6th Dec, 2016

Ricoh to host practitioners event for seventh year running

Shaun Reynolds 12th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A TWO-DAY exhibition for early years practitioners will be hosted at the Ricoh Arena for the seventh year running.

The Childcare Expo Midlands will include workshops and educational seminars from a range of inspirational speakers.

Taking place on Friday (September 30) and Saturday (October 1), visitors to the event will be able to network with other business figures while discovering hundreds of new products and services.

Seminars will be kicked off by Di Chilvers who will be discussing, observing, assessing and mapping children’s progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The event will then be closed on Saturday afternoon by Dr Marion Nash, a chartered educational psychologist who will be looking at how children can achieve effective language skills through a range of key strategies.

Teaching, planning and assessment materials provider Twinkl will also be at the event to launching its Inspiration Zone.

A children’s crafting hour will give visitors both young and old a hands-on opportunity to get creative while interactive workshops on getting children outside and active will also be held.

Event director Emma Barrett said: “This year we’ll continue to bring with us the established exhibitors who offer an extensive range of innovative products and services dedicated to the early years sector.

“The launch of Twinkl Inspiration Zone along with the return of the inspiring Learning Location by educational resource supplier TTS aims to provide our visitors with new ideas that they can take home.”

Andy Gibb, managing director of the Ricoh Arena, said: “We are thrilled to welcome the Childcare Expo Midlands back to the Ricoh.

“The fact it is returning for a seventh year is testament to the facilities and service we provide.”

Visit www.childcareexpo.co.uk for further information about the event and how to register.