Nursery Manager Show

Welcome to Childcare & Education Expo, your premier destination for all things related to early years education in the UK. We are passionate about nurturing the future generation, and our commitment to excellence has made us the UK’s largest event for early years education. 

Our mission is to provide a dynamic space where professionals can explore innovative products, stay updated on the latest policies, and network with peers and experts in the field. 

We take pride in curating a rich experience for our attendees. Our events feature hundreds of leading brands, top-notch professional speakers, and a wide range of seminars, workshops, and services tailored to the needs of nursery managers and educators. 

With 35 successful events since 2010, we have earned our reputation as the trusted source for enhancing professional development in early years education. For more information and to join our community of passionate educators, feel free to contact us at 01425 838 393.


The Number One Host of National Nursery Managers Show

Welcome to the heart of early years education – our Nursery Manager Shows. These events are the pinnacle of our commitment to excellence in the childcare and education sector. Imagine a dynamic environment where passionate nursery managers gather to exchange ideas, discover innovative products, and engage with industry experts. 

Picture yourself immersed in lively discussions about the latest policy changes and best practices, or networking with peers who share your dedication to nurturing young minds. At our shows, you’ll find a thriving community of professionals eager to enhance their knowledge and drive positive change in early years education. 

So, why wait? Join us at one of our upcoming Nursery Manager Shows and be part of a movement that’s shaping the future of childcare and education. Your journey to professional growth starts here. 

Attend One of the Top Educational Events of the Year

Our Nursery Manager Shows are designed to cater to a diverse audience within the childcare and education sector. These events are open to anyone who shares a passion for early years education and seeks to enhance their knowledge, network with peers, and explore the latest innovations in the field. Here’s a comprehensive list of who can attend: 

  • Nursery Managers: These shows are tailored to address the specific needs and challenges faced by nursery managers, making them an ideal platform for those in leadership roles. 
  • Early Years Educators: Whether you’re a practitioner, teacher, or supervisor, our events provide valuable insights and resources to enrich your teaching methods and strategies. 
  • Childcare Providers: Owners and operators of childcare centres and nurseries can benefit from our shows by discovering new policies, services, and products that can improve their offerings. 
  • Educational Leaders: Headteachers, deputy headteachers, and educational leaders can gain a deeper understanding of early years education trends and practices. 
  • Policy Makers: Professionals involved in shaping policies related to childcare and education can stay informed about the latest developments and gather input from industry experts. 
  • Students and Trainees: Aspiring educators and students pursuing qualifications in early years education can attend to learn from experienced practitioners and experts. 
  • Suppliers and Brands: Companies offering products and services relevant to early years education can showcase their offerings and connect with potential clients and partners. 
  • Educational Consultants: Individuals providing consultancy services in the childcare and education sector can expand their knowledge base and network with potential clients. 
  • Government Representatives: Officials involved in overseeing early years education policy and regulatory decision making can gain valuable insights and connect with stakeholders. 
  • Parents: Parents interested in staying informed about the latest trends and best practices in early years education can attend to make informed decisions about their child’s education. 

Our Nursery Manager Shows are inclusive, welcoming professionals and stakeholders from various backgrounds, all sharing a common goal of ensuring the best possible start in education for young children. 

Here’s What’s in Store When You Attend One of Our Educational Events

When you attend one of our Nursery Manager Shows, you can expect an enriching and immersive experience that caters to your professional growth and personal development in the early years education sector. Here’s a breakdown of what you can anticipate: 

  • CPD Seminars and Panel Sessions: Engage in thought-provoking discussions led by experts in the field. Our CPD seminars and panel sessions cover a wide range of topics, from policy updates to innovative teaching methods. 
  • Interactive Feature Areas: Explore interactive feature areas designed to showcase the latest products, services, and technologies relevant to early years education. Get hands-on experience and discover solutions that can benefit your childcare setting. 
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships within the early years education community. Our events provide the perfect platform for networking with peers and industry experts. 
  • Personal and Professional Development: Enhance your skills and knowledge to excel in your role as a nursery manager or educator. Our shows offer opportunities for continuous learning and growth. 
  • Education Experts and Special Guests: Gain insights from renowned education experts and special guests who share their expertise and perspectives on the evolving landscape of early years education. 
  • Offers, Special Discounts, and Competitions: Take advantage of exclusive offers, special discounts on products and services, and participate in exciting competitions with valuable prizes. 
  • Hands-on Free Interactive Workshops: Participate in practical workshops that allow you to acquire new teaching techniques and ideas that you can implement in your nursery or childcare centre. 
  • Mindfulness Activities: Immerse yourself in mindfulness activities designed to promote creativity and well-being, helping you stay refreshed and inspired in your profession. 
  • New Business and Recruitment Opportunities: Explore opportunities for business growth and recruitment within the early years education sector. 
  • Direct Support from OFSTED: Access direct support and information from OFSTED representatives to ensure that your childcare setting meets regulatory standards. 
  • Hundreds of New Ideas and Products or Services: Discover a wealth of innovative ideas, products, and services that can enhance the quality of care and education you provide. 
  • Fun Day Out with Colleagues: Enjoy a fun and informative day out with your colleagues, where you can learn, connect, and be inspired together. 

Transforming the Nursery School Environment

Our events are instrumental in catalysing transformative changes in nursery environments. They serve as a dynamic hub for nursery managers, educators, and childcare providers to acquire the tools, knowledge, and inspiration necessary to elevate early years education settings. 

Through our CPD seminars and panel sessions, attendees gain critical insights into the latest educational trends, teaching techniques, and regulatory updates. Armed with this knowledge, nursery managers can implement evidence-based practices, enhancing the quality of care and learning within their settings. 

The interactive feature areas at our events are treasure troves of innovation. Here, participants discover cutting-edge products, services, and technologies designed to create stimulating, safe, and conducive nursery environments. From educational tools to eco-friendly furnishings, these solutions have a direct impact on children’s well-being and development. 

Next, you have networking opportunities which encourage collaboration among professionals, allowing them to exchange best practices and collectively address challenges. This fosters a culture of continuous improvement within nursery settings. 

Moreover, our events promote personal and professional growth. Attendees leave with newfound skills and fresh perspectives, enabling them to lead and inspire their teams towards excellence. 

The presence of education experts and special guests adds further value, inspiring nursery managers to push boundaries and explore innovative approaches to early years education. 


Where to Find Our Events

Our events take place in three locations across the UK, so everyone has an opportunity to attend. These locations are as follows: 

  • Olympia, London – Next Event: Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd March 2024, 10 am – 4 pm 
  • Bolton Stadium, North – Next Event: June 2024, 10 am – 4 pm 
  • Coventry Building Society Arena, Midlands – Next Event: Friday 27th – Saturday 28th September 2024, 10 am – 4 pm 

Listen to Our Incredible Speakers

The Childcare & Education Expo takes immense pride in its commitment to delivering exceptional and enriching experiences to its visitors. At the heart of this remarkable journey lie the seminar and workshop programmes, an integral part of our events that offer attendees access to over 50 captivating live sessions each year. 

Our events are a beacon for passionate Early Years professionals, and we extend a golden opportunity to leading experts like you to actively participate in shaping the future of early years education. Here are just a few topics we welcome here at our events: 

  • Outdoor Learning: Share insights into the benefits and strategies of incorporating outdoor learning into early years education, fostering a deeper connection with nature and learning. 
  • SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities): Explore inclusive practices, support mechanisms, and effective teaching methods for children with SEND, ensuring that no child is left behind. 
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing: Delve into techniques and practices that promote mindfulness and well-being among young children and educators, creating a positive learning atmosphere. 
  • Safeguarding: Offer guidance on safeguarding practices, ensuring the safety and protection of children in early years settings. 
  • Mathematics and Literacy: Share innovative approaches to teaching mathematics and literacy, laying a strong foundation for lifelong learning. 
  • Speech & Language Development: Explore strategies to support speech and language development in early years, facilitating effective communication skills. 
  • Play and Schemas: Discuss the significance of play and schemas in early years education, encouraging creativity and cognitive development. 
  • Transition and Behaviour: Offer guidance on managing transitions and addressing challenging behaviour in young children. 
  • Pedagogy and Sensory Learning: Explore pedagogical approaches and sensory learning techniques that enhance the educational experience. 
  • Policy and Trends: Stay up to date with the latest policies, trends, and approaches shaping the early years education landscape. 

Exhibit and/ or Sponsor

Childcare & Education Expo stands as the premier sourcing and networking event for UK day nursery owners, managers, and early years professionals. Over two days, we draw in more than 3000 Early Years Professionals, offering a unique platform to connect with key decision-makers in the nursery and early years sector. 

Our event seamlessly combines an exhibitor-focused exhibition floor with a world-class seminar programme, creating a distinctive experience for all involved. It’s your opportunity to strengthen your brand presence and engage in meaningful face-to-face interactions with your most important audience: your customers. 

Our extensive marketing campaign targets key buyers through advertising in leading trade publications, online banners, leaflet distribution, direct mail, and a strong social media presence. We also reach out to an exclusive database of over 34,000 early years professionals. 

Participating in Childcare & Education Expo is a must for any business in the early years sector. Here’s why: 

  • Gain high-quality leads and unlock new business opportunities. 
  • Network with senior decision-makers from leading childcare organisations and nurseries. 
  • Showcase your products and services to an influential audience. 
  • Launch new products and expand your product lines. 
  • Join the vibrant online Childcare & Education Expo Community. 
  • Elevate your profile in a competitive market. 
  • Enjoy free exposure in our Event Guide and on our website. 

Exhibiting with us offers a variety of stand options to suit your company’s needs, whether it’s a Shell Scheme or Space Only package.  

Explore our range of sponsorship and promotional opportunities to further elevate your presence at Childcare & Education Expo. We specialise in creating custom packages tailored to your budget, ensuring you maximise your experience with us. This could be the start of a perfect partnership – reach out today to explore the possibilities. 


Can I bring children to the events? 

Childcare & Education Expo is primarily an industry-focused event. To ensure a conducive environment for professional networking and learning, we recommend leaving children in the care of a guardian or childcare provider during your visit. 


Is the show free to attend? 

Admission to the exhibition, workshops, and all feature areas at Childcare & Education Expo is complimentary. Optional seminar sessions are available at a fee of £15 when reserved in advance or £20 when booked at the event. Please note that all prices are exclusive of VAT. 


Can I attend more than one day? 

Absolutely! You are welcome to attend Childcare & Education Expo on both days of the event. Many of our attendees find it beneficial to maximise their learning and networking opportunities by participating in multiple days of the show. 


Can I register on arrival to the show? 

While pre-registration is recommended to ensure a smooth and efficient entry process, we do offer on-site registration at the event venue. However, to save time and secure your spot, we encourage attendees to register in advance whenever possible. 

Why Should You Attend Our Nursery Manager Show?

Choosing Childcare & Education Expo for your professional development and networking needs is a decision that can significantly impact your career in early years education. 

With a history spanning over a decade, we are pioneers in organising events dedicated to the early years education sector. Our extensive experience ensures that our events are finely tuned to address the unique needs and challenges faced by professionals in this field. 

Our seminar and workshop programmes are curated with meticulous attention to current trends and emerging practices in early years education. By attending our events, you gain access to cutting-edge knowledge and strategies that can elevate your teaching and leadership skills. 

Childcare & Education Expo serves as a magnet for thousands of early years professionals, creating an unparalleled networking opportunity. Connect with fellow educators, nursery managers, suppliers, and industry experts, forging valuable relationships and collaborations. 

Over the years, our events have become synonymous with excellence in early years education. Join thousands of satisfied attendees who have experienced the transformative power of Childcare & Education Expo. 

Our team is committed to ensuring your experience is seamless and enriching. From registration to the final session, we provide dedicated support, making your participation in our events a stress-free experience. 

By choosing Childcare & Education Expo, you are investing in your professional growth and, ultimately, in the future of the young minds you nurture. 


Stay updated with the latest news and developments in the world of early years education by visiting our news page. Explore insightful articles, event updates, and more as we keep you informed about the ever-evolving childcare and education landscape. 

Contact Childhood & Education Expo Today

If you have any questions, require additional information, or wish to get in touch with us, our dedicated team is here to assist you. You can reach us directly by phoning our experienced advisors on 01425 838 393. Alternatively, you can send us an email at 

We also offer the convenience of a contact form on our website, making it easy for you to get in touch with us. Whether you have enquiries about our upcoming events, need assistance with registration, or simply want to explore the opportunities available at Childcare & Education Expo, we are just a message away. 

Feel free to use the contact method that suits you best, and we will respond promptly to ensure your queries are addressed comprehensively. Your journey towards enhancing your professional development in the early years education sector begins here, and we’re excited to be a part of it.