Childcare students had the chance to find out more about the latest resources in early years education at this year’s Nursery World Show.
The group from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) visited the expo at the Business Design Centre in Islington in February.
Each year the event attracts more than 3,500 visitors and features over 100 stands for organisations in the childcare and early years sector along with expert-led masterclasses and seminars.
Hosted by education publication Nursery World, the show included an Early Years Resources & Learning Zone, Training & Consultancy Zone and, for the first time this year, The Early Years Careers Zone.
Hannah Lister, 18, who is studying for an Introduction to Early Years Certificate Level 2, said: “We had the opportunity to meet other students from different parts of the country and discuss how our courses were going and what our next steps may be.
“Some of us went into The Early Years Careers Zone where we met staff from the London Early Years Foundation, and were able to talk to them about our career aspirations.”
CONEL offers Childcare and Early Years courses from Levels 1 to 3 and a Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner Certificate for those already working in the sector.
Elaine Lee, Lecturer in Early Years, said: “The students browsed the exhibition which was packed with a wide range of companies, organisations and charities all showing the products and services they offer.
“They really enjoyed the Early Years Resources & Learning Zone where the students were able to take part in informative activities and get hands on with new provision too.
“They also took part in a wide variety masterclasses and seminars, and came away overwhelmed by the information and ideas they gained for their future careers.”
- Last Updated: 05 March 2018