How can I register for Childcare Expo?

You can register for free here 

Who can attend?

If you work within the early years sector then you can visit Childcare Expo for free.

Can students attend?

Childcare Expo is a trade event therefore not suitable for students to attend.

Can I bring children to the events?

You are more than welcome to bring children to Childcare Expo providing that they are supervised by a responsible adult at all times. However, please note that children are not permitted into the seminar theatre. Children under the age of 16 do not need to register for the event.

Is the show free to attend?

It is free to attend the exhibition, the workshops and all feature areas at Childcare Expo.  Optional seminar sessions cost £12.50 when booked in advance and £19 when booked at the show. All prices exclude VAT.

Can I register on arrival to the show?

Yes, you may register on arrival to the show. Please go to the registration desk to do so.

Will I receive my entry badge before the event?

Yes, you will receive your badge via email. Please print your PDF badge in colour and bring it with you to the event to ensure quick access into the exhibition. A plastic wallet will be provided for your badge on arrival.

Can I attend more than one day?

Yes, your visitor badge gives you access to both days of the exhibition.

How do I register for seminar sessions?

You will be prompted to register for seminar sessions when you register as a visitor.  If you wish to register for seminars after you have registered, you can do so by logging back into your registration hub.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email which will have a link to take you back to your registration hub.  If you have lost or not received this confirmation email, please contact us on 01425 838393 to ask for the email to be re-sent.

Do I need to register for workshop sessions?

No, workshop sessions are free for visitors to attend, simply turn up and join in.

Will photographs and videos be taken at the event?

Yes, by registering for Childcare Expo you agree to allow any photographs or videos taken by the official event photographer and videographer at the show, of either you or children in your care, to be used in publicity materials by Broadway Events.

Venue Information, Travel and Accommodation 

Where does the event take place?

Childcare Expo London will take place at Olympia Central, visit our When & Where page for full address details.

How do I get there?

It is quicker and easier to travel to Olympia by public transport.  Visit our When & Where page for full transport details.

Where can I stay?

Information on Hotels and Booking for London 2020 will be updated shortly.

What date/time does the show open?

Childcare Expo London 2019 opening times are:

Friday 1st March 2019 10am – 4pm

Saturday 2nd March 2019 10am – 4pm

Is there a cloakroom?

There will be a cloakroom available within the exhibition hall for a small fee.

Is there a cash point?

There are ATMs in the entrance foyers of Olympia Central which charge £1.99 per withdrawal. A National Westminster Bank cashpoint machine is located on Olympia Way, opposite Kensington Olympia station.

How do I find my way around the show once I have arrived?

When you arrive at the show, you will receive a complimentary Event Guide which includes a floor plan of the exhibition, details of exhibitors and feature areas.

Are there disabled facilities at the venue?

The entrance to Olympia Central has wheelchair access ramps and there are passenger lifts to the upper levels.  There are disabled toilets within the exhibition hall.

For car parking step-free access is available to all levels of Olympia’s car parks. Wide parking bays are

available for wheelchair users on a first come, first serve basis in the lower-ground floor of the

multi-storey car park.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Olympia.

Taking Part in Childcare Expo  

Are there speaking opportunities available at the show?

If you would like to submit a seminar or workshop proposal to speak at Childcare Expo, please visit our Speaking page and complete the proposal form.

International Information 

Do I need a visa?

Not sure if you need a visa to visit the UK? To take a look at the UK Border Agency information page for help, click here.

I require an invitation letter to assist with my visa application. How do I apply?

Unfortunately we cannot issue personal/individual letters of invitation for visa purposes. Once you have registered via the show website you will receive a confirmation email which is sufficient for visa application.