Childcare Expo Midlands is returning to the Coventry and putting on even more of a show for Early Years & Primary professionals.
To celebrate Childcare Expo’s 10th birthday, CBeebies presenter Sid Sloane will be opening the show and providing entertainment for visitors.
Sid has decades of experience in children’s entertainment, and was one of the original presenters who launched the CBeebies channel in 2002. He recently founded children’s project, Roots4Kids, as a way of empowering children from low socio-economic backgrounds, so expect some powerful, motivating stories. Sid is also hosting a workshop on children’s mental health on Friday 27th September and will be entertaining the crowds throughout the day, so be sure to say hello during your visit!
Alongside Sid, there are some great suppliers, innovative products, interactive activities, and a full two days of seminars designed to inform and inspire!
Your very own Mrs Mactivity is running an action packed workshop on both the Friday and Saturday – from show open to close, and you can make your very own fishy phonics game, explore animal poo and more! There will also be a special membership offer and fun freebies for those that join Mrs Mactivity on the day. Find out more about our workshops here.
There will be several talks covering a range of hot topics, from preparing for inspections, to motivating your team, creating environments for SEND children and much more.
Friday’s highlights include Jennie Johnson MBE, who will be talking about minimising admin and maximising impact for children in her seminar on Team Motivation & Performance. Executive Head Teacher, Michele Barrett will be introducing visitors to Elijah, a child with severe and complex needs, and following his journey through mainstream nursery and transition to school.
Angela Dyer, Early Years Lead Trainer from Ofsted, will be delivering an update on the New Education Inspection Framework for 2019 so that visitors can make the best of their inspections.
Saturday highlights include Vanessa Dooley, who will be asking – Are you ready for your inspection? She’ll be sharing advice on showing IMPACT and consistency in practice so you can ace that Ofsted inspection!
In Top Tips for Talking, speech therapist Deborah Powers explores practical strategies for use in developing children’s communication skills.
The show is on 27th & 28th September at Ricoh Arena Coventry. Visitors can expect a fun and educational day out and registration is free! CPD seminars are only £12.50 + VAT if booked in advance.
Register here or find out more about the event at https://www.childcareexpo.co.uk/why-visit-midlands-mrsmactivity/