Childcare & Education Expo London 2024: Raising the Bar

23rd April 2024

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Last month, Olympia London played host to the largest-ever Childcare & Education Expo, drawing in a remarkable crowd of 3.5k educators, childcare professionals and industry leaders on March 1st and 2nd. This standout event solidified its reputation as the premier early education gathering for networking, learning and discovery. 

Speaker Highlights 

Attendees had the opportunity to meet the renowned children’s author and educator, Michael Rosen. Famous for his book ‘Going on a Bear Hunt,’ Rosen offered book signings, free workshops and a glimpse into the magic of poetry during his seminar. 

The Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme offered attendees invaluable opportunities to enhance their skills and stay ahead of the curve in early years education.  

Speakers such as Sandi Phoenix, Preeti Patel, Alice Sharp, Dr. Mine Conkbayir, and Alistair Bryce-Clegg shared insights, with major players like Ofsted, Montessori Global Education and more providing insider knowledge to elevate the sector.

Reflecting on Success 

What truly made this year’s expo stand out was its commitment to engaging with attendee needs and feedback. Organisers listened and evolved the event with exciting features like the Share & Support Hub, Wellbeing Workshops, Ofsted Advice Corner, and the ‘What’s My Why?’ Wall. Each addition addressed specific challenges within the sector, identified through the event’s integration within the industry.   

The new Share and Support Hub provided a dedicated space for open discussions on sector challenges, fostering networking and idea-sharing. The ‘What’s My Why?’ Wall, a giant interactive art piece for visitors to share their reasons for working in early education, initiated a campaign to address the recruitment crisis in the sector. Keep your eyes peeled for more on this initiative in the future… 

With a record number of exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and resources, the expo buzzed with innovation and inspiration.

Looking Ahead

As the curtain falls on another successful expo, anticipation brews for the next chapter. Plans for the Childcare & Education Expo Midlands in September (27th – 28th 2024) are already underway, with organisers determined to surpass the London event’s success and continue to set the bar high for the industry. 

Find out more and register your interest 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