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Speaker highlights at Childcare & Education Expo London 2023

  • Speaker highlights at Childcare & Education Expo London 2023

Childcare & Education Expo will be kicking off its first show of 2023 in a matter of weeks at Olympia London (Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March), and you can book your free place today.

The seminar programme will cover a range of subjects, from the public perception of early education, to child behaviour, communication, language, movement and play.

International speaker sessions

The show will welcome two exciting international speakers. Behavioural specialist and founder of the ‘Phoenix Cups’ approach to guiding behaviour, Sandi Phoenix, will be flying from Australia to teach educators how to reframe their behaviour management practices.

International consultant and author of seven books focused on the environmental design of early childhood places Dr Sandra Duncan will be speaking on the ‘Honeycomb Hypothesis’.

The hypothesis is grounded in Piaget’s theory of cognition and Wilson’s theory of biophilia (a human instinct to connect with nature) and will provide an understanding of the connection between learning, movement, play and nature. 

Special guests

Renowned early years consultant Alice Sharp will be delivering a seminar on both Friday and Saturday at the show. On Friday, visitors will learn about provocations for play and on Saturday, get ready to read as Alice explores the importance of literacy-rich environments for children.

CBeebies presenter Ben Faulks (AKA Mr Bloom) will be delivering two free workshops across both days, taking a fun approach to storytelling and using his two years of performing experience to reveal how you can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary in childcare practice.

Fan favourites

Ben Kingston-Hughes, director of Inspired Children, is returning to the show with his new partner, Harriet Thomas – founder of Boogie Mites. Together, they will take you on a fascinating journey into neuroscience and biology, to highlight the importance of music in child development.

In 2022 at Childcare & Education Expo Midlands, a panel on understanding and supporting children’s behaviour, communication and language needs saw an outstanding positive and emotional reaction. Due to its success, the thought-provoking panel will make a return at the London show, featuring the following panellists:

Dr. Sue Allingham: independent consultant at Early Years Out of the Box

Cheryl Bedding: director of Aperion Training

Dr. Mine Conkbayir: award-winning author, trainer, and early years consultant

Paul Moore: CPD manager at Busy Bees Education & Training

Andrea Sofroniou: EYFS and education consultant at Posiquisitive Children Ltd

Matt Bawler: early years development lead at The Villa School & Nursery.

You can discover more about the content-rich programme at Childcare & Education Expo London 2023, and the speakers included, here.

And don’t forget to book your free ticket to the live show here.