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Who can attend the Nursery World Show?

The Nursery World Show is for everyone in the early years community and is relevant to all roles within and connected to this sector. Please note that children under 16 are allowed at the event under the supervision of an adult, but are strictly not permitted to access any of the seminars or masterclasses.

No children under 18 are allowed on site during the show’s set up or breakdown.

How much does it cost to attend the Nursery World Show?

The Nursery World Show is free to attend – all visitors have full access to the exhibition, the Keynote session on both days, the free live theatre and any themed zones. There are, however, a range of fees for attending CPD sessions. 

How do I book CPD Seminars?

Once you have registered for the show, please select the seminar(s) of your choice and proceed to payment. This can be via card or invoice.

What subjects will be covered at the Nursery World Show?

The seminar programme focuses on a rich mix of important topics central to early years best practice and policy.

All the sessions are delivered by well-renowned early years experts and will be informative and educational with a view that all attendees can take away new ideas to put into practice straightaway. The full 2024 programme is available here.

Where is the Nursery World Show?

The Business Design Centre 
52 Upper Street, 
N1 0QH

United Kingdom

What are the opening times of the show?

The Nursery World Show 2024 takes place on Friday 2 February and Saturday 3 February. The show will be open from 9.30am until 4.30pm on Friday and 9.30am until 3.30pm on Saturday.

Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

The seminar programme at the Nursery World Show is CPD certified. All visitors who attend a seminar will be emailed their certificate after the show. It is vital that your badge is scanned as you enter the seminar room so that a record is kept of your attendance.

How do I pay for CPD sessions?

Seminar places should be booked online and paid for by debit or credit card. There are NO administration fees. If you are unable to pay by card and require an invoice to be supplied, please contact Daniel Cook.

For seminars booked onsite during the show, payment can be taken both by cash and card.

Are refreshments available at the Nursery World Show?

Yes. There will be a catering point on the main exhibition floor serving tea, coffee, cold drinks and sandwiches. On the Gallery Level, visitors can also eat at the Gallery Restaurant. 

Is there disabled access at the Nursery World Show?

Yes. The Business Design Centre has disabled access throughout the venue. Find out more here.

If you require additional support such as a signer, please contact us prior to the show and we can try and arrange this for you.

I've been receiving emails from external marketing and data companies. Are they legitimate?

Here at MA Exhibitions (organisers of the Nursery World Show), we have recently become aware of a series of fraudulent emails to speakers and exhibitors from companies claiming to be officially partnered with the show, offering marketing services, access to the show's data and/or hotel reservation services. We are not in any way affiliated with these companies and advise you to ignore their emails and avoid clicking on any links contained within them. Your security is important to us, so if you're unsure whether or not an email you have received is fraudulent, please get in touch and we'd be happy to verify it for you. We would also like to reassure you that we do not release, sell or share any data related to the Nursery World Show with any outside parties. Find out more here.

Will photos and video be taken at the Nursery World Show?

Yes, photos and video will be taken by our official photographer and videographer to be used in publicity materials by the Mark Allen Group. By registering for the Nursery World Show you are agreeing to have any photographs or videos taken of you to be used in next year's marketing.

I've heard there is a train strike happening. Will this affect the show?

Following news of the planned rail strike on 2 & 3 February, we are pleased to confirm that the Nursery World Show will go ahead as planned. With the early notice of the strike, we hope everyone will be able to plan ahead and make alternative arrangements.
Suggestions to minimise disruption to your journey include:

  • Planning ahead and allowing plenty of time to get to the Show
  • Having registration badges printed and ready to minimise delays once onsite at the Show
  • London Underground Services will be running as normal and will not be affected by strike action, though may be busier than usual. Angel Tube station is nearest and is just a short walk away from the BDC.  You can plan head by using the TfL Journey Planner to access the best journey to the venue
  • Check with local colleagues / schools and education settings to see who else is coming to the show and arrange group travel. 
  • 50 free car parking spaces are available for visitors at the BDC on a first come first served basis
  • To check if a free space is available and book a free parking space please email or  with your name, vehicle registration and mobile number. 
  • Please Note: Free car parking is only available when the instructions above are followed. Free parking is not available without pre-booking using this process, or if you arrive on-site without following instructions above. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Nursery World Show 2024.


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