Why Visit?

We’ve learnt a lot from the Nursery World Show in London including what visitors want and expect, what defines a great show and how to keep visitors coming back each year – it’s this expertise that will be applied to ensuring that Nursery World North 2018 delivers on every level to provide our audience with an educational, inspiring and informative event that harnesses the power and enthusiasm of the early years workforce.

Nursery World NORTH 2018 is for everyone in the early years community and is organised by the team at Nursery World, the leading brand dedicated to early years and childcare. The show is designed to allow all attendees to:

  • Share best practice
  • Focus on your own continuing professional development
  • Attend seminars and masterclasses presented by world-renowned early years experts
  • Drop in to the free live theatre to benefit from an engaging mix of presentations on core early years subjects
  • Make the most of inspiring, profressional feature zones sponsored by TTS and NEyTCO
  • Talk to the sector’s suppliers about the products and services which they are showcasing
  • Source new products and materials for your settings
  • Meet up with colleagues old and new, establish connections and grow networks
  • Find inspiration and ideas that will enhance practice

With this rich mix of professional seminars, expert-led masterclasses, practice-based live theatre presentations, the Nursery Nutrition Zone and the leading companies exhibiting their products and services, Nursery World NORTH 2018 is the must-attend event for everyone in the early years.


Nursery World NORTH 2018 will provide the ideal environment for attendees to meet with companies and organisations keen to showcase the latest products and services designed for the early years sector. The exhibition will be packed with a wide range of companies, organisations and charities dedicated to supporting and enhancing early years provision.

The exhibition area will also contain some major feature areas including, for the second year in a row, the The Early Years Resources & Learning Zone, sponsored by TTS, to provide visitors with professional advice on resources and even greater opportunity for hands-on participation during the show.

New to the show for 2018 will be the Training & Consultancy Zone sponsored by NEyTCO where visitors will be able to meet expert early years trainers and consultants to discuss their needs and to receive great tips and guidance.

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The editorial team at Nursery World, led by editor Liz Roberts and deputy editor Ruth Thomson have compiled a wide-ranging, engaging and stimulating programme of seminars and masterclasses for Nursery World NORTH 2018. Nursery World’s reputation allows us to attract key names both nationally and internationally to speak at the show on a rich mix of topics covering areas including best practice, policy and early years theory. The seminar and masterclass sessions are always very well-attended and attendees go away inspired with great new ideas to put into practice straightaway.

This year's speakers include Jan White, Padraic Monaghan, Judith Twani, Alice Sharp, Ann Gladstone, Debbie Koroma, Gary Wilson and many more. speaking on topics including outdoor play and learning, boys' achievement and communication and language.

The brand new programme of seminars and masterclasses for Nursery World NORTH 2018 will help you get to grips with the latest sector developments, enhance your practice and enable you to return to your settings inspired by new ideas to roll out straightaway. You can see the full programme here.


The free live theatre is situated at the heart of the show and is designed to provide all attendees with the opportunity to hear from an intriguing mix of speakers. The timetable will contain a great mix of presentations and case studies covering areas including best practice, policy implementation and product focuses.

The free live theatre programme will be published in the spring.


Always hugely popular with visitors, the Nursery Nutrition Zone is based on the main show floor and is free to attend. Visitors have the opportunity to hear from nursery nutrition experts and to watch live cooking demonstrations. Past speakers at the Nursery World Shows in London have included YumYumMe, Annabel Karmel and Kate Percy.

The Nursery Nutrition Zone programme will be published in the spring.

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