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Its not always about the price

Its not always about the price

"God, I can get costumes way cheaper than that." I remember this particular morning I was cold calling potential customers. In all honesty there is a reason there is a high turnover in call centres but sometimes, as a new business on the scene, cold calling is the...

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Our fabrics

Our fabrics

Once we have finalised the design of our little uniforms it is time to find the raw materials that can bring them to life. We chose materials that align with our own values. It is important to us that our little uniforms last for years of imaginative play

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Design and Development

Design and Development

Start at the beginningPeople who know me will ask how (and why) on earth I started a business like this. I don't have a manufacturing or textiles background but I do have a passion for learning and trying new things so life is never boring. The process of designing...

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Learning Through Play

The benefits of dramatic play

When we talk about dramatic play we mean play where children adopt a role and use the environment and props available to them to play out a theme or scenario whether of their own creation or in partnership with others. Of course, dramatic play is fun. It is playful,...

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What is dramatic play?

We regularly use the phrase dramatic play when we talk about our little uniforms and resources so we think it is a good idea to explain what exactly we mean.
To give a bit of background; the terms pretend play, role play, and dramatic play…

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Five benefits of play

Five benefits of play

Love, Sunshine and Brocilli. With a lot of pressure to keep up with reams of paper-based academic work, it is also important to remember the value of play in a child's education and general development. The question of 'why is play so important?' is similar to the...

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News

Barnardos Big Toddle 2021

Barnardos Big Toddle 2021

Ready, Set, Toddle! The theme of this year’s Barnardos Big Toddle is Community Helpers, people who help and support us all in our communities every day. At the very heart of Big Toddle are the children...

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A new way to pay

A new way to pay

Pay with just a click We are delighted to say that our online shop now supports Google Pay and Apple Pay making the process quick and easy. At the end of each product page you will spot a new button which lets you checkout immediately with either Apple or Google...

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A new name

A new name

Why we have changed our name It is a decision that was a long time coming. When we started off, I chose to name the business Mermaids and Dragons, it was quirky and interesting, and it represented my 2 daughters at that time. Like everything though, we evolved. We...

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