Parental Information



SOA22 is a baby-friendly event and this year there will be a dedicated baby room for delegates and their babies.


This year's congress will feature;

  • Soft play
  • Baby sensory toys
  • Building Blocks
  • Toddler role play toys
  • Books
  • Play/activity mats
  • Push along walkers
  • ‘Ride on’ trikes
  • Baby bouncer chairs
  • Soft foam mat
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Private nursing space


Registered delegates will be able to bring a companion to aid you with your little ones whilst you attend sessions. Please note the companion ticket will only allow access to the baby room, it does not allow access to the conference sessions or the exhibition hall.


Please note:

  • There will be no childminders or babysitters on site in the baby room.
  • Parents are advised not to leave their children unaccompanied.
  • The room is suitable for babies up to 3 years old.


Babysitting Services

If you want to enjoy a night out in Belfast, Lullaby Nannies & Childcare offers a babysitting service.  All of their childcare nannies hold paediatric first aid certificates. Their team is made up of mainly current or retired NHS nurses and midwives with a few childcare qualified staff. 


1 child: £11 per hour + booking fee 

2 children: £13 + booking fee 

3 children: £15 per hour + booking fee 


More than 4 children please contact us for the rate as more than one babysitter may be required 


To book a babysitter please get in touch on;

WhatsApp: +44 7732 049922

T: +44 28 9072 6118



We look forward to welcoming you and your baby!




*It is the responsibility of the parent/s or legal guardian/s of the children to determine the appropriate and suitable products for their child. While SOA are committed to providing safe toys from safe third party Suppliers it disclaims any and all liability arising from the mishandling of products and wrong usage of the same.

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