London Early Years and Primary Teaching Exhibition, sponsored by The Times Educational Supplement and Nursery World, is at The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH.
Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1, 10am-5pm; Sunday October 2, 10am-3.30pm.
Cost: The exhibition is free. Seminars cost pound;10 in advance and pound;15 on the day www.teachingexhibitions.co.uk Tel: 01923 690 646.
* This year's London exhibition will feature more than 170 stands with all the latest information from the top early years and primary professionals, as well as the newest equipment, resources and ideas as well as a wide range of seminars to help busy teachers start the new term with new ideas.
The seminar programme includes a one-day conference, Potential of a Puddle, for foundation stage teachers. Running from 11am to 4pm on Friday, the day focuses on outdoor play, with practical ideas, ways to motivate staff and a hands-on workshop. Places cost pound;95 including a buffet lunch.
Seminars cover national curriculum subjects such as science and maths, as well as broader themes such as working with parents and carers, storytelling, and learning to learn.
Montessori Schools Association national conference Part of the London Early Years and Primary Teaching exhibition on Saturday October 1, 9.30am-5.30pm
Ticket price: pound;40 for MSA members; pound;75 non-members. Places are limited.
* The conference theme of creativity will be highlighted through talks and workshops. Keynote speakers are Peggy McClatchie of St Nicholas Montessori College in Ireland and Dr Marlene Barron, head of West Side Montessori School in New York. Creative workshops look at music, yoga and make-believe art - the art of storytelling and story acting.