Back in Bolton: Childcare & Education Expo North Returns

18th April 2023 

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Last year, the popular event for early years and primary education professionals Childcare & Education Expo, launched its first show at Bolton Stadium, and will be making an exciting return on 30th June – 1st July 2023.

Based in three locations across the UK, the show celebrates early education, bringing together suppliers, influencers, academics and celebrity guests working within the world of childcare with thousands of:

  • Day Nursery & Pre-school Owners
  • Headteachers & Primary School Teachers
  • Primary Academy & School Senior Managers
  • Nursery Group Executives & Manager
  • Early Years & Primary Consultants
  • Education Practitioners & SENCO
  • Playgroup Providers
  • Childminders & Nannies

What’s On

At the heart of the show, visitors can find an extensive 2-day programme of educational seminars and panel discussions run by exciting names in the industry. Speakers will share their research, innovations and ideas to help educators develop professionally and as an individual.

Session topics will include behaviour, shifting the perception of early education, inspiring young architects through play, the importance of joy, forest school, speech and language, curriculum, pedagogy and more.

Key Speakers Include:

  • Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive at National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
  • Michael Freeston, Director of Quality Improvement for the Early Years Alliance
  • Ben Kingston-Hughes, Author & Managing Director at Inspired Children Ltd
  • Sue Asquith, Early Childhood Consultant
  • Alice Sharp, Early Years Consultant, Author and Trainer
  • Elaine White, Senior Her Majesty’s Inspector at Ofsted
  • Rachael Flesher, Early Years Senior Officer at Ofsted

Free interactive workshops and feature areas will be running alongside the Expo across both days, providing the opportunity for visitors to get hands-on and discover low to no-cost activity ideas that can be implemented within their settings.  Special Guest Ben Faulks AKA ‘Mr Bloom’ from CBeebies, who will be running two free uplifting workshops on stories and play, across both days at the show.

The shopping village and exhibition is where suppliers and associations showcase products, services and offer support to help improve childcare practices and the running of businesses. This year at the Expo discover outdoor play equipment, arts & crafts, books, classroom equipment, software, training services, marketing support, educational resources and more while exploring the exhibition hall.

What Exhibitors Can You Expect at the Show:

  • Community Playthings
  • Early Years Alliance
  • Eduzone
  • Hope
  • NDNA
  • BBC Tiny Happy People
  • YPO
  • And more!

See all the exhibitors at the show by clicking here.

Save the date: Childcare & Education Expo North – Bolton Stadium – 30th June & 1st July 2023

Register for your free ticket by clicking here.

Why attend Childcare & Education Expo?

Join over 2,500 like-minded individuals from the early years & primary sector who are dedicated to improving their practice and their education settings.

Attend educational seminars and panel discussions 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 products, resources, ideas and services

And most of all, enjoy a great day out with your colleagues

100+ exhibitors | 1000s of industry players | 100s of experts