Childcare Expo Manchester is back!

We are delighted to announce that registration is now LIVE for Childcare Expo Manchester.

This inspiring and educational event for early years and primary education professionals is returning to EventCity in Manchester this Summer! Childcare Expo Manchester is a free and highly popular exhibition for all those working in the education sector, from nursery practitioners to headteachers and everything in between. If last year’s show is anything to go by, you definitely won’t want to miss our 10th birthday celebrations in 2019 – continuing at EventCity in Manchester 14 – 15 June.

Click here to register for your FREE tickets today!

Why Should I Visit Childcare Expo?

Are you looking to top up your CPD? Source new play equipment? Discover new ways to engage and interact? Network with the community and get new ideas for your setting?

If so, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Childcare Expo is the longest-running show of its kind, and has been adapted to the needs of visitors following the overwhelming responses from previous shows throughout the last 10 years for best practices in childcare, EYFS, early years and primary education.

  • Attend inspirational and informative seminars to credit your CPD
  • Meet education experts and have your questions answered
  • Discover fantastic onsite offers, special discounts and competitions
  • Experience interactive, hands-on workshops
  • Network with industry peers
  • Pick up hundreds of new ideas and source innovative products or services for your setting
  • Best of all, enjoy a fun day out with your colleagues!

What’s Happening At Childcare Expo Manchester?

We are celebrating our 10th birthday in 2019, and we have lots of amazing activities planned, as well as engaging seminars and fun-filled workshops for you and your friends to get involved in. At Childcare Expo Manchester, you’ll have chance to visit our amazing feature areas, let out your creative side in the #ChildcareExpoRocks Zone, browse the shopping village to discover innovative new products and services, and find new ideas to take back to your setting with two days of live talks and presentations provided by leading experts in education.

We are delighted to announce that Alistair Bryce-Clegg, best-selling author and Educational Consultant for ABC Does, will be returning to Childcare Expo Manchester with seminars on BOTH days of the show, where he will discuss the benefits of intergenerational projects and child-led approaches to learning. These seminars are guaranteed to sell out, so book your early bird tickets today to make sure you don’t miss out!

More special guests will be announced in the run up to the show, so keep checking the website for updates!

Who Can Benefit From Visiting Childcare Expo?

  • Day Nursery / Pre-school Owners
  • Nursery Group Executives / Managers
  • Headteachers & Primary School Teachers
  • Early Years Consultants, Practitioners & SENCO
  • Playgroup Providers
  • Childminders & Nannies

Did you know?

Children are welcome to visit as long as they are supervised at all times, but will not be allowed into the seminar theatres. There is no need to register children under the age of 16 as there will be plenty to do at the show to keep them occupied!

Childcare Expo is a trade event and therefore will not be suitable for college students – however, undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome to take advantage of the seminars and networking opportunities available.

Please remember that when you register for Childcare Expo, you are agreeing to allow photographs and videos to be taken of you and your children by the official event photographer and videographer to later be used for publicity purposes.


“Attending Childcare Expo reminded me that I am part of a much bigger and wider community of Early Years practitioners, that each and every one of us was passionate enough about what we do to travel to London off our own backs to improve the life chances of the children we teach. I would recommend attending, if only to remind yourself that you are not alone in this sector, that you don’t need to work in a bubble and that there are lots of people out there just as willing to get covered in glitter, pretend to eat a playdough cake, talk seriously to a puppet and sit on the tiniest of chairs as you are.”

Louise Smith, Visitor, London 2017

“The quality and content was superb. Organisers were very welcoming and organised. Thoroughly enjoyed workshops and have already shared information with colleagues. Excellent variety of stands/stalls. Next time I will arrange to spend longer at the expo to experience the seminars. Many thanks for a super day.”

Suzannah Gleaves, Visitor, Manchester 2016

“On a recent visit to Midlands Childcare Expo I was struck by how differently I now feel towards the Childcare Expo brand and its events. As I am now a regular blogger for Childcare Expo, I felt very much a part of the team and I almost felt a little bit important (though very much a small fish in a big pond) as I walked around and spoke to people whom I have previously networked with thanks to these fabulous events!”

Hayley Smith, Brand Ambassador

“Had an amazing day at Childcare Expo. Highlight of my day has to have been meeting Dave Benson Phillips, who is my childhood idol – I may have been a little starstruck! The seminars I attended were also really helpful and I learned a lot about new topics, so it was well worth the visit.”

Jenny Barber, Visitor, Midlands 2018

Will we see you there?