Events

Record numbers attend Childcare Expo London

Childcare Expo London

Thousands of early years practitioners descended upon London Olympia on 3 & 4 March for two days of breaking news, exclusive features and special guests. With a 30% increase in visitor numbers from 2016, exhibitors were welcomed with a surge that did not cease throughout the day. Stands for the show had sold out two weeks in advance, the first time this has happened, filling the room with a variety of resources and services specifically designed for the sector. Inspiring conversations and impressive sales taking place after the show had closed proved that the organisers of Childcare Expo truly outdone themselves this year.

Early Years leaders come together to direct the way

Early Years

Childcare Expo London, taking place at Olympia on 3rd & 4th March will play host to leading names from the industry. With professional seminars running across both days in two separate streams, it provides passionate visitors the unmissable opportunity to learn from the best. 

This year’s seminar programme focuses heavily on the current upheave in the sector to provide vital insight and ideas to take back and implement in their childcare settings. Focus lies on 30 hours free childcare and leadership in order to overcome the current humps that face many early years practitioners today. Caroline Dinenage, MP, will be opening the event and providing a keynote to kick things off on Friday 3rd March.

Cubetto, the smart learning toy that teaches young children ages 3-6 how to code

Cube to playset

School children as young as 3 are now mastering the universal language of coding with the help of a Montessori-inspired wooden robot powered by a coding language you can touch. Cubetto develops STEM skills through hands-on play and has become the coding standard for early years across 92 countries.

Cubetto is an education tool where learners can explore problem-solving, without the fear of failure, and inspires the younger generation to develop coding skills, an important 21st century literacy, essential for future creators, inventors and innovators. 

Caroline Dinenage, Early Years Minister to open Childcare Expo London

Caroline Dinenage

The media has been rife with headlines regarding changes to early years funding, increase in the National living wage along with new staff GSCE requirements over the past few months. With further shake ups to Government representatives and policies, Childcare Expo are delighted to announce that Caroline Dinenage, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years is set to open Childcare Expo London and deliver a keynote on Friday 3 March.*

West Kent College to Host Early Years Conference – 10th February 2017

early years conference

West Kent College is delighted to announce that it is hosting an Early Years Conference on the 10th February next year – an event designed to bring together practitioners, providers, students and those with any interest in teaching or working with children.

The conference will feature interactive workshops, a host of trade stands showcasing useful new resources, and presentations from guest speakers, including the hugely popularinteractive storyteller Vanessa Woolf and Carol Archer, Early Years Advisory teacher from Camden Council, discussing promotion of physical development in limited spaces.

WHAT: Early Years Conference 

WHEN: 10th February 2017, from 9:30am-12:30pm

Calling all pipsqueaks! come and join Pip Ahoy!

Pip Ahoy

For all of you craving for the return of the summer, the good news is that Salty Cove will be making its way to Winter Wonderland Manchester this Christmas!
Pip Ahoy! is thrilled to be back this year at Winter Wonderland Manchester 2016 for its fourth year. The festive extravaganza takes place from Saturday, 10th December 2016 to

Monday, 1st January 2017 at EventCity next to the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester. 

Childcare Expo - It’s more than just an exhibition

Childcare Expo

As an Early Years Practitioner, it’s all about preparation, learning and achieving day to day. At Childcare Expo, you can do all of this in one day. By attending the show dedicated to the early years industry, childcare professionals can save both time and money along with filling up their bags and minds with heaps of useful and inspiring knowledge and tools that they can take straight back to their setting.

The North welcomes Childcare Expo Manchester

In Manchester this month, an event for childcare practitioners will be taking place at EventCity on the 17 & 18 June. The show offers access to 1000s of products and services from big brands to bespoke independent suppliers to try before you buy.  There are also educational seminars for your CPD points, free hands-on workshops to take part in and lots of fantastic features to explore to pick up new ideas for your setting.  With the ongoing pressures of the recent Government announcements of additional ‘free’ childcare, there’s no time like the present for the childcare sector to come together and unite.

Explore Everything Early Years in Manchester

In two months’ time, EventCity will be welcoming early years professionals from across the UK as the doors to Childcare Expo Manchester open for the first time on the 17 & 18 June.

Exhibitors covering all types of products and services will be showcasing their latest innovations at the show for visitors to see and try before you buy. With the opportunity to talk face to face with retailers and find out how and why their resources can help support the individual needs of each childcare business, the event is the perfect opportunity to research new products and services and stock up for your early years setting.


International Women’s Day: Business Advice by Women, for Women

March 8th 2016 marks International Women’s Day, where women around the world and from all walks of life are commended for their achievements and efforts towards equality.

This year, to commemorate the day, dot2dot nursery insurance and its founder and director, Jackie Hyde, are celebrating businesswomen across the country. 

They have spoken to female entrepreneurs from a variety of industries, to bring four pieces of business advice to women, from women who have been there and done it. Read on to discover their keys to success...


Childcare Expo brimming with Imaginative Ideas and Ingenious Products

Over 2,500 early years professionals are expected to visit Olympia London over the 4 & 5 March this year as Childcare Expo returns with another lively and vibrant show packed to the brim with imaginative ideas and ingenious products and services for the childcare community.   Whether you are planning to set up a new nursery, refresh your current setting or just looking to pick up a few ideas and items to add that extra zing, Childcare Expo is a ‘must visit’ event this spring for anyone working within the early years sector.  

Childcare Expo returns to London for March 2016

Early December saw the launch of a brand new website for Childcare Expo, incorporating all three early years’ shows taking place across the UK in 2016. The first of the tri-annual events is set for next March at Olympia and registration for the third edition of this location is now open for early years professionals to book their free entry tickets.

Childcare Expo has been designed to bring the early years community together for two days of exploring inspiring and educational features, picking up fresh ideas and discovering 1000s of products and services from big brands to bespoke independent suppliers.  This March’s event has plenty on offer for visitors to pack into their trip and enjoy a valuable day out.

Hatty Christmas

On Friday 11th December celebrate Hatty Christmas with Blind Children UK. Join in the fun by wearing a Christmas Hat to work or even to your Christmas party. Whether you get festive in a fedora, add baubles to a beanie, or add tinsel to your tiara, wear your Christmas hat on Friday 11 December and help change lives of children living with vision impairment (£2 suggested donation).

Childcare Expo

Returning to Olympia in London for the third year on 4 & 5 March 2016, the show that brings the childcare sector together will host inspiring features including educational seminars and hands-on interactive workshops alongside a variety of exhibitors showcasing 1000s of products and services.

Proudly sponsored by Morton Michel Insurance, the exhibition is free to attend and offers a fantastic opportunity to network with other early year’s professionals in a refreshing and stimulating environment whilst taking advantage of special show offers and competitions.

Childcare Expo London 2016, Venue: Olympia, London, Date: 4 & 5 March 2016, 10am – 4pm