CBeebies’ star celebrates Childcare Expo Midlands' 10th birthday

Childcare Expo Midlands returns to Coventry and will put on even more of a show for early years and primary professionals.

To celebrate Childcare Expo’s 10th birthday, CBeebies presenter Sid Sloane will open the show and provide entertainment for visitors.

 As one of the original presenters who launched the CBeebies channel in 2002, Sid has considerable experience in children’s entertainment. He recently founded Roots4Kids which empowers children from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Sid also hosts a free workshop on children's mental health on Friday 27 September and will entertain visitors throughout the day.

Two days of information and interaction

Visitors can expect an exhibition of suppliers, new products, interactive activities and a full two days of seminars to inform and inspire.

This year, sessions cover a range of important topics, from preparing for inspections and motivating your team to creating environments for SEND children.

The Early Years Alliance will be exhibiting at stand D44, plus Michael Freeston, the Alliance's Director of Quality Improvement will leading a seminar on ‘The future of the Early Years – scrutinising the new Early Learning Goals’

Other highlights

Friday’s highlights include Jennie Johnson MBE, her session Team Motivation and Performance covers ways to minimise time spent on administrative tasks to allow more time to focus on needs of children.

Executive Head Teacher, Michele Barrett will introduce Elijah, a child with severe and complex needs, and follow his journey through mainstream nursery and transition to school.

Angela Dyer, Early Years Lead Trainer from Ofsted, will deliver an update on the New Education Inspection Framework for 2019.

Saturday highlights include Vanessa Dooley, who asks, Are you ready for your inspection? She will share advice on showing IMPACT and consistency in practice to support your Ofsted inspection.

In Top Tips for Talking, speech therapist Deborah Powers explores practical strategies for use in developing children’s communication skills.

Key information

Childcare Expo takes place on 27 and 28 September at Ricoh Arena Coventry.

It is free to register.

CPD seminars are only £12.50 + VAT if booked in advance.

Register for Childcare Expo Midlands

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