Another year – another Childcare Expo by Sarah Neville
21st June 2017
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Another year – another Childcare Expo comes and goes – and with it comes another opportunity to reflect on what I learned from the show and how it will impact on my practice in the weeks and months to come. I was honoured this year to be invited to Childcare Expo as a Brand Ambassador! It made me feel very special and I enjoyed chatting to Emma from Broadway Events about the Expo and future plans for blogs and articles.
I attended a seminar this year presented by Di Chilvers from ‘Watch me grow’ consultancy. As an early years trainer myself it is great to go and listen to someone else present on a subject that has long been one of my favourites (assessing children’s learning) and find she is saying exactly the same things as me! I have come away inspired to focus more on this subject during future webinars and training sessions I present… lucky participants!
The stalls and stands around the room were interesting too and it was good to catch up with friends old and newer. I stopped for a chat with Pre-School Learning Alliance and introduced myself (I have recently signed up as one of their trainers) and I was excited to spot some new posters for our garden at a reduced price – did I really say I wasn’t going to spend any money this year? Silly me!
I think my favourite stalls were the healthy eating ones: gathering leaflets for our families so they can promote healthy eating at home and getting some new menu ideas for the future. I also have a long ‘wish list’ now – things I didn’t really think I should buy at the show but I will come back and look at again when I have some budget for resources.
Thank you to Broadway Events for inviting me to Childcare Expo Manchester 2017 and to the exhibitors for making it a worthwhile visit! I am already looking forward to the show next year which I am sure will be bigger and brighter than ever.
Click here to register for your free tickets to attend Childcare Expo Midlands on 29th & 30th September 2017.
Why attend Childcare Expo?
Join over 2,500 like-minded individuals from the early years sector who are dedicated to improving both practice and their childcare settings.
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