observations and loads more.

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Christie & Co’s market-leading Childcare & Education team is here to support childcare business owners with their strategic ambitions; whether that is looking to buy, sell or grow their business portfolio.

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Colemoi UK manufactures educational and special needs toys for nursery, kindergarten, preschool, school, homeschooling and therapists. Colemoi selected the best of its international range (the award winners in the UK and/or USA) and cares for safety according to British and international regulations. Colemoi guarantees its products 5 years.

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Children need simple, natural environments that promote open-ended, imaginative play. Since 1947 Community Playthings, has designed and manufactured solid wood furniture and play equipment, drawing on expertise from childcare professionals across the UK and internationally.  Our products inspire play, support all aspects of child development and come with a 15-year warranty.

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Perfect for childminders & early years professionals, primary teachers, after school/holiday clubs – with dozens of fun crafts & activity ideas, designed to support the EYFS, KS1 & KS2. Craft Activities area plus Show Offer

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DN Colleges Group is a major education provider in South Yorkshire, Greater Lincolnshire and the Humber Region, incorporating University Campus Doncaster and University Campus North Lincolnshire. We offer a range of higher education options, delivered locally and in close collaboration with our university partner: the University of Hull.

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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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Eduzone believe helping children to learn and play is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. That’s why we’re so passionate about providing great quality products, choice and support to Early Years practitioners.

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Here at Enlighten Press, we love learning. Our evolving collection focuses on appreciation education. Love learning, love life, love books! Curriculum-aligned big books on topics such as health, wellbeing and empowered thinking. Created in collaboration with the education community. Printed locally. Tell us what you want to see in print!

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Immerse yourself in the eyLog Ltd Experience.

We offer the most extensive and comprehensive solution for childcare providers. Our software suite includes nursery management, learning journal, enquiry management, parent and staff community engagement and recruitment management platforms.

Come and visit our stand and start your journey today

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Early Years training centre offering funded full and relevant qualification’s up to Level 5.

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Hope are back for 2022 with a fresh, vibrant and confident new look designed to reflect our inspiring and celebratory personality. Whether it’s for outdoor, for art, for maths, for role play, for support, for ideas, we’re the home for all the resources and inspiration, all in one place.

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Literacy Counts’ consultants work nationally to improve outcomes for children in the teaching and leadership of English. Literacy Counts’ consultants provide professional development to teachers on how to teach English, and to leaders on how to lead English. We have a passion for language and literacy and for improving outcomes for children in reading and writing.

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Let the Littlemagictrain take your setting on a magical journey to success.  Let us help you engage all your little ones in the learning process.  Visit our stand today and find out how we can help you, your team and most importantly the children.  Learning with imagination, play and movement is fun and exciting for all children.  What are you waiting for?

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Since 2000, Mangotree Kids has been creating beautiful well-made multicultural toys and learning resources that are authentic and a true and positive representation of the cultures that we promote, from Afro hair dolls, traditional cultural homecorner cooking sets and beautiful black books to our ECaT African drumming workshops Jolly Djembe designed to reinforce the outcomes of the ECaT initiative by teaching even very young children the art of African drumming in a fun and engaging way. We are committed to igniting the natural curiosity and imagination within all children empower them to learn about themselves and others. Visit our stand for great discount.

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We are a family business who have been delivering milk for twenty years.

As agents for the Government’s Free Nursery Milk Scheme our team are well placed to manage your order from time of placement through to our production and distribution operations, with no need to go through a third party.

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MiChild Group is a leading provider of childcare and early years, where highly- trained nursery professionals nurtures a childs full potential.

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Established in 1964, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality insurance and risk management solutions tailored to the childcare and education sectors. Our knowledge and expertise of the sector enables us to provide flexible insurance products and a package of additional benefits, training and discounts to support you and your staff, no matter how large or small your business.

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An educational platform and mobile app giving parents unparalleled access to expert knowledge and

timely advice.

Ideas about their child’s development, resources and books to underpin children’s play; plus a supportive community of parents, giving confidence to guide their child through the unique journey of a child’s first five years.

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At NDNA, we don’t just provide nursery membership, training and lobby government, we strive to make a difference. We enhance, support, nurture, cherish and challenge. Our innovative thinking gives your nursery the edge, an advantage that makes it the best it can be.

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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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PACEY is a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.

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Primo crafts are the official UK distributor for CMP Morocolor of Italy(Primo). We supply a wide range of craft supplies and paints suitable for Children from the age of 3.

Primo is manufactured in a solar powered factory in Italy, committed to Vegan ideals and natural materials that are child safe and the highest of quality.

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Promotional Videos

We’re absolutely invested in delivering the best possible video to tell your unique story your way.  Our services encompasses the entire process from planning, storyboarding, permissions, directing, filming and editing.  We take the time to understand you and what you’re trying to achieve, making sure everyone who appears in your video is at ease, natural and speaks from the heart.

Drone Videography/Photography

Footage captured by our highly skilled network of Drone Pilots can bring a sense of scale and cinematic awe to your video.  Whether it’s touring your grounds, putting your setting/business in context or capturing the beauty of your area – drones elevate your video to something out of this world!

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Our passion is to get to the heart and goals of our customers’ businesses and people. Our products and services will continue to evolve, keeping pace with a rapidly changing world and workplace. We are committed to meeting and exceeding your needs, now and into the future.

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Signature is a national charity and the leading awarding body for deaf communication qualifications in the UK. With almost 40 years’ experience, we’ve supported more than 460,000 people to learn British Sign Language.

All Signature qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited by Ofqual (The office of the Qualifications and Examinations regulator).

In 2019 Signature was announced as the winner of ‘Awarding Organisation of the year’ by the Federation of Awarding bodies.

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Stick-O are chunky magnetic building blocks designed for Early Years children by Magformers – the world’s leading magnetic construction toy company.

Rotating magnets sealed inside every Stick-O piece mean they always connect, so making 3D models and 2D shapes is super-easy.

Larger sets for nurseries and pre-schools contain added learning resources

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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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The National College and National Online Safety provide multi-award-winning online CPD and online safety education for early years providers. We produce high-quality webinars and courses, and a comprehensive range of online safety resources, to support managers and practitioners to meet their EYFS statutory requirements, ensure compliance and safeguard children online.

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The University of Bolton located in Greater Manchester in the North West of the UK is a Guardian Top 50 University and home to more than 10,000 students. Our ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’ Strategy puts our students at the heart of everything we do.

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At tiney we help people become amazing educators and partner with them to transform their homes into ideal early learning environments where children can thrive. With world-class training, 1:1 business support and a tight-knit community, we provide the support early educators need to launch their own childcare businesses.

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Voice is the education and early years section of Community. We work tirelessly to represent those working in education and the early years to ensure that our members have the support, guidance and representation of a strong and approachable union.

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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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Zeal are Chartered Tax Advisors that specialise in ‘embedded’ capital allowances, a genuine Government tax relief which most businesses are unaware of. If you own a nursery/childcare property, Zeal could help you take advantage of unclaimed savings hidden in your building which an accountant is not typically able to claim.

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