We are very excited to announce that GECCO will be hosting the Washable Nappies: A Sustainable Future for Childcare conference, running 5th November 2021. We consider this to be a brilliant opportunity to explore, share and discover how reusable nappies can, and do, benefit both our children and our natural world and to discuss the practicalities of using them in Early Years settings.

Cheryl Hadland, founder of GECCO and Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training Team, will be hosting the day starting at 10am, accompanied by a series of speakers presenting on the topic of washable nappies in early years settings, from a variety of viewpoints (natural world’s, financially, the practicalities). The conference is aimed at childcare providers, who are interested in using washable nappies within their setting or are curious to find out more around this approach.

GECCO will also be holding a “fireside chat” session during the day with Tops Day Nurseries nursery managers who have been trialling washable nappies within their settings, to discuss what has and hasn’t worked for them, offering first-hand feedback; these sessions will be an open forum for questions.

Guest speakers include:

  • Elisabeth Whitebread – Head of Purpose at Bambino Mio and Head of Political & Public Affairs at the Nappy Alliance
  • Louise Lloyd-Evans – Managing Director of Young Friends Nature Nursery & Founder of SNAP

Tickets cost £5 and allow the delegate to attend all sessions throughout the day, as well as unlimited access to recordings of the sessions for three months post-event. Tickets are available to purchase at Eventbrite.