Frequently Asked Questions


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 free live theatre and any themed zones. There are, however, a range of fees for attending CPD sessions. You can register your interest for next year now.


What subjects will be covered at the Nursery World Show?

The seminar and masterclass programme focuses on a rich mix of vitally 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 2023 programme is available here.


Where is the Nursery World Show?

The Business Design Centre 
52 Upper Street, 
N1 0QH United Kingdom


How can I book a stand?

Please contact exhibition sales manager Clyde Moore ( or submit an enquiry via our contact form.

Is the Nursery World Show on social media?

Yes. For the latest updates and developments about the Nursery World Show, please follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.


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.