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Morton Michel

We expertly insure 24,000 childminders and nannies, 9,000 nurseries and pre-schools, and 5,000 out of school clubs and holiday play schemes, as well as numerous other social and voluntary groups connected with childcare. We also have a busy motor, general and commercial department.

The History of Morton Michel

Morton Michel was established in 1964 by David and Kathy Beere. Whilst raising a young family and attending various playgroups (Kathy also began working as a part-time playleader) they realised that it was virtually impossible to obtain insurance because the mixture of toddlers, water, paint and church halls sent shudders down the spines of most insurers!

As David already worked in insurance, the owner of the playgroup approached Kathy for advice. Kathy took the query to David, who then set up a specialised insurance scheme that was specifically tailored to the needs of playgroups.

Morton Michel enjoyed steady growth over the years and as new childcare ventures began, the business expanded to provide cover for them too. Morton Michel was the first company to offer insurance for registered childminders, nannies and many more.

David and Kathy’s children, Nick, Jerry and Samantha, helped out in the office as they were growing up with such tasks as filing, sending out renewal invitations and opening the post. One by one, all three children eventually joined the family firm, each bringing new ideas and contributing to its success in their own ways.

Kathy retired from the firm on her 70th birthday in 2004, and David retired in May 2005, while Nick, Jerry and Samantha remained directors of Morton Michel until 2017, dedicated to continuing the business with the same ethos of hard work and good customer service established by their parents.

Morton Michel Today

On 1st September 2017 Morton Michel Ltd became part of the PIB Group. PIB offers investment in our people, products, processes and online services to ensure that the business can continue to meet all the challenges of the ever changing childcare and insurance industries.

We continue to provide specialist childcare insurance solutions with a professional and friendly approach delivered by our expert team from our offices in Croydon and have now been doing this for over 53 years!

We have seen many changes since 1964, but some things never change - such as Morton Michel’s integrity and reliability. Insurance is a dynamic and highly competitive sector, and we are proud to have gained a reputation as one of the UK's leading childcare insurance specialist, offering a wide range of insurance policies both to individuals and business clients. This was recognised in 2016 when we won Specialist Broker of the Year 2016 at the Commercial Insurance Awards!

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Morton Michel Limited

Morton Michel has a successful range of stationery products to help you run your childcare business effectively. The Complete Online Childminder Organiser, contracts, business forms and daily diaries can be found here.

Morton Michel Ltd is registered in England and Wales No. 5120835. Registered Office Rossington's Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, DN22 7SW. Morton Michel Ltd. VAT Registered Number: 249 7853 50. All correspondence for Morton Michel Limited should be addressed to Alhambra House, 9 St Michaels Road, Croydon CR9 3DD.

Morton Michel is registered under the Data Protection Act.

020 8603 0900

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Fantastic benefits and discounts for Morton Michel policyholders

Great reasons to insure with Morton Michel

Over 50 years’ experience in childcare insurance

Market leaders in childcare insurance

Family run friendly business

Easy to arrange insurance cover – online quotations available

No call centre, just personal and honest service

Helplines for legal advice, tax and counselling services available 24 hrs a day 7 days a week

Quick and efficient response to any queries and claims

Automatic entry to the Morton Michel ChildCare Club giving you and your staff access to exclusive benefits and discounts

For all your business stationery needs to run your childcare setting effectively