NMT Nursery Agenda Midlands

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The 14th NMT Nursery Agenda, a regional speed-dating and networking event held over 24 hours, was staged by NMT magazine on 7th July 2016 at Stratford Manor Hotel & Spa in Stratford-upon-Avon. It offered nursery owners, managing directors, operations directors and organisations providing products and services to the sector the chance to meet and explore business opportunities together.

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This is one of a series of business speed dating events around the UK organised by Nursery Management today magazine, where suppliers meet nursery owners, managers and buyers to discuss business requirements and new products in 15 minute meetings. For nurseries it offers the chance to find out about new products and improve their spending power. For suppliers it offers 15 targeted meetings in a day. Exhausting but fun!

We finished off the day with a presentation by Stevensons Solicitors about the current challenges provided by OFSTED enforcements plus the opportunity for Nursery Managers to discuss other challenges with colleagues at a senior level.

Raffle Prizes

All the nurseries gathered for the prize draw of the raffle where two amazing products were up for grabs: The Outlast Set from Community Playthings and secondly,an eyMan, an innovative and integrated nursery management solution from eyLog. The lucky nursery Clarence House won the Outlast prize, an outdoor construction and climbing kit that, as the name suggests, is virtually indestructible. and then it was Acorn childcare who claimed the eyMan! A huge thanks to both Community Playthings and eyLog for donating these fabulous prizes!

The rain managed to stay off for everyone to enjoy a drinks reception, followed by a BBQ in the evening, where more networking and much chatting and laugher took place.

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Nursery groups who attended wereDrinks_raffle_sponsor_midlands-3

  • Acorn Childcare
  • Bells Day Nursery
  • Bright Kids
  • Bringing up Baby
  • Caring Kindergartens
  • Chestnut Nursery Schools Ltd
  • Children 1st at Breedon House
  • Clarence House Day Nurseries Ltd
  • Daisy Chains Day Prestatyn Ltd
  • Early Stages Ltd
  • Footsteps Nurseries Ltd
  • Kids Zone Nurseries
  • Nature Trails Ltd & Nature Trails Franchising Ltd
  • Nuffield Health
  • Rhymetime and Woodleys Day Nurseries
  • Shooting Stars Nurseries
  • Smarty Pants & Lola-Belle’s Day Nurseries
  • Snapdragons Nurseries Ltd
  • Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Ltd
  • The Co-operative Childcare Company
  • The Old Station Nursery
  • Tiny Toez
  • Tipton Toddlers Day Nursery
  • Treetops Nurseries

Suppliers who attended were

  • Christie + Co
  • Community Playthings
  • Connect Childcare
  • Cosy
  • Digital Nursery / Route 2 Technology
  • dot2dot
  • Early Years Direct
  • eyLog
  • Famly
  • First Steps
  • Gompels Healthcare
  • Hope Education
  • Lifetime Training
  • Millhouse Manufacturing and Design
  • Nexus Tec Ltd
  • Ontex Healthcare UK
  • Redwoods Dowling Kerr
  • Shout Aloud
  • T4 Kids
  • The Consortium Early Years
  • The Learning Escape
  • Timotay Playscapes
  • TTS Group
  • YPO

Our sponsors were

  • Drinks Reception Sponsor – Christie + Co
  • Dinner Sponsor – Stephensons
  • Raffle Sponsors – Community Playthings and eyLog

If you are a nursery owner / managing director / operations director and would like to attend this unique event in future, or, if you are a supplier and would like to book space or a sponsorship package, please contact Caroline Bowern, email: caroline@hawkerpublications.com