|Headquarters||Milnathort, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom|
ToyGuard works exclusively within the professional childcare sector within the UK. It was spun out of a specialist cleaning company ER Environmental, based near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. In 2006, ER Environmental was tasked to decontaminate a nursery on the grounds of Lauder College, Dunfermline, which had been infected with E. Coli. At the time this was national news and headlined the BBC 6 o'clock news nationally at the time. The cause of the outbreak was never identified however the NHS report on the outbreak praised both the nursery and ER Environmental Services with the way in which the outbreak was dealt with and all traces removed.
ToyGuard was created by Iain Stewart as a specialist one stop shop and has developed a range of products and services all specific to Hygiene, Health and Safety within the sector. ToyGuard HQ relocated to Scotland in January 2009 shortly after winning a major contract with Careshare Nurseries. Iain Stewart has written several articles for trade press including Nursery World, Nursery Management Today, Indoor Play Magazine and is the residential hygiene expert on www.bestbear.co.uk
ToyGuard has become a major supplier within the sector after launching an online shop in October 2009 - ToyGuard Express and was a founder exhibitor within the Childcare Expo. In order to continue providing local support networks for Nurseries, ToyGuard has created a franchise model which was launched in February 2011.
ToyGuard also own and have launched NappyApp which saw sales soar after being featured on This Morning with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. Nappy App is the first national baby changing facility finder in the UK.
- News, BBC (12 June 2006). "Children return to E.coli nursery". BBC News. Retrieved 14 April 2011.