Press room 

Here you’ll find:
details of how the NDNA press office can help you

how to contact us for interviews or statements
who are the right spokespeople for your story
useful facts about nurseries and childcare

Our press office can assist with a range of queries:

•      Radio and television interviews
Responses to and comments on reports, Government announcements and sector issues
Arranging interviews and comments with nurseries and parents
Information about developments within children’s day nurseries 
Locating day nurseries for filming opportunities
Case studies

Contact our press office

NDNA has a dedicated press officer to arrange interviews or statements. If you would like to find out more, simply contact:

Please call: 01484 407066 or email: /
Rosey James - Monday to Wednesday
Jenny Gibson - Thursday to Friday

If you have an out of hours media query, call 07788 585 502 or 07587 033 568.

Do you need a spokesperson?

We're happy to provide spokespeople for live and pre-recorded interviews in England, Scotland and Wales. Our spokespeople have experience across all types of media and we will always try to accommodate any interview request.  

Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of NDNA

Claire Schofield, Director of Membership, Policy and Communications

Stella Ziolkowski, Director of Quality and Workforce Development

Patricia Hanson, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development    
To arrange to interview one of our spokespeople, please contact our PR and Policy Officers during office hours on 01484 407066 or out of hours on 07788 585 502 or 07587 033 568.

Useful key facts about nurseries and childcare

You may find some of these key facts about the childcare sector useful for your article:

There are 20,816 nurseries in the UK (Nov 2014 figures).

In England, there are 17,900 nurseries (10, 919 private, 5,370 voluntary, 1,611 maintained) caring for around 1 million children. This is a 20% increase in the number of children attending since 2008.
The average number of childcare places per nursery is 45.
60% of mothers with children under 5 are working.  
233,200 people work in full day care - DFE Childcare Providers Survey 2013.
Regulatory framework: Early Years Foundation Stage (0-5 years); Ofsted

In Wales, there are 477 private, voluntary and maintained nurseries.
17,557 workforce across the childcare sector e.g. full day care/sessional care/childminders/crèche etc. - Care Council for Wales Workforce report 2012.
Regulatory framework: Foundation Phase (3-7 years); Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW)

In Scotland, there are 3,783 childcare providers (including all childcare to age 15 – Childcare Inspectorate statistics 2013).
30,250 people in the childcare workforce (excluding childminders) – Scottish Social Services sector report 2013.
Regulatory framework: Curriculum for Excellence (3-18 years) and Pre-Birth to Three; Care Inspectorate (Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland  - SCSWIS)