About Us

Talking Turtle was started by two friends – Catherine and Dennis. Catherine, an educator since 1982, opened her first nursery in 1989, and has never looked back. As the years went by the importance of play and ‘toys’ fluctuated and this reinforced Catherine's passion for play in children’s lives. Eventually it became time to do something about this and so the idea of starting her own supply company began.

It wasn’t until Catherine expressed her ideas to friend Dennis, a retail and trade business owner, that Talking Turtle was born. Dennis, a Grandad to four young children, shared Catherine’s passionate views on early years education, and his experience, distribution network, and warehouse facilities provided the perfect behind the scenes setup for Talking Turtle.

Join over 1500+ happy early years providers who trust us for their early years resources. At Talking Turtle, our main goal is to bring excitement, play and interest into the lives of children. Our second goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to order from us. Fair pricing, fast and free delivery options, and a variety of payment options – all delivered on our slick, modern website that’s jam packed with full product descriptions, high resolution photographs and product videos. Our unique "hardness scale" allows you to make an informed decision on how appropriate our products are for every room in your setting or home.

Our company is new, but our aspirations are big. We will bring new products, toys and equipment to the market, and deliver it with impeccable customer service.