The Nursery World Show 2019 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 into 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 demonstrations from 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 2019 is the must-attend event for everyone in the early years.



With over 100 exhibition stands in 2018, 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. The Nursery World Show 2019 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 a hugely popular feature, returning for the third 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.

Visitors will also be able meet with passionate early years advocates from LEYF, returning for the second year in a row as Early Years Careers Partner. LEYF will also be setting up a LEYF nursery at the show and will be on hand to discuss their passion for early years and your career ambitions.

See the current exhibitor list


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 Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Michael Rosen, Professor Ferre Laevers, Alice Sharp, Penny Tassoni, Jude Twani and many more - the new programme for 2019 is sure to excite and will once again provide visitors with direct access to the leading experts in the field.

Nursery World’s editorial team has 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 straight away.

See the full seminar and masterclass programme.


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 2018 show saw a great mix of presentations and case studies covering areas including best practice, training, policy implementation and product focuses.

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


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, the Nursery Catering Company and award-winning nurseries and settings.

The Nursery Nutrition Zone is sponsored by Spring by Action for Children in 2019 and the full programme will be published in the autumn.