Early Learning Centre

0844 249 0064

Contact the Early Learning Centre head office by calling 0844 249 0064. The Early Learning Centre has been a part of Mothercare plc since the group’s acquisition of the brand in 2007. Many Early Learning Centre shops are now concessions within Mothercare stores. It is a suitable partnership, because the Early Learning Centre sells toys for babies and young children. Parents shopping for childcare equipment can also shop for a wider range of toys this way. Since the creation of the Early Learning Centre in 1972, it now operates over 150 shops in the UK and 80 international stores throughout 19 countries. Official Early Learning Centre toys are also available at Sainsbury’s, Boots, and Debenhams. The toys are often educational and consist of safe but tough materials.

Early Learning Centre Contact Numbers

Whenever you need to contact the Early Learning Centre head office, use one of these helplines. Find the phone number for the department you need in the following table. The head office closes at the weekend, so you must make any calls from Monday to Friday. The head office staff may transfer you to another department or arrange a callback later if this is necessary to help you.

Department
Phone Number
Opening Times
Corporate
0844 249 0064
(Mon-Fri) 9.00am – 5.00pm
(Sat-Sun) Closed
Franchising
0844 249 0085
(Mon-Fri) 9.00am – 5.00pm
(Sat-Sun) Closed
Investor Relations
0844 249 0086
(Mon-Fri) 9.00am – 5.00pm
(Sat-Sun) Closed
Recruitment
0843 208 5588
(Mon-Fri) 9.00am – 5.00pm
(Sat-Sun) Closed
Affiliates
0843 208 5589
(Mon-Fri) 9.00am – 5.00pm
(Sat-Sun) Closed
Public Relations
0843 208 5591
(Mon-Fri) 9.00am – 5.00pm
(Sat-Sun) Closed

Corporate

The Early Learning Centre offers a Business 2 Business service for its products, regardless of industry. Call 0844 249 0064 if you are a company wanting to create an account for corporate sales. The Early Learning Centre is a great partner for tourism and hospitality businesses, like Butlins. It’s also a great resource for educational or childcare establishments, as well as community authorities. Businesses can either purchase bulk orders of Early Learning Centre products, or purchase gift cards for staff. Gift cards are a great incentive and reward to motivate employees. Dual gift cards are available for use at Mothercare stores too.

Franchising

The Early Learning Centre trades internationally through franchising. Call 0844 249 0085 if you have an interest in running an Early Learning Centre franchise outside of the UK and Ireland. To form a franchising partnership, you must be an established company with knowledge of the local market. An Early Learning Centre store must have 200 square metres of shop floor and 100 square metres for storage and other space. Call to enquire about becoming a franchisee in your chosen territory. You can also e-mail internationalfranchising@mothercare.com to provide the necessary information and evidence for your proposal.

Investor Relations

Investors or analysts can call 0844 208 0086 to address any questions or problems regarding their investment. Check stock prices, financial information and reports, and any upcoming events on the financial calendar. Keep up to date with regulatory news about holdings, board changes, trading updates, and acquisitions or alliances. Investors who are not happy with changes to the business can provide feedback and choose to sell their shares if they no longer want to invest in the company. If you experience a boiler room scam relating to Mothercare group shares, report it to the FCA, or Action Fraud if you lost money.

Recruitment

Do you love to work with families and children, supporting education and personal growth? Then call 0843 208 5588 to connect to the HR department to discuss careers. Mothercare manages recruitment for the Early Learning Centre as part of the group. You can check the current vacancies across the Mothercare group on the careers website as well. You could work in the UK or even internationally, across retail, retail support, and distribution. Call to ask about current opportunities, and find out more about the company culture and employee development. Join over 650 head office employees making important contributions!

Affiliates

Early Learning Centre affiliates or people who wish to become affiliates can call 0843 208 5589 for guidance. As a specialist toyshop, the Early Learning Centre will obviously have to check that your website is suitable for their brand and marketing strategy. If they accept your application, the affiliate support team will be there to help you with setting up and running the programme. The Early Learning Centre will provide creative banners to help drive traffic. You could earn 4% commission on referral sales or 2% on voucher codes. Weekly newsletters will give you all the content you need to implement on your site.

Public Relations

Call 0843 208 5591 to reach the Consumer PR department of Mothercare. They handle press releases and media enquiries for Mothercare and its subsidiaries, including the Early Learning Centre. Media outlets can request images or further statements from the brand to use in their publications. Members of the public with criticisms of the brand image can also call this number. Please note that this phone line is not for complaints regarding Early Learning Centre toys or services. However, anyone can call to offer feedback on advertising campaigns or business practices, including social and environmental corporate responsibilities.

Other Ways to Contact the Early Learning Centre

If you are a customer with a query about your order, a product, or a store, then reach out on Twitter to @ELCUK or @ELCHelp. Anyone who does not know which department to contact should send a general enquiry e-mail to contactus@elc.co.uk. The Early Learning Centre customer services team will respond to these e-mails seven days a week. Otherwise, you can write down any complaints, feedback, questions, or business correspondence in a letter. Send your letter to the head office address below. Any prospective employees can send a CV and cover letter to the HR Department. Include your contact details to get a reply.

Department
Address
Head Office
Early Learning Centre
c/o Mothercare
Cherry Tree Road
Watford
WD24 6SH
Recruitment
HR Department
Early Learning Centre
Cherry Tree Road
Watford
WD24 6SH