What’s New at Childcare & Education Expo Midlands this September?

24th August 2021

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With the countdown to Childcare & Education Expo Midlands fast approaching, what new features can you expect to see across the free two-day event?

For 11 years, the leading event has been renowned for the quality of its CPD seminar programme. This year, the organisers are thrilled to announce the launch of speaker panels, made up of some of the most influential workers in the sector.

On Friday 24th September, the first panel ‘What Does the Future Look Like for E arly Years’ will take place. The forward-thinking panel is made up of Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive at the NDNA; Mike Abbott, Operations Director at The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF); Clare Roberts, CEO of Kids Planet Day Nurseries; Arun Kanwar, Partner at Cairneagle Associates and Sarah Mackenzie, Chief Education & People Officer at N Famly Club.

Join this expert panel of speakers as they discuss what the next 5 – 10 years looks like following the pandemic and be a part of change and progress for the sector.

After the recent rise in awareness for living more sustainably, another panel will be providing invaluable support on how early education practitioners can embed sustainable practice into their settings.

Attend this session with June O’Sullivan, CEO at LEYF; Cheryl Hadland, Founder & MD at Tops Day Nurseries and Dr. John Siraj-Blatchford, Director at Schemaplay to discover the lasting effects practitioners can make on future generations and within their own setting.

On Saturday, the event welcomes some of the incredible practitioners behind the Birth to 5 Matters guidance that supports the effective delivery of the revised EYFS. During this panel, Michael Freeston, Director of Quality Improvement at Early Years Alliance; Shaddai Tembo, Lecturer at Perth College UHI; Professor Christine Pascal OBE, Director at the Centre for Research in Early Childhood and Debbie Gilleeney, Group Leader Manager at Humpty Dumpty Nurseries & Pre-Schools will discuss how settings might use the guidance to ensure the best provision for the children in their care.

Another exciting new feature for 2021 is the introduction of the Forest School Zone with Cambium Sustainable, who have over 20 years of experience! In this new feature area, see the value of learner-led play through their range of natural materials and resources, find out more about the 6 Forest School principals and how they can transform your outdoor provision and discover the ways in which Forest School can open up many holistic benefits for learners.

This inspirational and educational event is free to attend and has so much to offer to all childcare professionals. Don’t miss out on the chance to re-connect with your peers and re-spark your imagination and click here to register for your free ticket! 

When: 24th – 25th September 2021

Where: Ricoh Arena, Coventry

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 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