NMT Nursery Agenda South

NMT Nursery Agenda South returned on 24th January 2019 to a brand new venue at the Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke!

NMT Nursery Agenda is an innovative approach to networking in the sector. 26 different nurseries came together with 26 wonderful suppliers for a day of ‘speed dating’ – prearranged meetings between nursery owners/directors and organisations providing products and services to the sector.  The main meeting room was bustling throughout, as the nursery owners moved from stand to stand.  Finishing the day off with a bang, was our Management Q&A Hot Topics session and raffle. Guests were treated to an extra special drinks reception and cheese tasting, with delicious samples from The Pangbourne Cheese Shop.  The evening concluded with a three course dinner and further networking in the hotel bar.  Not too bad for a day out of the office!

 Thanks to our Main Sponsor, Consortium for their continued support!

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.

Thank you to our generous raffle prize donors:

 and the winners’ are….

Clockwise from top right corner*

Child’s Wheelbarrow from Community Playthings – Pennies Day Nursery Ltd
One Year Subscription to eyMan, Nursery Management Subscription from eyLog – Early Years Log – Rose House Montessori School
U-NU Creative Building Set from Early Years Direct – Little Garden Day Nursery and Pre School
Gruffalo Tale Totes from Hope Education – First Friends Ltd
Multi Purpose Building from Millhouse Manufacturing & Design – Kids Play Ltd

Drinks reception and Cheese Tasting

NMT Nursery Agenda South saw the return of the famous Cheese Tasting!  Guests were treated to a selection of 5 delicious cheeses from The Pangbourne Cheese Shop.  The Devon Smoake – a sweeter alternative to smoked cheddar, Rustic Rachel – a semi soft cheese with nutty flavours, Driftwood – an ash coated goats cheese log, Maida Vale – ale washed tang and punchy flavours, and Ribblesdale Blue Goat – a creamy goats cheese with an added blue bite.  How we enjoyed them!

Providers who attended:

1.  A Step Ahead Ltd
2. Bluebell Nurseries
3. Christchurch Kindergarten Children’s Nursery Limited
4. Complete Childcare
5. Crystal Childcare
7. Daisy Nursery Ltd
8. Dandelion Education Limited
9. Eduko Education Limited
10. First Friends Ltd
11. Futurepath Childcare
12. Golden Valley House Nurseries
13. Good Manors Day Nurseries
14. Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group
15. Hayeswick Day Nursery
16. Kids Play Ltd
17. Little Garden Day Nursery & Pre School
18. Nuffield Health (Nuffy Bear Nurseries)
19. Pennies Day Nursery LTD
20. Rose House Montessori School/Spectrum Montessori Ltd
21. Sapphires Nursery School
22. Storal Learning
23. The Foundations for Learning Partnership Ltd
24. Tops Day Nurseries
25. Willow Cottage
26. Woodside Trading

Suppliers who attended:

  1. Apetito
  2. Blossom Educational
  3. Boogie Mites UK Ltd
  4. Christie & Co
  5. Community Playthings
  6. Connect Childcare
  7. Consortium
  8. daynurseries.co.uk
  9. dot2dot
  10. Early Years Direct
  11. eyLog – Early Years Log Ltd
  12. Famly
  13. Funding Loop
  14. Hawk Training
  15. Hope Education
  16. Laser Learning Ltd
  17. Lifetime Training
  18. Millhouse Manufacturing Design
  19. Morton Michel
  20. Muddy Puddles
  21. Musicbuds
  22. Nexus The Educators Connection Ltd
  23. Redwoods Dowling Kerr
  24. Route2 Education Ltd
  25. T G Escapes Eco – Nurseries Ltd
  26. Timotay Playscapes

Get in touch with the team!

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

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Nursery Agenda South went to Kent for the first time!
We hosted at the Ashford International Hotel
on the 30th January 2018. 

A bright and bubbly response from an enthusiastic group of attendees at the NMT Nursery Agenda on 30th Jan, held for the first time at the Asford International Hotel in Kent.  Despite the weather, there were 19 nurseries and 23 suppliers, the latter with their stalls set out for the ever-popular, hassle-free, one-to-one business meetings.

Welcome Pampering: That aside, there was much to relish: coffee and pastries on arrival, lunch and mid-afternoon refreshments and, of course, the drinks reception and dinner. All superb for the networking EY directors rate so highly – and all free, and that includes the pool, fitness and spa centre plus a rock sauna.

Hot Topics
It was a lively discussion, chaired by our editor-in-chief Dr Richard Hawkins, with able support from Jackie Hyde, the CE of dot2dot, who introduced the grizzly topic of the change in data law: the GDPR. As Jackie explained, the Commissioner can implement fines of 2% of turnover, up to £10million – as of 25 May. Jackie’s advice: contact your software provider and ask how data
is set up and stored. Other topics included ways of retaining staff in these difficult times.

Staff discounts proved popular, but according to recruitment agency, Bambini, the key to success lies in your brand, your nursery’s unique selling points (USPs) and a benefits package. All agreed on the latter, with David Hancock, MD of Little Gardens Day Nurseries, revealing that after 10 years, his staff get an all-inclusive holiday with their partner. Wow!

 

Providers who attended:
  • Abacus Nurseries
  • Advantage Day Nursery
  • Bluebell Children’s Nurseries
  • Comfort Angelz Daycare
  • Complete Childcare
  • Crystal Childcare
  • Good Manors Day Nurseries Ltd
  • Happy Tree
  • Honeytree Day Nursery Ltd
  • Le Nid Childcare Ltd
  • Little Flowers Day Nurseries
  • Little Garden Day Nurseries
  • Pennies Day Nursery LTD
  • Rose House Montessori School (Spectrum Montessori Ltd)
  • Sapphires Nursery School
  • Seymour House
  • Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Ltd
  • The London Early years Foundation
  • Zoom Nurseries Ltd
Suppliers who attended:
  • Bambini Recruitment Limited
  • Blossom Educational
  • Boogie Mites Uk Ltd
  • Christie & Co
  • Community Playthings
  • Connect Childcare
  • Cosy
  • daynurseries.co.uk
  • dot2dot
  • Early Years Direct
  • eyMan/eyLog
  • Famly
  • FirstSteps Software
  • Hawk Training (Hawk Management (UK) Limited)
  • Hope Education
  • Millhouse Manufacturing & Design
  • Morton Michel
  • Route2 Education
  • Shout Aloud
  • The Consortium Early Years
  • The Learning Escape by TG Escapes Ltd
  • Timotay Playscapes
  • TTS Group Ltd

Get in touch with the team!

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

 

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