Media & Awards
Having taken home Club Hub awards in 2020 and 2021, we were delighted to win Marketing Pop Star of the Year in 2023.
We were also proud to be finalists for Independent Business of the Year and Digital Business of the Year in the biggest awards for children's activity providers in the UK and judged by a panel of industry experts.
We are delighted to once again feature as a STEM expert for classroom teachers for TTS Resources.
We've made a brand new series of videos and blogs with ideas on using their resources to inspire STEM learning around structures and mechanisms for EYFS to KS2.
TTS asked us for our take on the gaps generated by the pandemic and school closures.
We shared how STEM could be the perfect way for teachers to get pupils enjoying learning as they also develop key skills, like collaboration, lost during lockdown.
TTS World of Education Feature - STEAM Learning
We are delighted to be partnering with TTS Resources, the UK's leading education supplier to help early years practitioners with STEAM ideas for their settings.
We've made a series of videos and blogs with ideas on using their resources to inspire STEAM learning in the early years.
Teach Primary Magazine
Laura Cross, founder of Inventors & Makers, is a regular contributor and STEM expert for the UK's leading professional development magazine for primary school teachers.
Topics of articles include the importance of engineering in the curriculum, teaching engineering in KS1 and various planning ideas for KS2.
Press Coverage for Award Nominations
Inventors & Makers has been shortlisted for four categories in the 2021 Club Hub awards, the biggest awards for children's activities.
You can read the coverage of the story in the press here.
Most Loved New Activity - Runner Up 2020
Inventors & Makers came in second in the What's On 4 Kids award for Most Loved New Activity.
The award is decided by votes from the public and is open to all kinds of children's activities all across the UK in their first three years of operation.
West London Kids Feature
West London Kids featured us as the first in their Meet the Founder series of interviews.
Laura talks about life as a West London mum, a mum with a new business and an entrepreneur.
You can read the article in full here.
Parentpreneur Accelerator Podcast
Laura featured as Alexis Kingsbury's guest on his podcast aimed at parentpreneurs.
She talked about how what she learnt from her time in San Francisco influenced her in starting Inventors & Makers
She also gives advice to parentpreneurs on developing 21st century skills in their teams and in their children too.
You can listen here.
The Startup Van YouTube Show
Laura appeared as a guest on The Startup Van sofa talking about how we can prepare children for their futures and life in the 21st century.
She talked about encouraging creativity and how this can be taught with coding.
You can watch the interview here.