Our 2022 Sponsors

For sponsorship enquiries please contact the team:

George Hogg 
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7501 6699
Email: george.hogg@markallengroup.com
Martin Watchorn
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3915 9457
Email: martin.watchorn@markallengroup.com

2022 Sponsors

Headline Sponsor: Childcare.co.uk

Childcare.co.uk is the UK’s largest online childcare platform which helps connect parents seeking childcare with childcare providers such as nurseries, registered childminders, nannies and babysitters. Over 2 million people have used the platform to find childcare or childcare work since it launched over 10 years ago.
It is completely free to advertise and search on the Childcare.co.uk platform. The optional gold membership service includes benefits worth over £5000 including access to over 200 online training courses, webinars and other resources.

To register for free click here or go to www.childcare.co.uk/register

Fennies Day Nurseries

Fennies Nurseries has been leading the way with our visionary, early years environments for almost 30 years. Over time our approach has evolved, but our focus has always been to give the right start for under 5s by providing spaces for children to flourish socially and academically with confidence in our vibrant, innovative settings. 
Fennies is a family-run, award-winning nursery group with 20 nurseries across London, Surrey and Kent. We don’t acquire existing settings, so with the help of our in-house acquisitions team, our bespoke nurseries are Fennies through and through. Allowing us to ensure that we provide the best experiences for our children, parents and staff.

Click here to find out more about Fennies

Nursery Story

Nursery Story is an education software solution designed to support early years settings streamline administrative tasks, transform communication with families through our dedicated Parents App and cleverly record, share and allow you to reflect on children’s activities and learning. With Nursery Story’s intuitive technology at your fingertips you can do more of what really matters, making a difference to the lives of the children you care for, each and every day.

Click to visit nurserystory.co.uk

NCFE Cache

NCFE is an educational charity and leader in vocational and technical learning. We combine over 170 years of education experience with deep insight, working with a network of expert collaborators to shape smarter solutions around the greatest learning needs. In doing this, we’re working for a fairer education system for all learners to power inclusivity and choice. Included in the NCFE portfolio are the gold-standard CACHE qualifications, which have a reputation for excellence and leadership in care and education. Our gold-standard, sector-leading CACHE product portfolio includes provision in early years and childcare, which helps millions of learners to raise professional standards across these sectors.

Click here to find out more about NCFE Cache

Treehouse Nursery School

We’ve been taking care of your children since 1991, providing a safe, happy and healthy environment for the youngest people in our communities to grow, learn and have fun.
Treehouse looks after children from three months to five years at Ofsted-registered nurseries in Wanstead, London, as well as providing secure and outstanding breakfast and after school clubs. 
For the children in our care, it’s a home from home. Healthy meals, lots of fun activities, opportunities for social development… and a commitment to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
With more than a hundred members of staff, including teachers, nursery practitioners and nutritionists, we’re proud of our adult-to-child ratio. But we never forget that every child is an individual – so activities (indoors and outdoors) are tailored to their needs, including those with physical disabilities, learning difficulties or complex medical conditions
We’re a family-run organization and we promote family and multi-cultural values. That means every child is treated as if they were our own, giving busy parents complete peace of mind – from the moment they drop off their child to the moment they pick them up.

Click to visit Treehouse Nursery School

Busy Bees Nurseries

The first Busy Bees nursery – The Rocklands in Lichfield – was opened in 1984, by three couples who were dissatisfied with the childcare options available to them. Today, Busy Bees is the UK’s largest early years provider, looking after thousands of children across the UK in more than 350 UK-based settings, which supports the company’s vision to give every child the best start in life. The group has a global presence with centres located in Canada, North America, Italy, Ireland, Channel Isles, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Australia, equating to a group total of more than 650 centres.  Busy Bees offers diverse curriculum options in different centres across the UK, including The early years foundation stage (EYFS) which is most widely used across Busy Bees, the Montessori method of teaching and Forest School centres. The group has four key values centred around care, quality, value and service which all employees live by. The early years providers mission is to deliver high quality childcare and exciting opportunities for learning that give every child a head start as they prepare for school. To find out more about Busy Bees, please visit

Click here to find out more about Busy Bees nursery

SS Educational Services Ltd.

We are the only specialist End Point Assessment Organisation working solely in the early years, children and young people sector. 

The owners have a combined experience of over 50 years working within this sector, as apprentices, nursery owners, and training providers: and therefore bring to the EPAs a unique understanding about the needs of everybody involved. As a small company and a small team, you can be confident that whenever you choose us you will be dealing with someone who knows you, your apprentice and your business. We believe in early engagement and that ‘Focusing on the End is the Key to Success’.

Click here to find out more information about SS Educational Services Ltd.

Bright Horizons

Through innovative nursery care and work-life solutions, Bright Horizons is redefining support for employers and families. From the unique learning experiences we create at over 300 nurseries across the UK, to trusted back-up care, expert coaching and eldercare, our comprehensive solutions help everyone to thrive. We know the needs of every family are different, so flexibility and an innovative range of services are tailor made to provide exactly what you need, when and where you need it. For more than 30 years, we have always looked ahead; for better ways to support the evolving needs of our families, our companies and our communities. Together, we look forward to a brighter future.

Click here to find out more about Bright Horizons

MCW Nursery Support Services

MCW Nursery Support Services (MCWNSS) are leading childcare health & safety and training providers, who help settings with all aspects of training, auditing and compliance.

MCWNSS team are industry specialists when it comes to nursery training and will help make your nursery a happy and safe place where staff, and children alike, can grow and prosper.

When opening a new nursery, or when you just require some help MCWNSS are the one stop shop you need for everything from first aid training for your employees to your Health & Safety policies updating. MCWNSS are there to help you keep your workplace safe, efficient and professional and make sure its meets all current safety legislation.  Giving you and the nursery the confidence to focus your energy on what you do best, caring for children and running a professional and profitable business.

Click here to find out more about MCW Nursery Support Services

Eden Training Solutions

Eden Training Solutions began life as a training provider in 2008 based in Yorkshire and are now one of England’s leading Early Years training specialists, delivering bespoke apprenticeship training to employers across the Childcare sector.

In recent times, Eden Training Solutions were proudly named in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies, and being categorised as an ‘extraordinary company to work for’.

Eden continues to develop new products and innovative training solutions for businesses and individuals. As an Early Years setting, your main priority is the children you look after and develop. To help them flourish, you need a confident and qualified team.

Our Vision is to help you to reach developing your knowledge and skills for a brighter future.

Click here to find out more about Eden Training Solutions


Hope is a brand dedicated to supporting people who nurture young minds, helping them pass on vital knowledge, build confidence and fuel children’s imaginations and enrich their futures. They are here to help you do the most important job on earth, by making sure everything they do for you runs smoothly. You supply the inspiration. They supply everything else. Hope is all you need.

Click here to find out more about Hope


Polylino is a Multilingual digital picture book service with hundreds of high-quality EYFS aligned books. The user-friendly digital solution supports all children at storytime, including EAL, SEND and disadvantaged students. All the books can be listened to in English, and many can also be listened to in over 50 other languages. The market-leading service from Sweden can be accessed using a desktop, tablet or a smartphone and nursery schools can allow parents/guardians to use Polylino at home. Try it for free today via www.polylino.co.uk or book a 1:1 demo.

Vanessa Chandler UK Country Manager 07494 217180


Click here to find out more about Polylino