Child using NZK

Night Zookeeper is a children’s education company with a BAFTA-nominated website,, a series of adventure books with Oxford University Press, and an animated show on Sky TV.


Night Zookeeper was founded in 2011 by Joshua Davidson and Paul Hutson. Their ambition was to put creativity at the heart of education and turn children into digital creators of content, rather than merely consumers of it. They wanted to use storytelling and technology to develop the ability of children to imagine and create, as well as improve literacy skills.

What started as a school project where children were asked to imagine and create a magical animal that no one had ever seen before, evolved into an educational website used in over 5,000 schools and more than 40 countries.

Loved and recommended by teachers around the world, Night Zookeeper has now launched a digital offering direct to parents. Their aim is to give all children the chance to experience becoming a Night Zookeeper!

Word Games

The website provides thousands of literacy games and lessons designed to motivate and excite children to learn, whilst developing their writing ability and creative thinking skills.

The more new words they learn and stories they write, the more points they win in a global league table with children from around the world.

Importantly, Night Zookeeper’s team of educators check all the work children produce and provide quick and effective personalised feedback to help them achieve their writing goals.

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Night Zookeeper is offering Clapham Mums a special 20% discount on a subscription to the website. When signing up to the 7-day free trial, parents can simply apply the coupon code: clapham

Sign up here:

NZK Workshop

Night Zookeeper also offer real-life creative writing workshops for children at their base in the heart of Soho, London.

With a curriculum designed by Education Director Paul Hutson and the children’s author Joshua Davidson, children are taken through fun and creative writing challenges. These carefully planned activities give children confidence in their writing skills and help them to acquire new vocabulary.

The Night Zookeeper team work closely with all children to share tips on creative writing and how they came up with the stories and characters that are now part of an animated TV show on Sky TV!

For details of upcoming workshops, please check our Hoop homepage:

Night Zookeeper love hearing from parents. Do send them an email at if you have any questions about the website, the workshops, or how they look after a Night Zoo!




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