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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. 

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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.


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Start-Up of the Year 2020

Inventors & Makers won the ClubHub UK Start-Up of the Year award for 2020.


The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts.


Inventors & Makers took first prize from children's activity providers in all sectors across the UK within their first three  years of operation. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.


Other Features


Kensington Mums

Read our article about why STEAM learning is so important in the early years.

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Culture Whisper

We were featured top in Culture Whisper's recommendations of online technology classes for children.