Early Years and Childcare Sector Events

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

FREE Early Years Business Zone Regional Surgeries (England-only)

Dates: 6 - 27 June
How to book:
Book here

NDNA is running a series of FREE online and face to face surgery events to support you in using the free Early Years Business Zone tools:

  • Staff Cost Calculator - Determine the most effective methods of deploying staff based on staff qualifications and occupancy levels
  • Business Appraisals - A series of in-depth questions that analyse a settings’ business strengths and weaknesses and makes recommendations
  • Financial Management - Understand your setting costs, find savings, make accurate forecasts and plan for the future.

Find out more and book your place.

Childcare Expo Manchester 2018

Venue: EventCity, Manchester 
Date: 15 & 16 June 2018, 10am – 4pm
Website: www.childcareexpo.co.uk  
Email: info@childcareexpo.co.uk  
Contact Number: 01425 838393

The inspiring and educational event for the early years community is returning to EventCity, Manchester this Summer. Childcare Expo Manchester 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 three years for best practice in childcare, EYFS and early years education.

This year, we are delighted to welcome back to the stage Alistair Bryce-Clegg with his seminar ‘A World of Endless Possibilities.” Alistair will be talking about how an environment built around children’s interests can have a significant impact on wellbeing and progress. This is guaranteed to sell out so book your early bird tickets today. 

Childcare Expo Manchester brings with it two brand new feature areas. Your Business Café provides visitors with support and advice around running a setting while enjoying free refreshments. The Health & Wellbeing Zone is the chance to explore this vital topic through discussions and workshops.

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 please visit www.childcareexpo.co.uk or call 01425 838393.

​Register for your FREE tickets here

NDNA Nursery Conference 2018

NDNA Conference 2017 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 Mindstretchers and many more. View the full line up here.


  • Leadership stream just £185 (including VAT) for members
  • Practice stream just £125 (including VAT) for members
  • Book two leadership places and get one practice place FREE.
Book online here