We all know that from little acorns do mighty oaks grow…

What happens when a teacher-mum living in North Lincolnshire encounters a gap in the marketplace for a fun, educational and high-quality times table puzzle to aid children with their numeracy?

You get Edge Ahead!

From a frustrating and fruitless search for an educational children’s toy, to joint finalist for the Made For Mums Toy Awards prize for Best Learning Toy in 2016, ‘Ahead with Times Tables’ jigsaw, we’ve flourished and continue to flourish!

Three years on, our commitment and purpose remain clear: to design and create educational toys and gifts to support the learning needs of Nursery and Primary School children. Our range of products: Ahead with Times Tables, Ahead with Counting and Ahead with Alphabet (Ahead with Science and Discovery coming soon!) ensure that all basic numeracy and literacy skills can be practiced and encouraged at home as well as in the classroom.

Through innovative, stimulating, and enjoyable puzzles, games and accessories, our original and imaginative character-themed products inspire and educate. Eddie, Raj, Will and Sally, our enthusiastic and loveable mascots, (you can meet them all below!) always ensure that learning is an exciting and dynamic experience.

The characters will eventually be fully animated and interactive, acting as online learning aides for children, so watch this space!

We’re unique because all our products:

  • Are hand-cut in England.
  • Made from sustainable materials and sourced in managed forests.
  • Support the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2 Numeracy.
  • Are safely tested and carry the CE mark.

Additionally, all of our puzzles contain self-correcting pieces (a one-fit-only system), so children learn in an uncomplicated and accurate manner.
Pay a visit to our online shop now to browse the wonderful range of educational toys and gifts that we have on offer.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us – we’re always happy to help!

Our mission is to bring innovation to tried and tested traditional educational resources filling gaps in the market for the public and education sector.


Meet the Characters

We have carefully designed our characters for our products!

They are all very interesting, and have a story to tell.

Meet Eddie . . .

Meet Raj . . .

Meet Will . . .

Meet Sally . . .


What our Happy Customers say . . .