Childcare and accessibility at QED

Posted by QED at 6:00pm on July 26th 2017

We are always looking for ways to make QED as accessible as possible for as many people as possible. At every QED since 2013 we have offered a crèche facility, helping make our event more accessible to parents who would like to attend QED.

For £75 – the price of a concession ticket – we provide two full days of childcare, with fully-screened and registered professional childcare workers. All QED childcare workers have current DBS (formerly CRB) clearance, allowing us to accommodate all children up to the age of 12, including children with disabilities. Children over the age of 12 are welcome in the main event areas, accompanied by a responsible adult.

To allow us to book the external childcare professionals we need, registration for the creche must be in by August 21st, 2017.

To register your child for the crèche, buy your child a concession ticket at the same time as buying your adult ticket and then email to let us know you want your child to use the crèche.

QED also tries to cater to other accessibility needs, too. All event spaces are wheelchair accessible, with reserved seating for attendees with mobility issues. Event spaces feature an induction loop, for attendees who use a hearing aid. QED is guide dog-friendly, and printed material is available in fully-accessible PDF formats, for attendees with visual impairments.

This year at QED, there will be a designated quiet space, for attendees who feel they need somewhere to go to take a little time to relax, away from the crowds.

We want all of our attendees to feel comfortable and able to enjoy the event fully, regardless of accessibility. If there’s anything we can do to make QED more accessible for you, feel free to get in touch and we’ll do everything we can.

Tickets for QED are available now, priced £109, or £75 for students and the under 18s.