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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!

Directions to Northern Centre

** In line with government guidance the National Centre will be closed until further notice. Our online shop remains open, our learning platform continues to offer high-level CPD, and our room planning service is available remotely. **



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