There has been intermittent coverage surrounding the lack of children with disabilities in fiction and media, generally. At Clever Tykes, we are passionate that every child, regardless of their background, grows up believing they are capable of anything and achieving their goals. For release Code-it Cody shows...

Tommie Rose became just about the UK's most (in)famous entrepreneur last week with the breaking news that he'd amassed some £14,000 by selling sweets at Buile Hill High School in Salford before being promptly suspended. Naturally, this caught the eye of the Clever Tykes teams...

Clever Tykes fought its way through a crowd of 1000 other entrants to make it to the Pitch final 2014 where only 20 fully trading companies remained. The Pitch 2014 involved a bootcamp phase for the first time and Ben had pitched against 49 other business in the London heat to make it to the grand final. The final posed a fresh challenge after only having to complete 90 second pitches at the bootcamps, contestants had 3 minutes to deliver their pitches along with the optional use of props and slides. The panel of four judges also had the opportunity to ask questions to each of them. The Pitch 2014 The final of the Pitch 2014 was held at the event's birthplace in Bristol where contestants had travelled the length and breadth of the UK including businesses from Edinburgh, Newquay, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Bristol itself.
Clever Tykes is incredibly passionate about enterprise education and has carried out extensive research to determine exactly what enterprise in primary schools looks like in today's society. Why is it that, even though enterprise is not statutory at the primary level, some schools regard it as an incredibly important part of their curriculum? Given that there is no requirement of primary school to adopt enterprise, it's understandable that the quality and quantity of primary enterprise education varies massively from school to school and between local education authorities. The common theme in schools with a good standard of enterprise education is a proactive and forward-thinking headteacher. Headteachers have the power to adopt and implement enterprise if they are passionate about developing certain skills and attitudes in their pupils - the old adage, where there' a will; there's a way rings true.

Social mobility or, rather, social immobility is a prevalent issue in many societies and the UK is no exception. There are many viewpoints on exactly what causes social immobility and even more on exactly how it should be tackled. The ability to be enterprising and...

We all love Christmas, there's no hiding it. The time of year when nothing else seems to matter and all is right with the world. Wouldn't it be great to have all the positives of Christmas without all the hassle that comes before it? We can only dream! But we're confident we've got something that will help you out just that little bit at Christmas time - the perfect gift for children ages 6-9. So, if you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your kids or some you know, consider the gift of success! (I know that's really cheesy, but that's what Christmas is all about, right?)

In the bid to inspire entrepreneurship and promote enterprise education, we must be clear about the difference between enterprise and profiteering. Society would be forgiven for confusing the two given the existing TV shows and enterprise schemes which exists, as well as the common idea...

I've come across some great pieces of research discussing corporate social responsibility (CSR) in a range of business sizes and types. Businesses' commitment to their sustainability and CSR is has been important for a long time in the corporate world but now it seems more...

We all want the best for our kids. In this fast-paced society, the next generation needs to grow up with the skills and mindset required to be successful, whatever life throws at them. Understanding businesses and how they work is a great starting point so looking for children's books about business is a very wise move. We're often asked if, in simple terms, the Clever Tykes stories are 'business books for kids'. Whilst this description provides a reasonable idea about the series, it ultimately sells the concept rather short. 'Business books for kids' implies quite a clinical approach to teaching children about 'business', which all too often is confused with profiteering. Here at Clever Tykes, we're very conscious that being enterprising is not about learning the mechanics and technicalities of starting a business and turning a profit. Being enterprising relates far more to attitude and characteristics, especially when we're growing up and in no real danger of setting up an actual business.
Enterprise education in not on the primary curriculum in the UK. This is why so many primary schools are choosing to adopt after school enterprise clubs to offer the opportunity for some students to learn important skills. After school clubs are a great way of helping children learn in an environment which is supervised but more relaxed than a formal classroom environment and serve a number of purposes for parents and the school. So why should schools adopt an after school enterprise club?

A beautifully written testimony from one of Clever Tykes' happy customers:   The summer has begun! And by summer, I mean, I have the kids all day every day. As a parent, this happy time is defined by the continual presence of your delightful offspring and it's time...

Clever Tykes believe that everyone, regardless of their upbringing, should grow up with the opportunity to have a career they love. We know that we're not alone. We inspire children to be high-achieving, whatever the career they choose, through the use of positive entrepreneurial role models in storybooks. We know that there are organisations out there would would like to help us. That's why we have developed a CSR programme in Birmingham for local organisations to be involved with.

We are very pleased to announce that Clever Tykes has been featured in Lord Young's report 'Enterprise for All', as a recommendation to primary schools! Clever Tykes features as a case study in the Prime Minister's enterprise advisor's report and we're hoping that schools take...

With the increasing emphasis on enterprise education, particularly at a primary level, some teachers’ ability to deliver this content might be called into question. Some argue that entrepreneurship cannot be taught by someone who has no experience of running a business, but is that unfair? Some teachers have never left the education system. The route through school, university, and a PGCE is familiar, with many teachers embarking on their careers in their early 20s. Furthermore, people in mainstream education grow up around teachers and understand the role of a teacher perhaps better than any other profession.

Say hello to Change-it Cho, the star of the third book in the Clever Tykes series! Cho is a passionate social entrepreneur and makes for a brilliant positive entrepreneurial role model who we're sure you'll love and will inspire your children to achieve great things. What...

We recently went to number 10 Downing Street to talk to Lord Young about enterprise education. Here is some coverage of our visit in HEM Life, a Birmingham newspaper. ...

The original article on entrepreneurial kids was written by Maggie Lord and is featured on entrepreneur.com. It can be found here. Note - the Clever Tykes books are not trying to create an influx of child entrepreneurs. They are simply teaching children to look for opportunities...

Without getting too deep into the politics of developing an effective curriculum and whether or not we should be embracing technology in schools, I'd like to share some thoughts. The rapid development of technology and its uptake by everyone, including children, causes a number of...

Evidence shows that parental self-employment has a positive influence on their offspring's subsequent choice of self-employment as a career. But what about other forms of influence? Is there any evidence for the effect of story bound entrepreneurial role models? Well, yes, there is! We found a...