Why Visit?

The Nursery World Show 2017 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
  • 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 as well as resource zones and the leading companies exhibiting their products and services, the Nursery World Show 2017 is the must-attend event for everyone in the early years.

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The Exhibition

With over 100 exhibition stands in 2016, representing an increase of 16% compared to 2015, 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 2017, and with 60% of the exhibition space already sold, the Nursery World Show 2017 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 brand new features: 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.

See the current exhibitor list

The Seminars & Masterclasses

With an inspirational mix of 20 seminars and two half-day masterclasses to choose from, and speakers including C Cybele Raver, Clancy Blair, Penny Tassoni and Alice Sharp, 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.

Nursery World’s editorial team have compiled an educational, informative and engaging programme that 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.

Have a look at the programme to familiarise yourself with who’s speaking and what’s on offer, then register to attend and book your places today.

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 2016 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 YumYumMe, Annabel Karmel and Kate Percy.

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