Why Visit?

The Nursery World Show 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 an inspiring mix of 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
  • Visit the hugely popular Nursery Nutrition Zone for top tips on healthy eating and for live cookery demonstartions form nursery food experts and nursery chefs
  • Talk to the sector’s suppliers about the products and services which they are showcasing in the wide ranging exhibition
  • Source new products and materials for your settings
  • Meet up with colleagues, establish connections, collaborate and grow networks
  • Find inspiration and ideas that will enhance practice and support your provision

With the show's rich mix of professional seminars, expert-led masterclasses, practice-based live theatre presentations as well as resource zones and the leading companies exhibiting their products and services, the Nursery World Show 2018 is the must-attend event for everyone in the early years.

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The Exhibition

With over 100 exhibition stands in 2017, the Nursery World Show provides 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. With a refreshed floorplan for 2018, and with 70% of the exhibition space already sold, the Nursery World Show 2018 will deliver an even bigger and better exhibition packed with a wide range of companies, organisations and charities dedicated to supporting and enhancing early years provision.

The exhibition area will also contain two hugely popular features, returning for a second year in a row: 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, and the Training & Consultancy Zone, sponsored by NEyTCO, where visitors can enjoy free access to the top trainers and consultants in the early years sector.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a brand new feature area in 2018: The Early Years Careers Zone sponsored by the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) who are participating in the show as Early Years Careers Partner to provide vsiitors with access to a LEYF nursery which they are setting up at the show and to discuss their passion for early years and your career ambitions.

See the current exhibitor list

The Seminars & Masterclasses

With an inspirational, CPD certified mix of 20 seminars and two half-day masterclasses to choose from, the seminar and masterclass programme at the Nursery World Show is designed to provide attendees with an unrivalled opportunity to hear from a number of world-renowned early years experts. Past speakers have included Michael Rosen, Professor Ferre Laevers, Alice Sharp, Penny Tassoni, Dr Kay Mathieson and many more - the new programme for 2018 is sure to excite and will once again provide visitors with unrivalled access to the leading experts in the field.

Nursery World’s editorial team have compiled the programme to 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

The free live theatre is situated at the heart of the Nursery World Show and is designed to provide all attendees with the opportunity to hear from an intriguing mix of speakers. The 2017 show saw 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 autumn.

The Nursery Nutrition Zone

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 have included Annabel Karmel, Kate Percy, The Early Years Nutrition Partnership, LEYF and the Nursery Catering Company.

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