Coming soon the Early Years Business Zone (EYBZ)

NDNA supported by the Department for Education are due to launch a free online toolkit to help nursery businesses.

 The EYBZ provides a range of tools, advice and industry expertise to help you sustain a healthy business, developed by the sector for the sector. It is scheduled to go live this July and will include:

Business appraisal tool

A diagnostic that will identify potential areas of improvement and provide bespoke recommendations to support sustainability.


Helps decide the most effective methods of deploying staff, based on occupancy and staffing levels.

Financial Management

Review cost control, budgets and forecasts to help optimise income generation and identify potential cost savings.

Additional support

To include an A-Z resources, access to industry expertise and peer to peer support.

Want to know more?

We will host a number of workshops and live webinars to demonstrate the toolkit, join us:

There will be regular updates on this page and we will also keep businesses informed via email and our social media channels; Facebook and Twitter

For any immediate questions please email us at