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Our Centres

Our unique and specialist Centres are located in the heart of London, Canada Water and in Huddersfield close to the M62. They are a vital destination for practitioners across the country. They are packed with innovative ideas to inspire best practice in Early Years and stimulus to inform active, independent learning in Key Stage One.

The Centres are open to visitors throughout the year and provides a wide range of training, support and advice to enthuse practitioners and re-energise their passion for developing quality practice.

In the Centres you will find interactive environments that are constantly evolving to showcase outstanding provision and a best practice gallery that exhibits innovative practice from a range of schools. You will want to spend time in our Resource Centre where you can shop for the most amazing range of books and resources and in our café which serves light refreshments and homemade treats throughout the day. So whether you are coming to either Centre to attend a course or visiting to be inspired by all of the new ideas displayed, we look forward to welcoming you!

Phil Armstrong Head of Centre, London Centre
Nova Robinson Centre Manager

Please note that our Centres will close for the Summer break on Friday 28th July and re-open on Monday 21st August.

For directions on how to find our London Centre please click here.

Hire Our Flexible Space

Our Huddersfield and London Centres have many rooms available to hire for your own events.

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Look around our environments

See examples of continuous provision, seasonal displays, new enhancements and activity ideas to revive your practice.

Be inspired in our best practice gallery

Explore our exhibitions and be inspired by the innovative work developing in schools and settings across the country.

See inside our outdoor store

Delve into the range of open-ended resources displayed in our outdoor store and think about the ways to organise your outdoor provision. 

Relax in our café

Make the most of your visit and enjoy the delicious sandwiches and homemade cakes available in our café throughout the day.

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Shop for resources

Spend time in our shop and find a fantastic range of resources and books to enrich your learning environment indoor and out.

Gain practical advice

Be shown around by one of our curriculum team and gain practical advice and support for your provision and practice.