Early Excellence

Toggle menu

Our Centres

Our unique and specialist Centres are located in the heart of London, Canada Water and in the North of England, Huddersfield close to the M62. Packed with innovative ideas to inspire best practice in EYFS & KS1, they are a vital destination for practitioners across the country. The Centres are open to visitors throughout the year and you are welcome to call in if you are nearby, or if you are traveling quite a distance its best to phone ahead to make arrangements.

You will find a highly informative interactive environment to look around with ideas for your classroom, lots of display ideas and an exhibition of children’s work to inspire you – and an amazing Resource Shop with high quality, books, play resources and educational artefacts. We also have plenty of space to relax and light refreshments are available throughout the day in our cafes.

To arrange a visit please phone on 01422 311 314 or email:

Anna Lacey, Centre Manager, London
Directions to the London Centre

Nova Robinson, Centre Manager, Huddersfield
Directions to the Northern Centre



‘Visiting the Centre has been a fantastic eye-opening day. We are feeling very excited about using our new knowledge and stimuli to build on our environments and teaching.’

Reception Teacher
Carlton Colville Primary School

Hire Our Flexible Space

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

More info

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.

View menu

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.

Book a Surgery

A surgery with one of our curriculum consultants provides an opportunity for individuals or teams to focus on developing and improving practice, discussing concerns or planning next steps.

Email Nova