What's on show at the leading early years event

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With a wide range of exhibitors offering products, services and resources, and several special offers and competitions, the Nursery World Show 2018 promises to be an event not to be missed by anyone involved in the early years sector.

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EQUIPMENT

TTS is offering an exclusive opportunity to win a water-channelling mobile wall worth £899.99 to stand visitors filling in a short survey on an iPad.

Musicbuds, which offers a holistic approach to delivering the EYFS objectives through music, will launch newly-published resources including ‘ready to go’ teaching packs that provide a set of original 30-minute music and movement sessions, a variety of songs, props, lyric booklets and CDs, as well as free idea sheets on delivering effective music sessions. Musicbuds will also be offering a free prize draw to win gift tokens for its products worth up to £100.

Wild Fangs is giving £20 off hour-long animal visits and £80 off full-day animal visits at the show.

Hope Education will be showcasing some of the 1,875 products in its new 2018 catalogue, including resources for under-twos and equipment for outdoor, messy and creative play. It will also be offering an exclusive show discount, a goody bag for the first 100 visitors to the stand, and the opportunity to win a prize for visitors explaining why they #LoveHope on social media. 

Also at the show: AGP Grass, Community Playthings, EduFilm, Eduzone, Funky Feet Music, Early Years Direct, Genee World, GoServe Ltd, Graduation Attire, Greenspan Projects Ltd, Kiddiwash, Never Never Land, Nexus - TEC Ltd, Outside Classroom Boards, Route 2 Education, TTS Group Ltd, Yellow Door, Wild Fangs.

BOOKS

Since the launch of Herts for Learning’s Places to Play Every Day publications in October 2016 (winner of the NW Staff resources Award 2017), more than 500 copies of the early years guidance books and more than 400 of the audits have been sold across the UK. Herts for Learning will be giving away a bundle which includes a copy of the Places to Play Every Day resource, an audit toolkit, a Making the Difference early years toolkit and a bottle of prosecco.

BookSpace will be unveiling a new range of book corner furniture designed to get children excited about reading by using a palette of contemporary colours, adding fun features and seating areas and designing furniture specifically so book jackets can be seen, reached and investigated by curious children.

Clickety Books will launch a new set of titles in its Early Soundplay Bundle series at the show. The bundles are designed to support children’s speech sound awareness and vocabulary development, boosting early language and literacy skills for all children, including those with English as an additional language or with language delay. Developed by speech and language therapists, the bundles all come with puppets, guides and audio to accompany the books. 

Also at the show: Hodder Education, Practical Pre-School Books, LearningBook Ltd.

 

SERVICES 

Contact Group, provider of communication and data services to over 3,000 nurseries, schools and academies in the UK, will be holding a prize draw for one attendee to win a huge plush teddy bear. Contact Group’s products include Call Parents, a parental engagement platform including messaging and payment options, and OurSchoolsApp, a secure and personalised app for parents featuring news, an integrated calendar and free push notifications. The group will also be offering 20 per cent off its OurSchoolsApp.

Also at the show: Auditel, Childcare Choices, Famly, Fantastic Services, Good Start Great Start from Middlesex University, Little Urchins, NiceSmile School and Nursery Photographers, The School Renovation Company.

 

CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT

Blossom Educational will be showcasing many new features as part of its digital assessment, parent communication and nursery admin platform, which aims to streamline processes to combat the challenges of a paper-based system to better track and monitor children’s progress. Blossom will also be displaying its new ParentApp, created by early years owners, managers and consultants. Blossom is offering a 30 per cent discount voucher at the show, and all new members will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win an iPad Mini and an annual subscription.

Kinderly, the online learning journal and accounting software company, will be offering a 15 per cent discount worth up to £420 off its annual subscription, as well as the chance to win an iPad on each day of the show.

Also at the show: eyLog, Octopus Journals.

 

TRAINING

The University of Greenwich is holding a free prize draw to win £25 worth of book vouchers, as well as offering personal guidance and advice on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from academics.

Azilo.com will be showcasing its newly developed, eco-friendly training and compliance tracking tool for the first time at the Nursery World Show. Azilo.com aims to reduce the cost and time spent delivering CPD training and tracking staff’s qualifications, while allowing organisations to create and deliver their own training specific to their setting. It also offers staff access to discounts at high street shops, cinemas, restaurants and for days out around the country. Azilo.com will be offering a free 30-day trial and a prize draw to win a luxury hamper at the show.

Dingley's Promise has developed a training programme for early years practitioners who want to include children with SEND more effectively and make their whole setting more inclusive. The course is online, with practical activities and a forum to exchange ideas, and takes 120 hours over four months to complete. The course is accredited by ncfe at Level 3. Delegates can meet the team behind the training, learn more about what it can offer them, and sign up at an introductory rate of £495. 

The Communication Trust will be presenting its new free CPD online short course, ‘An introduction to speech, language and communication’, which has been redeveloped to be tailored to the needs of practitioners working across four different educational pathways; early years, primary, secondary or further education. The trust will also exhibit its ‘One Stop Guide’ to commissioning speech and language therapy services for early years settings.

Advisors from Europe’s largest provider of Montessori training in Europe, Montessori Centre International, will be on hand to answer questions about how their full-time, part-time and online courses can set you up for a career working in Montessori and early years settings. 

Get 20 per cent off CACHE Alumni membership at the Nursery World Show. CACHE Alumni is an exclusive professional membership service designed to support CACHE qualified practitioners, delivery centres and employers in early years education. CACHE Alumni is packed with tools and resources to help early years practitioners continue their learning journeys and achieve their career aspirations. The service includes CPD opportunities, career information, job search and offers. 

Also at the show: Autism Education Trust, Canterbury Christ Church University, Early Start Group, I CAN Charity, PrATiQ™ The Centre of Development, Threads of Success - Kent County Council, MCW Consulting, Morris & Simmons Education, NEyTCO, Omnia Training Solutions, Parenta, University of Bedfordshire, University of East London.

 

RECRUITMENT

The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is inviting practitioners who are interested in working with them to experience a model LEYF nursery in the Early Years Careers Zone (see below) with the help of Community Playthings. LEYF will be using this ‘nursery’ as a place to discuss career opportunities with potential candidates for a range of available roles from apprentices to managers.

Hello Mums is offering an exclusive deal at the show of £11 per hour for the provision of temporary, short-term and permanent nursery staff in London.

Also at the show: Daisy Chain Childcare Recruitment, JBD Recruitment Early Years and Education Agency, Mark Warner, TUI, Yellow Duck Childcare.

 

ORGANISATIONS

The Pre-School Learning Alliance will be offering 10 per cent off membership plus a free gift for anyone who signs up at the show. Visitors to the Alliance’s stand will also have the chance to enter a prize draw to win one of five packs of its specialist publications, each worth over £60.

The education and children’s services group from union Prospect will be offering the opportunity to win a Kindle Fire HD, as well as three months’ free membership to anyone who joins during the show. 

As part of PACEY’s #childcarechampions campaign, the organisation will be celebrating the work of early years childcare providers by inviting visitors to the stand to spin a wheel to reveal prizes ranging from a pack of PACEY crayons to a free paediatric first aid course. And you can pick up a free copy of Childcare Professional magazine, learn about free childcare directory SearchChildcare, or find out about the benefits of PACEY membership, which includes eight free online CPD courses, free support calls and free legal advice. 

Also at the show: nasen, National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), Sport Relief 2018, Voice.

 

NUTRITION AND HEALTH

Action for Children will be exhibiting its voluntary food and drink guidelines for early years settings in England, ‘Eat better, start better’.

Also at the show: The Nursery Catering Company, Oral Health Foundation.

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