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ESMO Congress 2023: Childcare Service


Childcare Service at ESMO 2023: Attend sessions knowing your child is having fun, learning about life and is in safe hands

The ESMO Young Oncologists Committee (YOC) and the ESMO Women for Oncology Committee (W4O) know that focusing on the Congress can be challenging for families and are therefore delighted to offer a Childcare Service to all registered participants as a membership benefit.

Partnering once again with Nipperbout, the UKs leading event childcare company, participants can focus on the congress programme knowing that their children are nearby, entertained and in safe hands.

Nipperbout will provide a wide variety of age-appropriate activities for children up to the age of 12.

Step into the world of Nipperbout – view pictures from previous ESMO Congresses and read what delegates who used the Childcare Service had to say.

How does the Childcare Service work?

  • The service is offered to ESMO 2023 delegates by the YOC and W4O Committees
  • The Childcare Service is located close to the Congress entrance in Hall 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 for meals (water and fresh fruit snacks will be available)
  • Parents must provide nappies and anything specific that their children may need (excluding medicines)
  • 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. On-site 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

Registration deadline: 6 October 2023
On-site registration: Places are subject to availability and on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, please open the instructions document where you will find the online link, event code and all other important information.

Open instructions document to register for the Childcare Service

  • On submitting your registration, you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your request. If you do not receive this email, please contact registration@nipperbout.com
  • Should there be no space available at the time(s) you have requested you will be notified by email

Opening hours



Friday, 20 October 2023


Saturday, 21 October 2023


Sunday, 22 October 2023


Monday, 23 October 2023


Tuesday, 24 October 2023


Carer/Child ratio

Child’s age


0 – 3 years

1 adult: 2 children

4 years and above

1 adult: 5 children

About Nipperbout

Nipperbout has been delivering world-class event childcare to exhibitions, conferences, and festivals for 30 years. During this time, the company and its legendary “Purple People” has grown and now 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 it’s kind to be regularly inspected by Ofsted, the Scottish Care Commission and the Belfast Trust, with consistent outcomes of “Good” and “Excellent’.

Nipperbout has provided Childcare Services for: European Society of Cardiology, The Cannes Lions Festival, Shop Talk Europe, The European Association for Cancer Research, The European Respiratory Society, The Society for Experimental Biology  The National Deaf Children’s Society, National Educational Union, The Labour party,  The National Childbirth Trust and many others.

Find out more about ESMO’s Childcare Service provider.

Health and safety

Nipperbout policies and procedures are regularly reviewed alongside continuous staff training. Rigorous Health and Safety checks are carried out daily at all events.

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

Nipperbout reference contacts


About ESMO Young Oncologists

About ESMO Women for Oncology

ESMO reference contacts

Young Oncologists:  yoc@esmo.org
Women for Oncology: communication@esmo.org

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