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M&S teams with Early Learning Centre in time for Christmas

Over 200 toys will be added to the M&S website and app to sit alongside its kidswear and gifting ranges for Christmas.

M& has teamed up with Early Learning Centre, welcoming it as a special guest brand on the website in time for Christmas.

Over 200 toys will be added to the M&S website and app to sit alongside its kidswear and gifting ranges for Christmas.

The curated Early Learning Centre range includes a number of ELC own brand items from cash registers, to pirate ships to farm animals. It also includes some of children’s best loved branded toys including Peppa Pig, Playmobil, Happyland and PAW Patrol.

“We’ve begun to test and learn opening up M& to complementary brands to broaden appeal and help turbocharge online growth,” commented Stephen Langford, M& director. “With more customers shopping online this Christmas than ever before, we wanted to strengthen our offer with a selection of Early Learning Centre toys to sit alongside our popular kidswear and gifting ranges.

“We have over 200 products that can help make Christmas magical for the little ones from trikes, to train sets to talking soft toys. The Early Learning Centre team is experienced at operating as a guest brand and they offer great quality, great value toys – we’re really looking forward working together.”

Gary Grant, founder and executive chairman of The Entertainer (which owns Early Learning Centre), added: “We are extremely proud of our Early Learning Centre brand. It has an amazing heritage, supporting children’s learning and development through play for nearly 50 years. ELC is trusted by parents and grandparents alike, many of whom remember the brand being part of their own childhoods.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with M&S to offer a range of ELC toys via the M&S website, to bring delight and excitement to children through play. Our partnership with M&S will enable us to make the ELC brand even more accessible to our customers online.”

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