Speaker Highlights at Childcare & Education Expo London 2023

30th January 2023

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Childcare & Education Expo will be kicking off its first show of 2023 in a matter of weeks at Olympia London on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March.

The seminar programme will cover a range of subjects such as the public perception of early education; child behaviour, communication, language, movement and play.

International Speaker Sessions

The show will welcome two exciting international speakers. Behavioral specialist and founder of the ‘Phoenix Cups’ approach to guiding behaviour, Sandi Phoenix will be flying from Australia, to teach educators how to reframe their behaviour management practices.

International consultant and author of seven books focused on the environmental design of early childhood places, Dr. Sandra Duncan will be speaking on the ‘Honeycomb Hypothesis’. The hypothesis is grounded in Piaget’s theory of cognition and Wilson’s theory of biophilia (a human instinct to connect with nature) and will provide an understanding of the connection between learning, movement, play and nature.

Special Guests

Renowned early years consultant Alice Sharp will be delivering a seminar on both Friday and Saturday at the show. On Friday, visitors will learn about provocations for play and on Saturday, get ready to read as Alice will explore the importance of literacy rich environments for children.

CBeebies presenter and special guest, Ben Faulks (AKA Mr. Bloom), will be delivering two free workshops across both days, taking a fun approach to storytelling and using his 2 years of performing experience to reveal how you can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary in childcare practice.

Fan Favourites

Ben Kingston-Hughes, Director of Inspired Children, is returning to the show with his new partner, Harriet Thomas – Founder of Boogie Mites. Together, they will take you on a fascinating journey into neuroscience and biology, to highlight the importance of music in child development.

In 2022 at Childcare & Education Expo Midlands, a panel on understanding and supporting children’s behaviour, communication and language needs, saw an outstanding positive and emotional reaction. Due to its success, the thought-provoking panel will make a return at the London show, featuring panellists: Featuring panellists:

  • Sue Allingham: Independent Consultant at Early Years Out of the Box Chair
  • Cheryl Bedding: Director of Aperion Training
  • Mine Conkbayir: Award-winning Author, Trainer, and Early Years Consultant
  • Paul Moore: CPD Manager at Busy Bees Education & Training;
  • Andrea Sofroniou: EYFS & Education Consultant at Posiquisitive Children Ltd
  • Matt Bawler: Early Years Development Lead at The Villa School & Nursery.

Discover more about the content-rich programme at Childcare & Education Expo London 2023 here and the speakers included.

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