Press releases 2016


23 December 2016
NDNA calls on Scottish Government to fully use the capacity and expertise of the daycare sector, ahead of expanded free childcare 

15 December 2016
Still Christmas shopping? Nursery experts present their last minute under fives’ gift guide 

1 December 2016
Many nurseries will be disappointed with new funding announcement, says NDNA

• 1 December 2016
NDNA welcomes Ofsted Chief Inspector's annual report acknowledging sector funding concerns

• 28 November 2016
Functional skills must be accepted as qualification requirement

• 21 November 2016
Over 100 nurseries sign up for Millie’s Mark

• 7 November 2016
Government should allow parents to use childcare entitlement as a contribution 

 
• 4 November 2016
NDNA and Teletubbies team up for week of fun in UK family homes

• 21 October 2016
NDNA’s Maths Champions programme could help improve numeracy attainment for future school leavers 

• 19 October 2016
Workforce survey 2016 - Government must solve early years recruitment crisis 

• 18 October 2016
Three Dubai nurseries achieve NDNA stringent quality award

• 17 October 2016
Scottish childcare reforms including NDNA proposals are welcome

• 14 October 2016
NDNA and Teletubbies team up for fortnight of fun in UK nurseries and family homes

• 13 October 2016
First nurseries on roll of honour for landmark Millie’s Mark first aid award  

• 30 September 2016
Many nurseries set to see Business Rates rises of 50% or more from April

• 27 September 2016
Scottish Government must fulfil Living Wage ambition in expanding free childcare 

• 27 September 2016
CSSIW Annual Report - NDNA welcomes its focus on quality

• 22 September 2016
It is time for new Government to rethink old promises for 30 ‘free’ hours

• 7 September 2016
Early years sector invited to NDNA funding consultation sessions

• 1 September 2016
Millie's Mark is now open for applications! 

• 23 August 2016
GCSE results day - many nursery practitioners have their fingers crossed

• 16 August 2016
National Minimum Wage - Nurseries urged to ensure they understand rules  

• 15 August 2016
No-go for Pokémon outside nurseries

 
• 11 August 2016
NDNA welcomes funding review proposals which include its recommendations

• 4 August 2016
NDNA to help Early Years practitioners raise the quality of their teaching and demonstrate its impact at inspection

• 4 July 2016
Nurseries and childcare workers shine at the NDNA Nursery Awards 2016

• 1 July 2016
Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah officially launched Millie’s Mark, a new standard for nurseries where all employees are trained in paediatric first aid and have thorough processes in place to keep children safe.

• 27 May 2016

NDNA welcomes funding uplift for York nurseries  

• 25 May 2016
Manager at flood-hit nursery creates children’s book  

• 4 May 2016
York nurseries' withdrawal from 30 free hours scheme is early warning for Government, says NDNA

• 28 April 2016
NDNA says right level of 30 free hours funding is crucial to its success as York nurseries consider pulling out of over low rates

• 28 April 2016
Hundreds of NDNA members will have their say with Government representatives

• 22 April 2016
Shadow Minister joins children for Healthy Body Happy Me campaign

• 20 April 2016
Better hand washing could mean less time off work looking after sick children, says NDNA and Dettol

• 7 April 2016
100s of nurseries taking part in NDNA's Healthy Body Happy Me campaign  

• 4 April 2016
We welcome practical measures in 30-hour consultation

 
• 16 March 2016
Scottish Nurseries have funding shortfall of almost £40k, says landmark NDNA survey

• 8 March 2016
Nurseries in Wales struggling to be sustainable, says landmark NDNA survey

• 2 March 2016
NAO report: Entitlement to Free Early Education and Childcare echoes NDNA's survey report

• 24 February 2016
FACT Childcare Survey - Read our response for all three nations

• 17 February 2016
Annual survey results: Fewer than half nurseries set to offer 30 hours free childcare

• 2 February 2016
Lessons must be learned from 30 hour pilots to tackle barriers to delivery

• 1 February 2016
Nationalising childcare in Scotland would reduce choice

• 29 January 2016
Fantastic opportunity for 120 nurseries to be maths pioneers, free of charge, in exciting NDNA research project 

• 27 January 2016

High quality childcare to help overcome poverty needs sufficient investment


• 26 January 2016

30 hour trials must consider sustainability of nurseries 

• 21 January 2016

Early Learning and Childcare trials to take place in Scotland

• 20 January 2016

We partner with KPMG to offer members great accountancy deal

• 15 January 2016

Free training for nursery practitioners in Scotland

• 15 January 2016

NDNA local nursery network leaders discuss implications of 30 free hours

• 11 January 2016
Ofsted fees need to be fair and reflect pressures facing nurseries

•  6 January 2016
Prevention is about reaching a child in their first years  

 
 • 5 January 2016
Congratulations to our members honoured in New Year list  

• 4 January 2016
NDNA Trustee honoured in New Year List