Free Childcare Service at Congress: Fun and Educational Activities for your Children!

Attend Congress sessions knowing your child is having fun, learning about life and in safe hands

Aiming to support families attending the ESMO 2019 Congress, the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee (YOC) and the ESMO Women for Oncology Committee (W4O) are delighted to offer free childcare services to all registered participants! 

Following two successful editions at ESMO 2017 and ESMO 2018, the ESMO YOC and the ESMO W4O have again called on Nipperbout, the leading UK-based company which has been delivering world class event childcare at exhibitions, conferences and festivals for over 25 years. You can attend Congress sessions knowing your child is not only having fun but is also in the best of care.

Read what delegates who used the Childcare Service at past ESMO Congresses said about it and its facilities.

How does the Childcare Service work?

  • This is a free service offered to ESMO 2019 delegates by the YOC and W4O Committees
  • The Childcare Service is easy to find, located in the South Access at level -1
  • Children from 0-12 years of age are welcome
  • Children can stay in blocks of up to 4 hours maximum - you may reserve as many blocks as you require
  • Children must be taken out of the childcare service area for meals (water and fresh fruit snacks will be available)
  • Parents must provide nappies and any specific equipment that their children need
  • Daily age-appropriate activities will be organised by Nipperbout
  • The working language of the ESMO Childcare Service is English
  • Parents are encouraged to pre-book childcare place(s) by following the instructions below. Onsite registration will be possible during ESMO. However, places are subject to availability and will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis

How to register your child

  • Please carefully read and follow the registration instructions.

How to register for a creche place

  • The online link, event code and all other important information for registration is contained within the instructions document.
  • On successful completion of the registration, you will receive a confirmation with full details by email.
  • Should there be no space available at the time(s) you have requested you will be notified by email.

Registration deadline: 05 September 2019 
Onsite Registration: Places subject to availability and on a first come, first served basis.

Opening hours

Day Hours
Friday 27 September 2019  08:00-18:00 
Saturday 28 September 2019  07:30-18:00
Sunday 29 September 2019 07:30-18:00
Monday 30 September 2019  08:00-18:00 
Tuesday 1 October 2019  08:45-13:00 

About Nipperbout

ESMO 2017 Event Childcare

Nipperbout has been delivering world-class event childcare to exhibitions, conferences and festivals for over 25 years. During this time, the company and its legendary “Purple People” has grown to be a nationally recognised organisation which cares for over 10,000 children each year.

Nipperbout is the UK’s most trusted provider of mobile crèches and children’s activity entertainment, and the only company of its kind to have been inspected by Ofsted, with an ‘Outstanding’ award every year since 2005.

Nipperbout has supported many clients: European Society of Cardiology, PCS, European Respiratory Society, NASUWT, National Deaf Children’s Society, NUT, TUC, SMA and NCT.

Find out more about ESMO’s childcare providers at

Health and safety

Nipperbout has an ISO 9001-15 rating. Policies and Procedures are regularly reviewed alongside continuous staff training. Rigorous Health and Safety checks take place daily at all events.

Nipperbout staff are qualified first-aiders but are not authorised to administer medicine to children.

Carer/Child ratio

Child's age Ratio
0 – 23 months 1 adult: 2 children
2 years 1 adult: 3 children
3 years and above 1 adult: 5 children

Nipperbout reference contacts

About ESMO Young Oncologists

About ESMO Women for Oncology

ESMO reference contacts

Young Oncologists:
Women for Oncology: