Creative Steps is published quarterly and is available on subscription to parents & grandparents, childminders & nannies, primary school teachers, nursery teachers, SENCOs, play groups/Children’s Centres, Guide/Scout leaders, home educators, extended day and holiday club organisers – in fact, anyone who is looking for great craft projects and creative activities to make and do with children under 12 years old.

Available in both print and digital online editions, the total combined readership is currently around 35,000 – predominantly to the UK early years childcare and education sector. Creative Steps is also now available in Hobbycraft, WHSmiths & selected newsagents around the UK.

To reach this vast market in the UK’s only magazine for adults providing crafting project ideas specifically for children, contact us now to reserve your advertising space.

2018 Advertising rates

Please email for the latest media information and rates.

Published: March – June – September – December

Display Advertising Number of insertions
1 4
Full page £745 £595
Half page £400 £320
Quarter page £215 £175
Covers £820 £665
Advertising Agency Commission 10%. All rates shown net of VAT
From £55 per 1000 (price on application dependent on weight)


Banner ads: Spot ads available – price on application.

Web stats: is currently receiving around 80,000 unique visitors per year, with more than 2 million hits.

E Newsletter Sponsorship/ Ads

Each month Creative Steps distributes around 60,000 email newsletters to Childminders, Early Years Professionals, Nursery & Primary Schools. Banner ads and sponsorship opportunities available – prices on application.

Mechanical Data
Format A4
Trim size 297 x 210mm
Bleed 303 x 216mm
Type area 270 x 188mm
1/2 page 135x188mm (h) or 270 x 90mm (v)
1/4 page 135 x 90mm

Production Specifications

Advertisement copy required as a digital file, ideally as a press ready PDF with fonts embedded, at a minimum resolution of 300dpi, CMYK and sized to the dimensions above.

Please send large files using or similar

Production Note: Other file formats may be acceptable – please check prior to sending.

For further details, please contact: John Hopley, Bubbles Publishing Ltd., PO Box 111, Ashford, Kent, UK. TN23 9DX Tel: 01233 503055  Email:

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