The Childcare & Education Virtual Summit is Back

The Childcare & Education Virtual Summit is Back


Childcare & Education Expo are thrilled to announce the return of their next Virtual Summit on the 27th November 2021, supported by Platinum Sponsor – Pebble!

Following a string of successful Virtual Summits since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the team at Childcare & Education Expo have been taking the digital world by storm. The online events received overwhelming feedback requesting that the company keeps hold of their new digital side – influencing the decision to keep the Virtual Summits ongoing.

As always, tickets to the show suit all budgets and preferences, with the option to pay for the entire programme or just your favourite sessions. Attendees can choose from six inspirational seminars and three exciting panel sessions, with the option to watch on-demand after the live show for no extra cost.

This Summit, the topic of science comes to life! Fan favourite and Managing Director of Inspired Children, Ben Kingston-Hughes, will be delving into the neuroscience behind creativity and play. After a sellout session at the live show – this is a speaker you won’t want to miss. Sandi Phoenix, Principal Facilitator at Phoenix Support for educators is coming to your screens all the way from Australia, to discuss how 21st century psychology can aid solutions for behaviour and benefit psychological wellbeing.

Looking to promote the inclusion of all children in childcare practice is Sejal Payne, Independent Education Consultant at Sejal Payne Education and Cheryl Bedding, Director at The Early Years Collective. Sharing her unique perspective and experiences on parenting a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cheryl will be enabling the audience to reflect on the care, support and environments they provide for children within their settings. Sejal will examine the key challenges in regards to race, ethnicity and culture – advising how childcare settings can value, embrace and celebrate the rich experiences, culture and languages of diverse communities.

Across three panel sessions, some of the leading names within the sector will be discussing the future of early years, how to enact sustainable practice and how to effectively deliver the EYFS with the support from the Birth to 5 Matters guidance. Other speakers include;

Sarah Mackenzie – Chief Strategy Officer at N Family Club

Clare Roberts – CEO at Kids Planet Day Nurseries

Purnima Tanuku OBE – Chief Executive at National Days Nurseries

Cheryl Hadland – Founder & MD at Tops Day Nurseries and GECCO

June O’Sullivan MBE – CEO at London Early Years Foundation

Kim Esnard – Director at The Early Years Collective

Michael Freeston – Director of Quality Improvement at Early Years Alliance

Professor. Christine Pascal OBE – Director at the Centre for Research in Early Childhood

Ann Marie Christian - International Safeguarding Consultant and Trainer

Plus so many more!


This month, Raffle Sponsor Community Playthings, will be providing a handcrafted fire engine to one lucky winner – made intentionally simple and open-ended, robust and beautiful to allow children the freedom to use their imaginations, to develop and grow. Sponsors Creative Steps Magazine and Mrs Mactivity will also be providing attendees with free access to their craft and phonics resources.


Find out more and register for your ticket here.


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