Early Years Sector Events

Here's where you'll find details of childcare sector events including conferences, workshops and exhibitions for early years childcare professionals. 

NDNA Conference 2018

Venue: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Date: Friday 22 June 2018
Email: conference@ndna.org.uk
Contact Number: 01484 407070

To mark 20 years of NDNA we have slashed ticket prices and are giving you a fantastic choice of speakers at our 2018 conference taking place on 22 June 2018 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry. 

We're once again offering both a leadership stream and a practice stream. Both streams will join together for an inspirational session with early years’ favourite Alistair Bryce-Clegg too! 

Attendees will also hear from Channel 4’s Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Year-Olds' on-screen scientist Dr Sam Wass on how stress affects concentration and learning capabilities during childhood, small business guru Daniel Priestley with a social media and marketing session, Kate Hookham, Co-ordinator of Living Classrooms at Mindstretchersand many more. Click here to view the full line up.

Early bird prices:

Save 30% with our early bird offer – expires 30 April.
  • Leadership stream just £150 (including VAT)
  • Practice stream just £99 (including VAT) 
  • Book two leadership places and get one practice place FREE.
To book: call us on 01484 407070, email conference@ndna.org.uk. Online booking coming soon.

Raising Standards in Early Years Provision and Care

Venue: Central London 
Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018 
Website: http://www.insidegovernment.co.uk/early-years-provision/ 
Email: enquiries@insidegovernment.co.uk
Contact Number: 0203 770 6580

Learn lessons from the pilot areas and Early Innovators who have been trialling, and researching the implications of, the extended hours offer for early years care. 

Join sector leaders as they explain how these experiences will influence the national implementation of the 30 hours free childcare.

Participants will also hear about how the new funding formula will work alongside these changes, and explore how the new inspection process will affect the standards they must adhere to.

Key Speakers Confirmed:
Lee Owston HMI, Specialist Adviser, Early Education, Ofsted
Purnima Tanuku, CEO, National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
Ivana La Valle, Co-Author, Evaluation of Early Rollout of 30 Hours Free Childcare and Research Consultant and Visiting Scholar, University of East London

Exclusive 20% discount to NDNA members: Call 0203 770 6580 quoting reference IGNDNA20

Childcare Expo London 2018

Venue: Olympia, London
Date: 2 Mar – 3 Mar 2018, 10am – 4pm
Website: www.childcareexpo.co.uk
Email: info@childcareexpo.co.uk
Contact Number: 01425 838393
Childcare Expo is returning once again to Olympia in London on 2nd – 3rd March.

The inspiring and educational event for the early years community is returning to Olympia London in Spring 2018. Childcare Expo London is a popular show for all those working in the early years sector, from nursery to primary and everything in between.

Are you looking to top up your CPD? Source new play equipment? Discover new ways to engage and interact? Network with the outstanding community and receive support? The show has been adapted to the needs of the visitors following the overwhelming response from previous shows over the past eight years for best practice in childcare, EYFS and early years education.

This year we are delighted to announce that childhood legend Dave Benson Phillips will be in attendance on opening day Friday 2nd March with his popular Makaton workshop. The much loved Twinkl will also be present for two days of crafty activities and support staff with their Twinkl Inspiration Zone.
What can you do at Childcare Expo London?

Attend educational seminars to credit your CPD
Meet the experts to have your questions answered
Receive fantastic onsite offers and discounts 
Experience expert-led informative hands-on workshops 
Network with peers and industry players
Pick up hundreds of new product ideas and services
And most of all, enjoy a great day out with your colleagues

The ever-changing environment within the childcare industry requires shows just like this to offer advice and support to the dedicated workers in the sector. The event promises to present its visitors with a host of resources, inspiration and most of all motivation to take back to their early years settings and to continually help them develop both personally and professionally.

For more information or to register for your FREE tickets please visit www.childcareexpo.co.uk or call 01425 838393.