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Whytehouse, Haverhill Road, Helions Bumpstead, Essex, CB9 7AG
Wise Old Bear in Helions Bumpstead, Essex, is an online shop selling a wide range of learning games and teaching aids for children. They also have lots of classroom essentials along with a huge selection of puppets for children.
The shop is a family-run business based on the Essex/Suffolk borders. Wise Old Bear specialises in quality, proven games, teaching resources and puppets, stocking products from many leading manufacturers. Some of these include The Puppet Company, Fiesta Crafts, ZooBooKoo and Tangle, as well as Learning Resources and Jofli. They also have their own branded product such as the Homework kits.
Wise Old Bear has two traditional retail sites - one in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and the other in Saffron Walden, Essex. These shops are invaluable in giving customers a 'hands-on' experience with expert and knowledgeable staff available to give advice. The business takes pride in offering all their customers clear and precise product information, with telephone support available.
The online store has categories including children's puppets, literacy, numeracy and PSHE plus science & geography. They also have product specific categories such as Jofli bears, homework bags and classroom essentials.
Supporting children's learning is at the forefront of Wise Old Bear's ethos with all products carefully chosen to bolster a child's school work at home or within a classroom environment. The emphasis is always on being fun. Alongside the shop, the website features a resources centre with useful guides to help parents understand how certain subjects are currently being taught in schools. These are downloadable resources to print and use. This business accepts payments from all major credit cards as well as PayPal.