NMT Nursery Agenda North

 

 

 

 

 

The Nursery Agenda North will be held Oulton Hall, Leeds
on the 20th March 2018

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.

This will be at no cost to nurseries!

The programme will include:

  • Meetings between providers and suppliers
  • An interactive Hot Topics conference session with Q&As
  • Single room overnight accommodation and breakfast.

For more information on what to expect and how to book a place,
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Get in touch with the team!

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

 

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Last year…

2017 – the year in reviewThe NMT Nursery Agenda headed back to Leeds on 25th April 2017. 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 offered those attending the chance to update themselves on the key issues in the nursery sector and meet some of the leading personalities.

Top of the Agenda

Directors and senior managers from 36 nursery businesses from Cumbria right down to Cheshire streamed into Oulton Hall, Leeds on 25 April with smiling faces. The reason for their high spirits? NMT Nursery Agenda North. But would this business-to-business event meet last year’s all-time high? The mix everyone now expects is short, effective meetings with suppliers, the chance to network, early years updates and everything a good hotel offers – all for free.

This was the second Agenda in Leeds and the second too for Ian Thompson, director of Funcare in Harrogate, who came back because “it worked so well last time”. What he liked was that it brought them in touch with new suppliers. Case in point: after the last Agenda, the group bought a management software programme, which “is doing very well and has freed up a lot of time for the person using it”. Nick Porter, director of 1st Safari Day Nurseries in West Yorkshire, added: “All the suppliers and services were focused and working in early years. So, we didn’t have to explain to a new supplier who we were.”

Hot Topics Q&A Session

A session that provided a taster for the NMT Nursery Management Conversation, Hot Topics was chaired by editor-in chief, Richard Hawkins, who, having established that the majority was in favour of the election, helped them put together a checklist for the government. They should:

  • act on consultations
  • treat businesses in all sectors the same make nurseries VAT-exempt
  • put a hold on business rates
  • fund the 30-hour childcare properly and make it more flexible

Among those urging action was Graham Abbott from Shine Childcare, who said, “If car manufacturers were told to sell cars at a discounted rate they’d sue the government”. Offering a solution to this, Nicole Politis, director of Portico Nursery Group, said all the nurseries in her catchment area banded together and got the local authority to increase the rate. Did everyone enjoy it? A resounding yes, certainly from first timer, Ursula Krystek-Walton from Bertram Nursery group, who enthused: “It was a really useful session and reassuring to hear that others in the sector are experiencing similar challenges at the moment as well as sharing ideas to overcome barriers.”

Raffle Prizes

All the nurseries gathered for the prize draw of the raffle where three amazing products were up for grabs: The New Sand and Water Table from Community Playthings’ Outlast Range, a year’s free subscription to iConnect, from Connect Childcare and lastly a year’s free subscription to Blossom’s Early Years Learning Journey plus a 32GB iPad from Blossom Educational! The lucky nursery Playdays Day Nursery won the Community Playthings prize, Kids Planet won the subscription to iConnect and Poppy and Jack’s Nursery & Pre-school won the subscription from Blossom Educational. A huge thanks to Community Playthings, Connect Childcare and Blossom Educational for donating these fabulous prizes!

Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors of NMT Nursery Agenda South:

  • Redwoods Dowling Kerr – Main Sponsor
  • Route2 Education Technology – Event Dinner

 

Providers who attended were:

  • 1st Safari Day Nurseries Ltd
  • Ashworth View & Heaton Park View Nursery
  • Bertram Nursery Group
  • Bright Beginnings Childcare Centre
  • Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery Ltd
  • Brooklands Childcare Ltd
  • Childs Play, Claremont Nursery Co-operative Ltd
  • Cliffe House
  • Dunky’s Day Nurseries
  • Evolution Childcare
  • Funcare Ltd & Funclubs Ltd
  • Jesmond Nursery
  • Kaleidoscope Day Nurseries Ltd
  • Kids Allowed
  • Kids Planet
  • Kids Zone Nurseries
  • Le Monde Petit Ltd
  • Leap Ahead Nurseries
  • Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nurseries
  • Monton Village Nursery School LTD & Clarendon Cottage School LTD
  • Mulberry Bush Nursery Group
  • Northumbria University Nursery Ltd
  • Paper Moon Day Nurseries
  • Playdays Daycare Nursery Ltd
  • Polly Anna’s Day Nursery
  • Poppy & Jacks Limited
  • Portico Day Nurseries
  • Primley Park Children’s Nurseries Limited
  • Rosy Apple Childcare Ltd
  • Shine Childcare Ltd
  • Sunbeams Day Nursery
  • The Sunflower Group
  • Tinies Childcare North West
  • WMB Childcare Limited

Suppliers who attended:

  • Blossom Educational
  • Community Playthings
  • Connect Childcare
  • daynurseries.co.uk
  • dot2dot
  • Early Years Direct
  • ERIC
  • eyLog
  • Famly
  • FirstSteps Software
  • Hope Education
  • Lifetime Training
  • Millhouse Manufacturing & Design
  • Morton Michel
  • Ontex Healthcare – Freelife by Bebecash
  • Redwoods Dowling Kerr – Main Sponsor
  • Route 2 Education Technology
  • Shout Aloud
  • The Consortium Early Years
  • The Learning Escape by TG Escapes
  • The Service Directory
  • Timotay Playscapes
  • TTS Group Ltd
  • Wesco
  • YPO
  • Creative Play

 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