Six Years Strong

20th August 2015

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Visitors enjoying the products on offerThis autumn marks the 6th year for Childcare Expo at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. The event that has become a staple within early years professionals calendars, once again invites all those working within the childcare and nursery sector on the 25 & 26 September. The exhibition creates the perfect opportunity for attendees to source new products and services for their settings whilst making the most of their day out with additional features including educational seminars and interactive workshops.

For those looking to update their knowledge, this September’s seminars will be covering a wide variety of topics to enthuse all those working within childcare. Pre-school Learning Alliance’s Michael Freeston will look at the key changes to inspections for early years providers from September 2015 and considers what the implications are for practitioners in his session ‘Preparing for Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework’. Jo Baranek from the NDNA’s seminar ‘Brave Boys’ will explore the gender gap in achievement and why we may need to support boys; while Jeremy Clark from Montessori Centre International will explore the ideas behind children as leaders of their own learning on the Friday afternoon.

New to the event this year, the Snap and Share Zone will prompt visitors to strike a pose and share their thoughts and ideas on the early years sector via social media using their smart phones. With entertaining props and message boards, attendees can have some fun while sharing tips and opinions via their favourite social platforms.

For the third year running, there will also be an exclusive VIP Early Years Breakfast Summit taking place on the Friday morning before the show opens. The summit brings together nursery chain owners, executives and directors to discuss hot topics they are currently facing within their settings and share ideas for future development of the sector.