Agenda Scotland

Nursery Agenda Scotland returned to the Hilton Glasgow for another year, on 30th August 2019.

NMT welcomed Scottish Suppliers and Providers for a successful day of networking.

NMT Nursery Agenda Scotland 2019 brought together 24 providers to meet with 15 suppliers from all across the early years sector.  This one-day networking event allows for networking and business meetings in an informal setting.  The day concluded with a hot topics session, which covered recruitment and retention, funding, sustainability and the use of technology in nursery settings.




Providers who attended:

  1. ACE Place Nursery & Out of School Club
  2. Acrewood Nurseries
  3. Ankerville Nurseries
  4. Auchlone Nursery and Mindstretchers Academy
  5. Bertram Nursery Group
  6. Cadzow Nursery School
  7. Castlegate Nursery & Out of School Club Limited
  8. Collin Care Ltd / Mayfield Nurseries
  9. Fenton Barns Nursery
  10. Forbes Children’s Nursery
  11. Forward Steps Nursery
  12. Happy Feet Nursery & Out of School Club
  13. Jobs and Business Glasgow
  14. Kidzcare Ltd
  15. Kirktonholme Childcare
  16. Little Beehive Nursery
  17. Lullaby Lane Nursery
  18. Midlothian Sure Start
  19. Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central
  20. Pear Tree Nurseries Ltd
  21. Pinocchio’s Children’s Nursery
  22. Start Bright Nursery
  23. The Red Squirrel Children’s Nursery
  24. The Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery

Suppliers who attended:

  1. Blossom Educational
  2. Christie & Co
  3. Community Playthings
  4. Consortium & TTS
  6. DFC
  7. eyLog – Early Years Log
  8. Famly
  9. Flexible Childcare Services Scotland
  10. Hope Education
  11. Millhouse
  12. RM Education
  13. Scottish Cot Death Trust
  14. Timotay Playscapes


Thank you to our wonderful raffle prize donors!

The raffle give-away at NMT Nursery Agenda Scotland occurred during the 6th Scottish NMT Nursery Awards in support of our fantastic Charity Sponsor, Aberlour


Azilo Training – 6 months free of Azilo Training Hub
Blossom Educational – Drinks hamper
Community Playthings – Children’s outlast wheelbarrow
Hope Education – Classmates stationary set
Muddy Faces – £50 voucher and woodland footprints set


“At Aberlour, we are there for children, young people and families across Scotland, helping transform lives for the better and are committed to getting it right for our children by tailoring our services to help each child, young person and family achieve their own personal goals. We offer support at the earliest opportunity – giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.”

Congratulations to all our winners!


This popular event uses a well-proven and much appreciated formula to offer nursery owners, managing directors and operations directors, as well as organisations providing products and services to the nursery sector, the opportunity to meet and decide whether they wish to do business together. The event also offers those attending the chance to update themselves on the key issues in the nursery sector and meet some of the leading personalities.

Get in touch with the team!

  • If you are a nursery owner / managing director / operations director and would like to attend a future event, please contact Caroline Bowern, email:
  • If you are a supplier and would like to book space or a sponsorship package for a future event, please contact Caroline Bowern, email:













Nursery Agenda Scotland once again was held at the Hilton Glasgow on 31st August 2018!

The very last day of summer saw 25 nurseries from across Scotland enjoying a well-earned respite from the pressures of work.  Nurseries attended the annual Nursery Agenda Scotland to take advantage of the speed-dating sessions with providers, networking opportunities and Hot Topics session – not to mention all free for providers!

A big topic in the Hot Topics sessions was the massive expansion of the ‘free’ places for all three and four year old children and eligible 2 year olds – a doubling of provision to 1140 hours.  All this by 2020.  Not surprising that the tone of the discussion ranged from infuriated to resigned.  Ever practical, attendees discussed the three challenges for nurseries this year: staff wages, recruiting and retaining staff and making a profit.  The final consensus was that there was even more of a need for effective communication: with their SMP’s, local councils and each other.

 Providers who attended:

  1. ACE Place Nursery & Out of School Care
  2. Arbor Green Nursery
  3. Bertram Nursery Group
  4. Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  5. Cadzow Nursery School
  6. Care Concern Nurseries
  7. Choice Started Limited
  8. Collin Care Ltd
  9. Craighead Country Nursery School
  10. Enchanted Forest Early Learning
  11. Flexible Childcare Services Scotland
  12. Forward Steps Nursery
  13. Happy Feet Nursery & Out of School Club
  14. Jobs & Business Glasgow
  15. Kirktonholme Childcare
  16. LASC Childcare Services
  17. Little Flyers
  18. Mayfield Nursery
  19. Midlothian Sure Start
  20. Pear Tree Nurseries Ltd
  21. Pied Piper Nursery
  22. Pinocchio’s Children’s Nurseries
  23. Start Bright Nursery Ltd
  24. The Red Squirrel Children’s Nursery
  25. Wiggly Worms Children’s Day Nursery

Suppliers who attended: 

  1. Allied Irish Bank
  2. Christie & Co
  3. Community Playthings
  4. Connect Childcare
  5. Cosy Direct
  6. Creative Play UK Ltd
  7. dot2dot Nursery Insurance
  8. eyLog: The Early Years Log
  9. Famly
  10. FirstSteps Software
  11. Hope Education
  12. Millhouse Manufacturing Design
  13. Nexus TEC Ltd
  14. Ontex Healthcare UK – Freelife by Bebecash
  15. Route2 Education
  16. The Consortium Early Years / TTS Group