Why Exhibit at Childcare Expo

As the longest running exhibition for the early years and primary education sectors, Childcare Expo is an ideal environment in which organisations and companies alike can showcase and promote their early years products, to an eagerly awaiting target audience.

In an industry worth a staggering £5.3 billion pounds, there are countless reasons why exhibiting at Childcare Expo could be beneficial to your business – particularly with over 73% of those visiting the events having purchasing authority within their company.

Sponsored by leading insurers Morton Michel, Childcare Expo has grown from strength-to-strength since its launch in 2010, becoming a firm favourite amongst early years and primary education professionals, with buyers descending annually upon the various exhibition locations across the country in London, Manchester and the Midlands.

10 years on, our exhibitions consistently attract a wide range of visitors from nurseries and pre-schools to children’s centres, primary schools and local authorities from all over the UK. Come and help us celebrate our 10th birthday in 2019!


With substantial support from leading associations including the Pre-School Learning Alliance, the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), and the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), Childcare Expo’s 2019 exhibitions will attract an extensive range of visitors from across the early years and primary education sectors.

This is an ideal way to learn about upcoming market trends and network with thousands of practitioners from all over the UK. If you still are wondering why you should exhibit with us, we have compiled a few of the key benefits for you below.

What will you gain from exhibiting at Childcare Expo 2019?

  • Capitalise on access to an audience of engaged early years, primary education and childcare professionals
  • Generate a plethora of clients and create new sales leads
  • Sell directly to your target audience, face to face during the show
  • Showcase your products and services to a receptive audience of attendees
  • Ensure you keep up to date with market developments and sector trends
  • Promote and increase awareness of your products, services and brand
  • Get direct feedback and market research from sector professionals about the products, services and support it needs
  • Benefit from additional promotion with our wide range of sponsorship opportunities
  • Get a free entry in the Event Guide, on the website and a free PR service
  • Become part of the online Childcare Expo Community

Don’t just take our word for it

If you are still asking yourself ‘why exhibit?’ then think again, last year’s Childcare Expo events saw visitors from 27 different countries on average, so there is a lot to gain from exhibiting at our shows. After all, you don’t have to just take our word for it – here’s what some of our previous exhibitors had to say:

“Midshires attend many exhibitions throughout the country in different fields. As a very large technology company, we have a very varied field. I can honestly say your event is one of the best we have attended. We have booked up for all your upcoming events, and should you decide to host any other events, including day shows, please contact me as I would welcome your contact with a view to booking forthcoming events. Thank you for such a brilliant and well-organised exhibition.”

Simon Furnival – Sales Manager, Midshire

Once again thank you Broadway Events for a fully professional and enjoyable event. Everyone in the team was exceptionally accommodating and made exhibiting for the first time less daunting than I imagined it would have been. You all have a friendly, approachable manner that put me at ease when I had any questions or queries that I needed answered no matter how small they were.”

Faik Aktulga – Director, Wild Fangs

“Childcare Expo Coventry was our first Childcare Expo exhibition, and we were extremely pleased with the outcome. The informative, friendly and helpful staff were great in helping guide us through the initial set up and provided us with additional industry knowledge and networking contacts – we are already preparing for Childcare Expo London! The audience at these events is fantastic, market specific and has generated a number of positive business leads. We are sure that with the help of Childcare Expo, we are going to take the Early Years Sector by storm!”

Laura Carr –  Marketing Manager, Octopus Journals, Exhibitor

If you’d like to get in touch about exhibiting at Childcare Expo, or if you are interested in the sponsorship opportunities we have available, please complete this form. Upon receiving your enquiry, a member of our team will endeavour to get in touch as soon as possible.

Sponsorship opportunities

Childcare Expo have a range of sponsorship and promotional opportunities available to suit all budgets, including newsletter and registration page sponsorship, visitor bags (or inserts into the official Childcare Expo visitor bags), lanyards or visitor badges, advertising in the Event Guide, and much more. To find out more or request a brochure, please complete this form – alternatively, you can either send us an email or call our Sales team on 01425 838393.

Visit the show to find out for yourself

We are delighted to announce that registration is now LIVE for Childcare Expo Midlands, so what are you waiting for? Click here to get your free tickets! If last year’s event is anything to go by, you won’t want to miss it. Our team will be available on-site at the Childcare Expo Hub to answer any questions you may have about exhibiting at future shows.