Educator's Resource & Toy Emporium

Educator's Resource and Toy Emporium

In 2015 at a small pop up market at a family day care open house, we had an idea. We LOVED meeting customers and displaying our products. We loved talking about our business and the beautiful brands we had to offer.
The idea was a toy and education market: a place where we could be joined by other small and micro businesses. As a micro business ourselves, we LOVE supporting others.
There were plenty of conferences and expos and kid's markets, but what the world lacked was what we had to offer. So we set about making this vision a reality. We joined forces with Sandi from Phoenix Support for Educators and put on a conference and market. 
Over the years we've held our market originally at funky hotels and in 2018 we  moved to a larger location in Marrickville. 

The 2022 Educator's Resource & Toy Emporium in Marrickville Sydney 

  • Addison Road Community Centre: Gumbramorra Hall 142 Addison Rd Marrickville, NSW 2204
  • FREE Tickets available HERE.
  • If you are a small business and would like to apply for a stall, please click HERE.

We will be exercising COVID-19 safe principles. Attendees will be required to sign in digitally using their e-tickets and hand disinfectant will be available. 

ESRE Education Emporium

The Educator's Symposium & Resource Emporium is bringing you The Educator's Emporium - Sydney. This amazing event is your chance to find beautiful quality toys and resources for playing and teaching and learning—all in the one location.

Our event is perfect for everyone with children in their lives:

  • Educators and Teachers 
  • Early Education and Care Services
  • Primary Schools
  • Homeschool
  • Out of School Hours Care and Vacation Care services
  • Family Day Care 
  • Playgroups 
  • Families

This free market is open to the public. A hall full of small-business-goodness all coming together in the one space creating a unique-emporium-community.

Our confirmed pop-up-shops are:

  • Sticks & Stones Education
  • Phoenix Support for Educators
  • The Phoenix Cups
  • Reflections of an Educator (formerly ESRE Publications)
  • Needle + Felt
  • Fingadingadoo
  • Play Discover Learn
  • JustRead
  • Education National
  • Pallet Play
  • Multiverse
  • The Pixie Patch 
  • Explore Nook 
  • 5 Little Bears TBC
  • Reverse Garbage TBC
        with more stall holders to be announced!

early childhood education market

This is your opportunity to purchase:

  • hand-made felt stories
  • wooden blocks
  • dolls houses
  • hand felted toys
  • finger puppets
  • fairy dolls and fairy houses
  • animal figurines
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island resources and toys
  • soft furnishings
  • busy-books
  • loose parts
  • play sets
  • small world play sets
  • puzzles and craft resources
  • games
  • baskets
  • children's and teacher's books
  • CDs, big books
  • climbing equipment
  • mud kitchens
  • large wooden scales
  • professional teachers books ...
  • professional development support

This event is perfect for educators from all service types: family day care, long day care, preschool, first years of school and primary aged children, families, services owners, play groups… EVERYONE.

Tickets are FREE.

ESRE market stall

Key Features:
- A curated selection of toy, resource and education stalls and services
- Perfect for educators and families searching for unique quality products related to children, education and learning.
- Touch and feel and try before you buy.
- Meet the faces behind your favourite small businesses.
- Families can purchase gifts for the children in their lives—get ready for the gift giving season and take advantage of specials.


educators market wooden resources

Come and join us and our pop-up shops.

Along with our amazing stall holders we also organise refreshments for the day. We'd love for you to love the environment and bring along a keeper cup. 

    So get your free ticket so we know to expect you AND so we can keep you updated on our newest amazing vendors.

    This event is brought to you by Sticks & Stones Education and in 2022 we will be rebranding so stay tuned! 


    wooden and felt resources and toys

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

    No. EVERYONE is welcome! We are a totally family friendly event. If fact many of our small businesses are also early childhood educators and teachers. So please bring along your littles. 

    What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    You can attend the event via public transport:

    Parking is available onsite, but it may be limited due to the popularity of the event. There is plenty of street parking available.

    How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

    Shoot me an email at and we will get back to you as soon as we can. And by we, I mean I since I'm a one woman show!