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A New Stockist

A New Stockist

We were very hesitant to go down the route of wholesale, until we met the Dufffy family that is. Tony Duffy and his family run an incredible independent toy store in Dunleer Co Louth.

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Paying by invoice

Paying by invoice

We have received a number of requests recently from preschools and schools asking to pay by bank transfer instead of using a card online. We life to make life easier for our customers so we have added a new payment method. Read on to find out how it works.

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Gift bags

Gift bags

We know that lots of our customers are buying gifts for the children in their lives, whether that is a birthday gift or a Christmas gift. We have been asked many times if we have gift bags as an option so we decided it was bout time to make one. There was a bit of a...

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New design survey

New design survey

New Designs Every year over the summer months we go through a design and development cycle where we draft up and sample some new designs. We include new designs based on what we are most frequently asked for and of course what fits in with our mission to connect...

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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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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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The First Day

The First Day

The First Day For children and parents alike, that very first day of school is always an emotional one. This gorgeous, precious tiny little person who is, for the first time, is transitioning into a...

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Business Journal

Little Blue Heroes

Little Blue Heroes

Charities often fill a gap in society where our most vulnerable reside. Whether it’s a large, national organisation tacking homelessness or a local group supporting older people in their community. Charities depend on the support of governments, individuals, and...

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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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Why Little Uniforms

Why Little Uniforms

Little dress- up outfits have great power. They give children the ability to physically transform into different people, to adopt a new persona and to really become a character that they love. As well as being…

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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

Designing Little Uniforms When we decided to design and manufacture our little uniforms, we embarked on an incredibly steep learning curve. We did not have a background in textiles or manufacturing, we did not have connections in the industry, and we did not know what...

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