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We work with leading suppliers to deliver everything you need to kit out your early years setting – from play spaces and outdoor areas to kitchens, washrooms and offices. Our specialist range of over 5,000 early years products can help you create fun, engaging, and imaginative environments to inspire your little learners.

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YPO Let’s make Christmas together. We've got lots of inspiration to help you create and make this Christmas. Browse over 400 products and start planning your festivities for the rest of the year.
Let's make Christmas together . . .

We've got lots of inspiration to help you create and make this Christmas. Browse over 400 products and start planning your festivities for the rest of the year.

YPO Create & Make

Click here to play the How to make the Star of David video
How to make the Star of David Create your own Star of David to celebrate Hanukkah with children this year.
Click here to play the How to make your own Christmas jumpers video
How to make your own Christmas jumpers Create a DIY Christmas jumper this year by reusing an old jumper or t-shirt. Check out our unique ideas or create your own. We’ve got everything you need including pom poms, buttons, textile pens, fabric glue and more!
Click here to play the How to create Santa using a paper plate video
How to create Santa using a paper plate Get children’s excitement for Christmas flowing with this quick and easy paper plate activity. They’ll love to see Santa’s legs moving as he slides down the chimney, wheeeee!
Click here to play the How to create a paper plate Rudolph video
How to create a paper plate Rudolph Christmas crafts aren’t complete until we’ve included our shiny-nosed friend, Rudolph. Use this activity to help children countdown to Christmas Day!
Click here to play the How to create jingle bells using paper plates video
How to create jingle bells using paper plates Children will love this interactive Christmas craft activity as they make their plain paper plates turn into dazzling jingle bells that they can jingle all the way home!
Click here to play the How to create a paper plate snowman video
How to create a paper plate snowman Brrrr, is it cold in here?! This quick and easy Christmas craft idea for children can be used as a countdown to Christmas, and you only need five minutes!
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Little Learners magazine

Our free magazine packed with ideas and inspiration to help your early years setting flourish. Our latest edition is OUT NOW!

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Early Years Videos

Click here to play the Protecting staff and children video
Protecting staff and children We know the safety of your staff and children will be a major priority. We’re here to help wherever we can with our range of hygiene and cleaning products, deep cleaning services and social distancing solutions.
Click here to play the YPO Own Brand Nursery Unboxing video
YPO Own Brand Nursery Unboxing The YPO own brand for early years range is a low-cost alternative to the leading brands – but don’t just take our word for it.
Click here to play the YPO Create and Make Dream Jars video
YPO Create and Make Dream Jars Bring some big friendly fun to your lessons with these easy to make dream jars, inspired by Roald Dahl’s BFG!
Click here to play the YPO Furniture Services for Schools video
YPO Furniture Services for Schools Our furniture design service is here to make your life easier, helping you to create environments that are tailored to your unique needs. Hear from our experienced team as they talk about our simple four step process, that makes designing and creating a bespoke space built to your needs quick, easy and stress free for you.
Click here to play the Supporting Education and the Public Sector video
Supporting Education and the Public Sector We have always been totally committed to all our employees, our customers, our suppliers, our partners, our member authorities and our associate members.
Click here to play the YPO - Our history and heritage video
YPO - Our history and heritage In 1974, a group of local authorities recognised that by combining their buying demands for schools in their areas, they could achieve considerable efficiency savings. So YPO was born. Today, we’re still 100% publicly owned, but we work with even more organisations to achieve the same goal.
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Own brand for early years

Your low-cost alternative to the leading brands. Switch to YPO and save on play trays and mats, sand, arts, crafts and much more.

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Protecting staff and children

From cleaning essentials to products that promote safe measures and good hand hygiene, we can help you get what you need.

The Cosy Collection at YPO

Thanks to our amazing partnership with Cosy, we're able to give you access to a unique range of products
designed to make your outdoor learning spaces engaging and stimulating for children.

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From the Early Years blog

30 November 2021 Five reasons to make a DIY Christmas jumper
The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner, and nothing screams ‘IT’S CHRISTMASSS’ more than getting into a festive, cosy jumper. Here are five reasons to have a go at making your own this year.
23 November 2021 Hanukkah activities for early years
Hanukkah or Chanukah means “dedication” in Hebrew, and the Jewish holiday, also known as The Festival of Lights, represents joy and celebrates one of the greatest miracles in Jewish history. We’ve got some activities to help you teach little ones about Hanukkah and celebrate. But first, here’s the story of Hanukkah that you can use for story time…
03 November 2021 Bonfire Night activities for early years
From fireworks to fire! Bring the excitement of Bonfire Night into your setting and help children gain an understanding of what this event is all about and what they can expect to see. Here's some activities you can take back to your setting for 5 November.

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