NMT Nursery Agenda North West

NMT Nursery Agenda North West headed to Cheshire to a brand new venue on 23rd May 2019!

21 Nursery Suppliers came together with 24 Nursery Providers at the Park Royal Hotel, Stretton for this exciting networking opportunity. Have a look below for more information!


NMT Magazine welcomed 21 suppliers and 24 nursery owner/director/operation managers to the Park Royal Hotel, Stretton, Cheshire.  Being our first foray into the area, we were pleased with a fantastic range of attendees – from veteran nurseries who continue attending NMT Nursery Agenda’s year on year, to a brand new start up nursery opening it’s doors in September and looking to resource all areas.

As always, Hot Topics was a rousing discussion and opened the floor for our nurseries and suppliers to voice issues of concern in the sector. Led by Vernon Baxter, Managing Director of Investor Publishing, topics ranged from dealing with lack of respect from parents, to staff retention and how to keep employees inspired.  Find the full write up from our editor, Sue Churchill in next month’s very own NMT Magazine!


Thank you to our Dinner Sponsor, Stephensons Solicitors LLP!


Thanks so much to our returning Drinks Reception Sponsor, Redwoods Dowling Kerr! 



Providers who attended: 

  1. CBS Nurseries Ltd
  2. Children’s Choice Day Nursery
  3. Dunky’s Day Nursery
  4. Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
  5. Evolution Childcare Ltd
  6. Harley Street Nursery
  7. Honey Pot Nurseries
  8. Just Childcare Ltd
  9. Kaleidoscope Day Nurseries
  10. Kids Allowed
  11. Kids Planet
  12. Kids Zone Nurseries Ltd
  13. La Maternelle
  14. Le Monde Petit Ltd
  15. Nina’s Nurseries
  16. Rosy Apple Childcare Ltd
  17. Safari Kid
  18. Storal Learning
  19. Sunflower Group
  20. The Poppins Family – Greenview Nursery
  21. Village Nursery Group
  22. Waverton Day Nurseries
  23. Wind in the Willows Childcare Ltd
  24. WMB Childcare Ltd

Suppliers who attended:

  1. apetito
  2. Blossom Educational
  3. Christie & Co
  4. Community Playthings
  5. Connect Childcare
  6. Consortium
  7. daynurseries.co.uk
  8. dot2dot
  9. Early Years Direct
  10. eyLog – Early Years Log Ltd
  11. Famly
  12. Funding Loop
  13. Hammond Raggett & Company
  14. Hope Education
  15. Hopscotch Early Years Consultancy
  16. Millhouse Manufacturing & Design
  17. Pentagon Play
  18. RM Education
  19. TG Escapes Eco Nurseries
  20. Timotay Playscapes
  21. Touch-Table.com


Thank you to our generous raffle prize donors! 


Honey Pot Nurseries won a Children’s Wheelbarrow from Community Playthings
Village Nursery Group won a 1 year subscription to eyLog’s nursery management software ‘eyMan’
Le Monde Petit was the lucky winner of a U-NU Creative Set from Early Years Direct
Safari Kid won a Classrooms Stationary Set from Hope Education


Thank you to Lindisfarne Mead and The Cheese Shop Chester for supplying the gorgeous treats for our drinks reception and cheese tasting!










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 this agenda, 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







Nursery Agenda North was held at
Oulton Hall, Leeds on the 20th March 2018

Nursery Management Today’s hugely popular Nursery Agenda North returned once again to the stunning Oulton Hall, Leeds for an exciting 24 hour regional speed dating and networking event.  It provided the opportunity for employees of the nursery sector; managers, directors, owners, buyers to meet with organisations providing products and services to that same sector.  Organised by NMT magazine, Agenda North 2018 was yet again a huge success and a great deal of fun for all! “Fabulous” was a much repeated word!

Our Sponsors were:

Allied Irish Bank


Redwoods Dowling Kerr




Many thanks for supporting NMT magazine and for our dinner and drinks reception, respectively!

We’d like to thank to our Raffle Sponsors!

There were some absolutely wonderful prizes to be won – congratulations to the lucky winners!


Providers who attended:

  1. Ashworth View Nursery & Heaton Park View Nursery
  2. Bertram Nursery Group
  3. Brighter Beginnings
  4. Brooklands Childcare Ltd
  5. Dunkys Day Nurseries
  6. Early Years Care & Education Ltd
  7. Eureka! Nursery
  8. Kaleidoscope Nurseries Ltd
  9. Kids adVentures (part of Social adVentures)
  10. Kids Allowed
  11. Kids Planet
  12. Kings Park
  13. Le Monde Petit Ltd
  14. Polly Anna’s Nursery, York
  15. Portico Nursery Group
  16. Rosy Apple Childcare Ltd
  17. Shine Childcare
  18. Sky High Achievers Nursery Group
  19. Sunbeams Day Nursery
  20. Sunflower Group
  21. The Cheshire Day Nursery Group
  22. Village Nursery Group
  23. Wind in the Willows Childcare Ltd
  24. WMB Childcare Limited

Suppliers who attended:

  1. Allied Irish Bank
  2. Bambini Recruitment Limited
  3. Blossom Educational
  4. BNG Training
  5. Christie & Co
  6. Community Playthings
  7. Connect Childcare
  8. Cosy
  9. Creative Play UK Ltd
  10. daynurseries.co.uk
  11. dot2dot
  12. Early Years Direct
  13. eyLog
  14. Famly
  15. FirstSteps Software
  16. Hope Education
  17. Lifetime Training
  18. Millhouse Manufacturing and Design
  19. Ontex Healthcare
  20. Parentapps
  21. Route2 Education Ltd
  22. The Consortium Early Years
  23. The Learning Escape by TG Escapes Ltd
  24. Timotay Playscapes
  25. TTS Group Ltd

Hot Topics Q&A Session

Hot Topics was chaired by editor-in chief, Richard Hawkins, who led the group through an engaging discussion covering the following key points and more:

  • 30 hours free entitlement: has the heat gone out of this topic?
  • GDPR compliance and making it work
  • Recruitment in the sector; how to increase numbers of qualified applicants, and innovative ways of recruiting going forward with expert input from Bambini Recruitment and insurers dot2dot
  • Local authorities; how different they are, and the variances between them regarding funding
  • Ofsted and how to protect against malicious complaints

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