Frequently Asked Questions

Swapcard (the virtual platform)


How do I find my way around Nursery World Show Virtual?

Watch this short video to see how to find your way around Swapcard, the Nursery World Show Virtual platform.

How do I attend Nursery World Show Virtual?

Register your free place here. From 29th January, you will be given access to the virtual event platform, Swapcard, where you can create your visitor profile and build your bespoke agenda. Building a strong profile will offer you a variety of benefits, including allowing speakers/exhibitors to better understand who you are, as well as your interests and needs. It will also enable you to connect with AI-recommended speakers/exhibitors.

I haven't received my email from Swapcard, what do I do?

Please ensure you have saved as a safe sender or check your spam box to ensure you don’t miss your welcome email. Alternatively, you can log in here.

How do I register for sessions?

Live Theatre sessions and roundtables are free to attend. You can register your free place on these sessions when you log into the virtual platform, Swapcard, and navigate to the 'Programme' tab.

By registering your free place in the platform, you will be able to download your personal schedule from the 'My Event' tab to add to your personal calendar to receive notifications when the sessions are about to start.

CPD seminars and masterclasses must be purchased to access.

CPD seminars and masterclasses


Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

The seminar and masterclass programme at Nursery World Show Virtual is CPD certified. All visitors who attend a seminar or masterclass will be emailed their certificate after the show.


How do I pay for seminars or masterclasses?

Seminar and masterclass 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 Rebekah Marnell.

You can register your free place and purchase seminars and masterclasses here.


How do I watch my CPD seminars?

The CPD seminars you have purchased will be under your 'My CPD' tab on the virtual event platform, Swapcard. To watch your CPD seminars, just navigate to the session under your 'My CPD' tab when the session is about to begin.

I can't make the timing of my CPD seminar or masterclass, can I watch it on demand?

Yes, all CPD seminars and masterclasses will be available to watch on demand for three months after the event. The content will be available to watch from the week following the event.

Will I be able to purchase CPD sessions after the live show?

Yes, booking for CPD seminars and masterclasses will remain open for three months after the show takes place.

Will I receive handouts from my CPD seminar/masterclass?

If handouts are provided by the speaker, you will be able to download these from where you watch the session on Swapcard. Please note, not all speakers provide handouts.



How can I book a stand?

Find out more about exhibiting at Nursery World Show Virtual here.

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

Here at MA Exhibitions (organisers of the Nursery World Show and Nursery World Show Virtual), 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.



Who can attend Nursery World Show Virtual?

Nursery World Show Virtual is for everyone in the early years community. The seminars, masterclasses and exhibitor-led workshops are relevant to all roles within and connected to this sector.


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

Nursery World Show Virtual is free to attend – all visitors have full access to the online exhibition, product marketplace and exhibitor-led workshops. There is a range of fees for attending seminars and/or masterclasses:

Seminars cost £19 +VAT each and masterclasses cost £99 +VAT each. These can be purchased by logging into your registration here.


What subjects will be covered at Nursery World Show Virtual?

The seminar and masterclass programme, compiled by the editorial team at Nursery World, will focus on a rich mix of vitally important topics central to early years best practice and policy.

All the sessions will be 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 programme is available here.


Is Nursery World Show Virtual on social media?

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


When is Nursery World Show Virtual?

The content programme will be released on 5th and 6th February 2021. If you're unable to make these dates, the content will still be available to view for three months after the event, along with access to the virtual exhibition.