Register for free today!

We are delighted to announce that registration is LIVE. The inspiring and educational event for the early years community is returning to EventCity, Manchester this summer! Childcare Expo Manchester is a popular show for all those working in the early years sector, from nursery to primary and everything in between. If last year has anything to go by, then you will not want to miss it!

Click here to register for your free tickets.

Why should I visit Childcare Expo?

Are you looking to top up your CPD? Source new play equipment? Discover new ways to engage and interact? Network with the outstanding community and receive support? The show has been adapted to the needs of the visitors following the overwhelming response from previous shows over the past eight years for best practice in childcare, EYFS and early years education.

  • Attend educational seminars to credit your CPD
  • Experience expert-led informative hands-on workshops
  • Meet the experts who will answer your questions
  • Network with peers and industry players
  • Pick up hundreds of new product ideas and services
  • Receive fantastic onsite offers and exclusive discounts

What’s happening at Childcare Expo Manchester?

This year’s show will feature the Star Product Award, an engaging Business Café, an educational Health & Wellbeing Zone and two days of live talks and presentations from leading experts in the field. Alistair Bryce-Clegg will also be returning to the stage on Friday 15th June with his popular talk ‘A World of Endless Possibilities’. This is guaranteed to sell out so book your early bird tickets today!

Who can benefit from visiting Childcare Expo?

  • Day Nursery / Pre-school Owners
  • Nursery Group Executives / Managers
  • Headteachers & Primary School Teachers
  • Early Years Consultants & Practitioners
  • Playgroup Providers
  • Childminders & Nannies


“Attending Childcare expo reminded me that I am part of a much bigger and wider community of Early Years practitioners, that each and every one of us was passionate enough about what we do to travel to London off our own backs to improve the life chances of the children we teach. I would recommend attending, if only to remind yourself that you are not alone in this sector, that you don’t need to work in a bubble and that there are lots of people out there just as willing to get covered in glitter, pretend to eat a playdough cake, talk seriously to a puppet and sit on the tiniest of chairs as you are.”

Louise Smith, Visitor, London 2017

“The quality and content was superb. Organisers were very welcoming and organised. Thoroughly enjoyed workshops and have already shared information with colleagues. Excellent variety of stands/stalls. Next time I will arrange to spend longer at the expo to experience the seminars. Many thanks for a super day.”

Suzannah Gleaves – Charnwood Nursery School – Visitor, Manchester 2016

“On a recent visit to Midlands Childcare Expo I was struck by how differently I now feel towards the Childcare Expo brand and its events. As I am now a regular blogger for Childcare Expo, I felt very much a part of the team and I almost felt a little bit important (though very much a small fish in a big pond) as I walked around and spoke to people whom I have previously networked with thanks to these fabulous events!”

Hayley Smith, Brand Ambassador

Additional information

Children are also welcome to visit as long as they are supervised at all times, however, they will not be allowed into the seminar theatres. There is no need to register children under the age of 16 as there will be plenty to do at the show to keep them occupied. Because Childcare Expo is a trade event, it will not be suitable for students. Please remember that when you register for Childcare Expo, you are agreeing to allow photographs and videos to be taken of you and your children by the official event photographer and videographer to later be used for publicity purposes.