Over 30 years of great toys at Early Learning Centre
For over 30 years, Early Learning Centre has been creating great toys - toys that help develop vital skills, toys that help kids get off to the best possible start, and toys that are tremendous fun! Our passion for learning through play and our commitment to quality make Early Learning Centre toys as relevant to today's children as those of 30 years ago.
We develop our toys with care to bring out the very best creativity and inspiration in children. When we design our toys we work closely with experts, child psychologists and children themselves. Together we make sure that all ELC toys are top quality, safe - and above all, lots of fun.
Shopping In Store
ELC has come a long way since we opened our first store. We now have 215 stores nationwide, including 3 fantastic new out-of-town playstores which allow children to ?playtest? our toys throughout themed playzones.
ELC also run concessions in Debenhams stores, sell selected toys at over 380 Sainsbury?s supermarkets nationwide, and at over 200 Boots stores. And because ELC is known and respected throughout the world, we have over 50 international stores in 13 countries worldwide, with more opening all the time.
Shopping at ELC Direct
In addition to shopping in store, ELC Direct offers you the convenience and choice of home shopping. We also understand the importance of security and make shopping on-line as safe as in any ELC store. We use the latest technology to ensure that all your personal and credit card details remain completely confidential.
We deliver direct to your door for just ?3.95, regardless of the number of items in your order. And if your order is over ?75 - delivery is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
There are 3 easy ways to shop:
Exciting features at elc.co.uk mean shopping has never been so easy, quick and fun. You can shop in the comfort of your own home, and at any time of the day (or night). You can have your order delivered to your home, your workplace, or to another address if it?s a gift for someone else.
And we know our website is quick and easy to use - elc.co.uk has won the New Media Age Effectiveness Award for Retail!
Register with us and you?ll receive regular e-mail newsletters with details of new products, special offers, events and activities. And you can even join our Birthday Club for lots of treats and surprises! For a quick guide to help you find your way around our website, click here.
Call 08705 352 352 from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year?s Day).
Order In Store - Delivered To Your Door
Pop into one of our stores and our knowledgeable staff will be pleased to advise you on your purchase. If you don?t want to take it away with you there and then, we?ll order for you and arrange delivery to your door. And if your order is over ?75 - delivery is FREE!
Whether you choose to shop at ELC Direct or in store you can rest assured that you are fully protected by our no quibble guarantee and easy returns policy.
To order a copy of our latest catalogue, please click here.
Special Offers for Nurseries, Playgroups and Childminders
You know as well as we do the importance of play to stimulate the physical, emotional and social development of babies and young children. ELC supports the Government?s Early Learning Goals and we create our toys with care to encourage learning, child development and lots of fun!
If you work with young children in a professional capacity, perhaps as a nursery nurse, primary school teacher or childminder, we?re delighted to offer you the following benefits:
10% off all purchases (excluding gift vouchers and sale items)
advance copies of our catalogue mailed free of charge
notice of special offers and events
regular e-mail newsletters
To register for these benefits, simply pop into your nearest store with proof of your professional status. We?ll do the rest!
ELC Supporting Child Safety
All ELC toys are rigorously tested to ensure that they comply with the most recent child health and safety guidelines. This means that every one of our toys are the top quality you?d expect from ELC. We?re delighted with our ongoing association with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), who work with us in the development of our toys.
For more information about RoSPA, please click here.
We?re proud of our continuing support of the NSPCC to end child cruelty - and so far we?ve raised over ?500,000! We couldn?t do it without your help so, on behalf of the children you?ve helped and all of us at ELC, many thanks.
For more information on the work of the NSPCC, please click here.
Are you looking for a more colourful career? Early Learning Centre is focused on staying at the forefront of child development and retail innovation, and offers a range of exciting career opportunities throughout the country at our retail stores and at our London and Swindon offices. We?re proud to be a superb launch pad for talented individuals who have a real part to play, the skills to take us further and the positive approach that will make you a valuable addition from day one!
If you are interested in pursuing a career with ELC, please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to:
Early Learning Centre,
South Marston Park,
Swindon SN3 4TJ
Or e-mail your CV to: recruitment@earlylearningcentre
We?re always delighted to win awards for our toys, especially when they?re voted by parents and the real experts - children themselves!
Throughout our website you?ll see a number of awards our toys have recently won, voted for by Right Start and Mother and Baby magazine.