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 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 to buy. We also have plenty of space to relax, meet or work in the cafe with light refreshments available throughout the day.
To arrange a visit to the Northern Centre please contact our team:
Phone: 44 (0) 1422 311314
Directions to the Northern Centre
Centre Opening Times
Northern Centre, Monday to Thursday (9.00am – 5.00pm).
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (closed)
Open on selected Saturdays
Closed on Bank Holidays.
Centre Summer Closure
The Northern Centre will close for the Summer break on Thursday 25th July and reopen on Tuesday 27th August.
The London Centre will close for the whole of Summer on Tuesday 16th July due to relocation to two new Hubs.
‘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.’
Hire Our Flexible Space
Our Huddersfield and London Centres have many rooms available to hire for your own events.More info
Take a Tour of Our Centres
Take a tour of our inspiring Centres and view all of the different areas each Centre has to offer, including the model classrooms, galleries and resource shops.Email Philippa
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
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.More info
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.More info