NMT Nursery Agenda South


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