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Visit Our Centre

Our unique and specialist National Centre is located in the North of England, Huddersfield close to the M62. Packed with innovative ideas to inspire best practice in EYFS & KS1, it is are a vital destination for practitioners across the country. The Centre is open to visit free of charge throughout the year and you are welcome to call in if you are nearby, or if you are travelling 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 to buy. We also have plenty of space to relax, meet or work in the cafe with light refreshments available throughout the day.

We have curriculum consultant slots available offering a guided tour of our Interactive Environment which enables practitioners to see examples of high-quality continuous provision and have the opportunity to talk about how resources can be used to support high-quality learning. A fantastic opportunity to gain practical advice and support from our experienced consultants to help you to further develop your own enabling environment in both the EYFS and KS1!

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You can now also take a 3D virtual reality tour of our National Centre, or even join an Online Learning Walk, giving you the opportunity to look around and be immersed in best practice wherever you are in the world!

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EYFS Classroom
Small Complete Classroom 4-5yrs Small Classroom Package 2-3yrs

‘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

Medium Complete Classroom 4-5yrs Medium Classroom Package 2-3yrs

Take A Virtual Tour of Our Centre

Discover a virtual 360 Tour of our National Centre, giving you the opportunity to look around and be immersed in best practice wherever you are in the world!

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Attend a Learning Walk

Book a 45 minute tour focusing on developing an enabling environment and the principles of working with continuous provision in EY and KS1. You will gain practical advice and support for your own practice.

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Take a Tour of Our Centre

Take a tour of our inspiring Centre and view all of the different areas it has to offer, including the model classroom, gallery and resource shop.

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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. 

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.

Hire Our Flexible Space

Our Huddersfield Centre has many rooms available to hire for your own events.

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Early Years Training Services

Book a Surgery

Book a two hour surgery with one of our curriculum consultants that enables individuals or teams to focus on developing and improving practice, discussing concerns or planning next steps.

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Relax in Our Café

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

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