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Messy play, Forest Schools, bespoke products and PACEY at the ChildcareExpo!

The show that brings the early years community together is back at Olympia London this March on the 4th & 5th, what’s more it’s completely free to attend!

Childcare Expo will be packed with inspiring and educational features for childcare professionals to pick up fresh ideas and discover 1000s of products and services from big brands to bespoke independent suppliers.

Something for everyone

For those looking to build on their skills and knowledge, add to their CPD or just get some extra inspiration, the educational seminar programme offers the latest early years updates from sector leaders.

Sessions cover a wide variety of topics from looking at strategies to support children with SEND, to ideas to help children develop key language and communication skills and how to apply the forest school ethos in urban settings.   

Superheroes to the Rescue

Plus, don’t miss PACEY’s Julia Sudbury’s workshop on superhero play at 2.30-3.30pm on Saturday 5th March.

This practical workshop aims to dispel the myths around superhero play and investigates how it can be used to aid children’s physical and emotional development.  It looks at the reasons why children enjoy superhero play, explains the benefits to their learning and development and helps you tackle some of the challenges associated with superhero play. This action-packed workshop will give you lots of practical ideas for how to incorporate superhero play into your setting.

There’s also the opportunity to join in with hands-on workshops including ‘Sensational Messy Fun’, ‘Multi–Sensory Yoga Inspired Activities’, ‘Harnessing the Outdoors to Boost Child Development’ and ‘Having Fun with Phonics in the Early Years’. These fun sessions will give visitors some new ideas that they can take away to try in their own settings.

Come visit our stand

Fancy a chat and a cake or two? We’ll be setting up shop with our very own stand B3 at ChildcareExpo. Come say hello! Browse our products, discover the benefits of PACEY membership and try a shot at our fun interactive game!

New to the show for 2016, the Wild Place to Play is an engaging and interactive zone created by The Childcare Company which combines teacher led resourcing with child led activities. Visitors can pick up some wild ideas for activities including open ended questioning and extension activities as they explore the imaginative areas within this creative zone.

For more information about the exhibition and to register for your free tickets, visit