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External Events

4Children attend and are involved in many external events throughout the year, below are details of the events that 4Children are currently appearing at:

Nursery and Primary Show, BIC, Bournemouth

Friday, 25th April 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday, 26th April 9:30am - 4pm

This 2-day event is now considered a leading and highly valued business and learning platform for the care and education sector…just take a look at this year’s video to hear directly from a few of the many satisfied visitors and exhibitors. http://youtu.be/lsBX9oddNkA

Following on the huge success with the Nursery Show in Bournemouth the 2014 event is to open its doors to primary schools as well as nurseries. Through dedicated marketing and fulfillment campaigns for both the early years and primary sectors the rebranded Nursery+Primary Show will deliver a clear focus and even more high quality decision makers for exhibitors. Nurseries will find more great resources and seminars, whilst schools will now be able to find both early years and primary resources along with independent dedicated Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 and Foundation Stage seminar programmes.

The Future of Early Years Education Conference 2014 - Excellence as standard

Wednesday 25 June 2014, Salford, Manchester

University of Salford

The last few years has seen a radical shake up of provisions, professionalisation and inspections across early years in the UK. Early Years 2014 has taken a new approach to inspire and empower childcare professionals to understand innovative ways to improve the development of children from birth to five.

Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, peer networking and focused breakout sessions at the conference you will have the opportunity to discover:

  • Insights into Early Years Educators and Early Years Teachers qualifications
  • The role of the new Tax-free Childcare scheme and extension of free care for 2 year olds
  • Examples of effective play and exploration activities to aiding social, emotional and physical development
  • Innovative ways to translate the EYFS curriculum in your care setting
  • Practical methods to have the best chance of a successful Ofsted inspection
  • Methods to market and promote your childcare provision effectively
  • Grants and funding options for those setting up new childcare businesses
  • Research clearly shows that good-quality early education does benefit children in the long term, particularly the most disadvantaged. The introduction of Early Years teachers (graduate) and Early Years educators (level 3) is one way that this is being addressed by supporting early years providers to ensure that those who work with babies and young children become increasingly skilled and professional.

Further details can be found here.


Childcare Expo Midlands, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

26 -27 September 2014
Ricoh Arena, Coventry

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Childcare Expo Midlands 2014 will be bringing the early years, childcare and nursery sectors together again for the 5th year running with sponsors Morton Michel Insurance.

Childcare Expo Midlands will be taking place on Friday 26th - Saturday 27th September 2014. Designed to present the latest products, services and enlighten early years professionals with up to date information.  This year’s show is set to get everyone involved in childcare informed, inspired and excited for the year ahead.

At the excellent venue of the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, visitors will have opportunities to meet with new and existing connections and develop invaluable relationships within all areas of the childcare sector.

Over the two day event a range of seminars will take place with updates from industry leaders on the most important subjects facing the early years decision makers.  Aiming to educate and motivate, these affordable talks cover a wide range of subjects from outdoor play to early years policies.

At this FREE exhibition visitors will be able to experience the great array of features including workshops, inspirational themes areas and competitions.

If you are a nursery chain executive, owner, manager, child-minder, nanny or an early years professional then Childcare Expo Midlands 2014 is a must see show for you.  Come along and leave with a wealth of knowledge to take back to your setting and share with colleagues.

For more information or to register for your FREE ticket please visit www.childcareexpo.co.uk or call 01425 838393.