Now in its 4th year, Childcare Expo will
be back at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 27 and 28 September for
another spectacular exhibition for the early years, childcare and
nursery sector. Packed full of fantastic features, here are
just 6 reasons to take a trip to this year’s show.
10 educational and information seminars will
be running throughout the two day event giving all those in this
constantly developing sector current updates and ideas to help them
keep ahead. Speakers include Anand Shukla, Chief Executive of
Family and Childcare Trust who will be focusing on Early Years
Policy Updates. Head of Early Years at 4Children, Sue Robb, will
present a seminar on ‘Quality Counts’ and there will also be
representatives from Ofsted and the NDNA. On Saturday 28 September,
PACEY's Chief Executive, Liz Bayram, will be delivering a seminar -
Childcare, Not Just a Job.
Visitors can get stuck in with the free hands
on workshops provided at the Expo. These interactive sessions
are designed to give practitioners some fresh ideas to take back to
their settings and have some fun while learning! The workshops
will be presented by early year’s professionals including Ginny
Morris & Nicky Simmons from Morris & Simmons Education with
their workshop ‘Let’s Get Physical and Learn to Write’. There
will also be the chance to get messy during ‘The Magic of Mud
Kitchens’ workshop from Liz Knowles at Muddy Faces.
Services and resources
With 1000s of products to explore from hosts
early year’s exhibitors, the perfect resources are just waiting to
be discovered! Meet with current suppliers to find out what’s
new in their range and connect with new companies to see how they
can help you develop and improve your setting. The Expo is the
perfect way to get to know the faces behind the brands and see
products specifically designed for the childcare sector all in one
place. Don't forget to come and meet PACEY at stand C32, so stop
and say hi!
Story time bought to life
Discover enchanted lands far, far away. TTS
will be bringing traditional and familiar stories to life in their
Story Time Feature Area. Visit Goldilocks and the Three Bears,
trip-trap over the wooden bridge or huff and puff at the Little
Pigs’ houses. Each area is brimming with ideas for learning
opportunities for you to try out in your own setting. Pick up some
handy hints and tips and enjoy.
Grab a bargain
Exhibitors at the Expo have lots of special
offers and discounts lined up for visitors to grab a great deal on
the day. During the event there will also be competitions to
take part in with fantastic prizes such as an Arts & Craft
Hamper from MCW Consulting Associates packed with over £100 worth
of goodies to win.
Catch up with a Cuppa
Take advantage of the networking areas and
have a cuppa with current contacts and new associates. The
relaxed atmosphere of the Expo is the perfect place to catch up on
the latest thoughts and news in the industry.
Entry into event is free and seminars
cost £9 + VAT per session when booked in advance and £15 inc. VAT
when purchased at the show. Find out more about Childcare Expo and
register for your free ticket, just visit www.childcareexpo.co.uk
or call 01425 838393.