Agenda Scotland

NMT Nursery Agenda was once again
a huge success in Scotland!

There was a real buzz in the air on 1 September (and not a pinch and a punch in sight), as not only was there the Scottish Awards to look forward to, but it was preceded by an event that is a hit wherever it takes place: NMT Nursery Agenda. And wasn’t it good to be back in Scotland!

Certainly, the attendees seemed delighted with the day, both the speed dating and the opportunities to network with their peers.

As Claire Millar, the manager of Kirkliston Orchard Nursery, said: “It was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed it – it was certainly good to meet new people.” This was echoed by Leanne Kelly, the manager of Cadzow Nursery School in Hamilton, who enthused, “The whole day went so smoothly. We found it very useful and the food was great!”

The networking continued undiminished throughout the morning and afternoon breaks (delicious pastries!), the two course lunch and the evening meal, which attendees shared with the finalists in the NMT Scottish Awards. Excitement rallied high.

But the high spot for those wanting to get their teeth into the topics uppermost in all Scottish nursery owners’ minds was the Q&A session, chaired by Dr Richard Hawkins, editor-in-chief. He got a lively debate going on issues including the perceived lack of parity shown by the Care Inspectorate, the poor quality of today’s qualified youngsters and everyone’s hate: business rates.

If you are a nursery owner / managing director / operations director and would like to attend any future NMT Nursery Agenda events, or if you are a supplier and would like to book space or a sponsorship package, please contact Caroline Bowern, email:

Providers who attended:

  1. ACE Place Nursery & Out of School Care
  2. Ankerville Nurseries
  3. Arbor Green Nursery
  4. Argyle Bridge
  5. Bertram Nursery Group
  6. Cadzow Nursery School
  7. Collin Care Ltd
  8. Early Days Nurseries
  9. Enchanted Forest Early Learning
  10. Fenton Barns Nursery
  11. Flowerpots Childcare Ltd
  12. Happy Days Nursery
  13. Happy Feet Nursery & Out of School Club
  14. Jobs & Business Glasgow
  15. Kirkliston Orchard Nursery
  16. Kirktonholme Nursery
  17. L:ASC Childcare Services
  18. Little Flyers
  19. Little Stars Nursery
  20. Lullaby Lanes Nurseries
  21. Mackin Childcare
  22. Mayfield Nursery
  23. Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central
  24. Pear Tree Nurseries Ltd
  25. Pied Piper Nursery
  26. Pinocchio’s Children’s Nurseries Ltd
  27. The Red Squirrel Childrens Nursery
  28. Step by Step Private Nurseries Ltd
  29. Wellside Kindergarten
  30. Wiggly Worms Children’s Day Nursery

Suppliers who attended:

  1. Allied Irish Bank (GB)
  2. Community Playthings
  3. Connect Childcare
  4. Creative Play UK Ltd
  5. dot2dot
  6. eyMan – Early Years Management / eyLog – Early Years Log
  7. Famly
  8. FirstSteps Software
  9. Hope Education
  10. Millhouse Manufacturing & Design
  11. Morton Michel
  12. Redwoods Dowling Kerr
  13. Route2 Education Technology
  14. Shout Aloud
  15. The Service Directory
  16. Timotay Playscapes
  17. TTS Group
  18. YPO

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Success in Scotland once again!

The 15th Nursery Agenda, a regional speed-dating and networking event held over 24 hours, returned to Scotland on 2nd September 2016.

Nursery groups who attended were:

  • Wellside Kindergarten 1 setting
  • Little Flyers 7 settings – sending Area Manager and Owner
  • The Red Squirrel 2 settings – sending Director and Senior Manager
  • Kirktonholme 9 settings – sending Area Manager and another TBC
  • Pear Tree Nurseries 2 settings – sending both Directors
  • Start Bright Nursery 1 setting – sending Director
  • Lullaby Lane 2 settings sending Ops Director and Manager
  • ACE Place Nursery Sending Director and Manager
  • Collin Care Ltd 7 settings – sending Owner & Manager
  • Bantaskin Primary School & Nursery 1 setting – sending Deputy Head and Director
  • Ankerville Nurseries 3 settings – sending both Directors
  • Monkey Puzzle Glasgow 79 settings – sending both Owners
  • Cherrytrees Nurseries Ltd 4 settings – sending both Owners
  • Happy Feet 2 settings – sending both Directors
  • Pinocchios Nuseries Ltd 5 settings – sending both Directors
  • Enchanted Forest Early Learning 5 settings – sending Managing Director and Early Learning Manager

Suppliers who attended were:

  • Shout Aloud
  • Dot2Dot
  • TTS Group
  • Redwoods Dowling Kerr (Main Sponsor)
  • Millhouse
  • EyLog
  • The Consortium Early Years
  • YPO
  • Hope Education
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: