Highlights from Childcare Expo Midlands 2018

16th October 2018
Ben Faulks and Dave Benson Phillips

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It’s been a couple of weeks now since Childcare Expo Midlands kicked off at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, and it was definitely an event to remember! We had several new feature areas such as the #ChildcareExpoRocks zone (which was a huge hit!), Dave Benson Phillips performing early years favourites on his guitar (including the infamous ‘Baby Shark’ song), and a wide variety of educational seminars and workshops.

We were thrilled to see so many of you enjoying yourselves at the show, and we hope you came away with lots of new ideas and resources to take back to your settings. We already can’t wait for next year!

Take a look at what everyone got up to (and see if you can spot yourself!) in our show highlights below:

  • Shadow Early Years Minister, Tracy Brabin MP officially opening the show!

  • The #ChildcareExpoRocks area was constantly busy and had everyone letting out their creative sides!

    Nursery Trade Show
  • Ben Faulks (aka Mr Bloom from CBeebies) and Dave Benson Phillips entertained everyone with their ukulele skills!

    Ben Faulks and Dave Benson Phillips
  • Ben Faulks Midlands 2018
  • Childcare Expo Rocks
  • The Early Years Theatre was packed for Tracy Brabin MP’s keynote speech

  • Dave Benson Phillips had the whole crowd joining in for a rousing rendition of “Baby Shark”!

  • “Let’s go hunt, doo doo, doo doo, doo doo…”

  • Learning mindfulness techniques with Jude Brown from Nurture in Mind

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  • The adorable baby chicks got a lot of attention on the Living Eggs stand!

  • The EYNP’s healthy eating wall went down a treat! Because where else can you colour in walls without any repercussions? (don’t try this at home!)

  • Thanks again for coming and see you all next year!
    – The Childcare Expo team

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

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