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Why choose Cicada as your supplier ?

We at Cicada are passionate about developing exciting new education products and bringing them to the British market.


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We are always trying to develop new equipment. Our design department has over 30 years experience in the education sector.


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About Cicada Education

Cicada has been supplying school retailers for over 32 years. We love learning and everything that helps educators and carers to encourage learning. During that time it is estimated that over 4 million Cicada products have been successfully used by around 100000 schools and childcare centres in the UK and beyond. Each school was supplied by one of our 200 school supply partners and retailers. Our reputation has been built alongside our customer and supply partners with a common vision.

  • Educational Relevance
  • Value for Money
  • Fitness for Purpose.
  • Timely Delivery.
  • Environmental Impact

All the products we select have been designed in collaboration with professional educators and tested under the toughest conditions……….. by real school and daycare children, their carers and teachers.

How we choose products

Cicada has chosen the ‘best of the best’ products from established and emerging educational brands from around the world. We have worked with our brand partners to ensure all the products included meet the latest relevant product safety and quality requirements. All the products are hand picked to ensure your customers have the best possible teaching resources to maximize educational outcomes for children of all cultures, genders, and abilities.

Partner Support

Our continued growth is built upon getting the right products to our customers, and then to the schools at the right price. We do this by holding stock in our two UK warehouses and giving our customers the choice of a UK and Pan European drop shipment, direct to their customer or into their warehouse, should they prefer.

Our job is to make your job easy. A full range of support is available to our customers, whether you operate a catalogue, sales force or website. All our product images and movies are available to you in print ready or web optimized formats, complete with full product descriptions ( in English ) ready to copy and paste into your pages. Our designers can even layout complete catalogues or individual pages for you.

If you are a manufacturer or designer of educational products looking for a drop ship distribution or import partner, we will happily guide you through the processes to ensure your brand is placed, promoted and maintained in the UK , European Union and Middle Eastern markets. Maximising your return and building your brand equity. Our list of brand partners should be reassure you that we are the best choice of distribution partner

Our aim is to provide the perfect tools for the school retailer, so that the correct product gets into the hands of teachers, at the correct price and with the service that the brand deserves.

Our story

With extensive experience of the educational market and a detailed understanding of the value of heuristic play, we founded LEAF to provide inspiration for children and teachers around the UK and beyond.

Sparking aspirations and developing cognitive, emotional and social skills, our products are meticulously selected for their ability to help children flourish – especially in an outdoor environment – through early years’ education and beyond. During this crucial time, role play forms a vital part of children’s development. By encouraging little learners to act out real and imagined scenarios, we help you support them as they develop everything from problem solving skills to confidence and empathy.

Using materials sourced from the natural world – bamboo and moss, for example – we’ve even conceived, designed, developed and manufactured the enchanting Bramblewood  range. We also take an interactive approach to product development and would love you to share your little learners’ ideas and feedback as inspiration for us to expand our range.

Customer experience

We want you to enjoy every aspect of your LEAF experience. Here’s what you’ll get when you work with us:

    • Fast delivery – Every item in our collection is available for despatch with 48 hours, giving you fast delivery at the lowest possible price
    • Minimise hassle – Work with a single supplier who understands the value of heuristic play and the products you need to encourage it
    • Simple ordering – Our user-friendly website is designed to make your ordering experience as quick and enjoyable as possible
    • Friendly service – Experienced and knowledgeable, the LEAF customer service team are always on hand to answer questions and offer advice
    • No more trawling through catalogues – Leveraging our detailed understanding of heuristic play, we bring breadth and depth to the market
  • Interaction – We’d love you to help us develop our range by sharing your little learners’ experiences of our products

Our values


We want your little learners to learn, explore, aspire and flourish in your educational environment, and our values – which we embody in every area of our work – are designed to help us achieve that vision.

Creative Natural Flexible
We’ve meticulously selected every educational product in our extensive range for its ability to inspire. Empowering you to ignite their innate imagination, our products enhance children’s learning through heuristic play. Discovering and exploring real objects helps children make sense of the world around them. Using naturally-sourced materials wherever possible, our products captivate and engage children, enhancing their understanding and enjoyment of learning in the great outdoors. From the fairy houses of Bramblewood  to hand-woven wicker wigwams, treasure troves of pebbles and den building equipment, our unrivalled range of natural products covers all your requirements for outdoor play.