Press releases 2017

16 November 2017
Chancellor's Budget: don't forget plight of nurseries

 9 November 2017
Children need more risky play – NDNA welcomes Ofsted comments  

7 November 2017
Child Protection course accredited to Level 2

1 November 2017
Scrap business rates for nurseries in Wales to enable 30 hours childcare delivery

24 October 2017
New programme to encourage young unemployed into childcare  

22 September 2017
Please support this petition to scrap business rates for nurseries in England

15 September 2017
NDNA launches business tool to support childcare providers
 
7 September 2017
Clangers and NDNA support UK families in promoting kindness

7 September 2017
Tulip Siddiq to lead new cross-party childcare and early education group
 
7 September 2017
Get up to date on all the sector news at NDNA’s free regional events this autumn 
 
22 August 2017
Review recommends Scottish Government exempts nurseries from business rates 
 
11 August 2017
New research: most nurseries offering 30 hours funded childcare limiting places or making charges to parents

11 August 2017
NDNA’s Chief Executive, Purnima Tanuku, is delighted to become an ambassador for Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

9 August 2017
Celebrations as 100th nursery achieves Millie’s Mark

 18 July 2017
DfE publishes new guidance for 30 hours scheme

 14 July 2017
Nurseries now closing ahead of 30 hours due to low funding and wider business pressures

3 July 2017
New shadow minister for early years announced

30 June 2017
40p-per-hour increase is totally inadequate to make 30 hours viable for many nurseries, says NDNA

 27 June 2017
Welsh Government Minister visits nursery to talk through sector issues and future hopes

21 June 2017
Scottish Parliamentary Committee to contact Government and councils over bid to abolish or freeze business rates for nurseries

20 June 2017
Stay safe in the heat

13 June 2017
We welcome plans for piloting new Childcare Offer in Wales

25 May 2017
NDNA delighted to welcome 31 Barnardo’s operated nurseries as new members

17 May 2017
Latest speakers at NDNA conference: Olympic athlete and food entrepreneur 

 
15 May 2017
NDNA calls on all political parties to invest in childcare and simplify funding with its Childcare Passport idea

12 May 2017
NDNA joins forces with other top childcare organisations to issue joint call to political parties

18 April 2017
England nursery survey results: 30 hours free childcare promise in danger

4 April 2017
Welsh childcare sector most fragile in GB warns NDNA

23 March 2017
Shortage of nurseries offering 1140 ‘free’ hours unless Scottish Government acts now

16 March 2017
Smelly Monday to Feeling Friday … NDNA’s nursery health and wellbeing campaign makes great sense

14 March 2017
More providers rated good or outstanding

3 March 2017
NDNA says Department for Education must rethink unworkable Model Agreement before time runs out to make 30 hours a success

3 March 2017
NDNA delighted at Minister’s announcement on return of functional skills option for childcare students 

27 February 2017
Blast off with NDNA for British Science Week

21 February 2017
Members get DBS discounts with NDNA partner uCheck 

17 February 2017
Early implementers delivering 30 hours pilots will speak at NDNA spring events  

14 February 2017
Second round of nurseries achieve Millie’s Mark first aid award

8 February 2017
Councils unsure about delivering 30 hours: FACT report

2 February 2017
NDNA fighting for better deal as many nurseries in Scotland face huge Business Rates rises

2 February 2017
Families must be free to choose the best preschool place for them says NDNA as report highlights drop in objections against school allocation policies

27 January 2017
NDNA says: “We all want 30 hours to work but funding is inadequate” as Government announces more trials

20 January 2017
NDNA launches FREE Government-backed online courses to help nursery staff working with children with SEND

13 January 2017
NDNA launches new online course to help nurseries promote positive behaviour in under-fives

11 January 2017
Scottish early learning and childcare can only be transformed with sufficient investment

10 January 2017
Capital funding project a big vote of confidence in the sector

6 January 2017
From making spoon puppets to playing archaeologists … new NDNA publication to inspire creative activity in nurseries in 2017