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Nurseries from the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain attended NDNA's international Going Global event and learned how to make a success of the EYFS on Monday 13 March 2017 in Dubai. 

In the opening Going Global session, delegates thinking of expanding their nurseries into the UK walked away with a detailed knowledge of the UK nursery market plus the top 10 tips for expansion, from Christie & Co's Courteney Donaldson.

The Make a Success of the EYFS conference was opened by our own CEO Purnima Tanuku, then four speakers then gave practical advice and examples on what the EYFS curriculum looks and feels like in practice and how to implement it successfully, developing a high quality nursery and how technology can bring children closer to parents.


When you own or manage a nursery, we know it's a huge part of your life
We know you have huge responsibilities, but you also enjoy great rewards in making a real difference to the children in your care.

NDNA is the British charity, designed to support and advise nurseries throughout the UK and the world. We help childcare settings in many different countries to excel by passing on our knowledge and training, in every aspect of early years education, based on the English childcare curriculum (the Early Years Foundation Stage or EYFS).

Thousands of nurseries are already members of NDNA
From Spain to Bulgaria; Singapore to India and Dubai, our members are a community of nursery owners, managers and practitioners. The aim is to provide high-quality care and learning, to make a difference and improve the quality of life of children all over the world. 

The NDNA Training Directory

Choose from NDNA's early years training, reflecting the latest policy, legislation and best practice.

The UK’s Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills has released a new, short video on what teaching and play means in an early years setting:

Watch the video

If you’d like to develop your understanding of what high quality provision should look like, and how to consult with children, have a look at our ‘Supporting 3-5 year olds in the EYFS’ online training course. 

Partnership Opportunities

NDNA has members in 22 different countries, and demand for our services is rising. 

If you are a trainer, consultancy or business owner who would like to work with NDNA to provide resources and training to help deliver the EYFS in your country, we’d love to hear from you Contact us  
We currently work with World Academies and The World Forum Foundation.

Host a training course at your nursery and receive free training  

Can you provide space for 20+ delegates? Then you could host an NDNA training event and receive free places for your staff team. Contact us, selecting the international option in the drop down box, for more details.

Why follow the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) runs throughout the English childcare curriculum, and we believe it provides the best standards of childcare in the world.
It sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well, ensures children are kept healthy and safe, and that children have the knowledge and skills they need to start school. That’s why we map all of our training against the EYFS. If there are any changes, we reflect them immediately in our training so you'll always have the latest guidance from this fantastic curriculum.

As a nursery, following the English curriculum is a great selling point to parents, and will set you apart from other nurseries

If you want to follow the EYFS, we'll give you everything you need so you can take the best of the EYFS that fits with your country’s regulations and follow the plan that secures great outcomes for children in the UK.

When you join NDNA as an international member, you'll get our FREE Introduction to the EYFS course, plus discounts on all other training. 

What does NDNA membership give you?

When you join NDNA as an International member, for just £65 per year, your nursery will receive:

  • Free online course ‘Introduction to EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)’
  • Annual subscription to Nursery News: NDNA’s membership magazine, full of inspiring stories, useful tips and information delivered directly to your inbox
  • Over 60 policy and procedure templates, mapped against the EYFS that may help you to run a successful nursery school. Sample templates include: child protection, parent contracts, taking children out for the day, health and safety, giving medication and much more
  • Discounts on a range of NDNA training and publications to support nursery teachers with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

hen you join NDNA’s International Membership, your nursery will receive:

tried and tested policies and procedures to guide you
When you join NDNA’s International Membership, your nursery will receive:

tried and tested policies and procedures to guide you
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Quality improvement


Stand out from the competition with NDNA’s online international quality improvement scheme

NDNA’s international quality improvement scheme: eQuality Counts, is a highly respected step by step guide, with 15 sections ranging from safeguarding and working with parents, to working with babies and health and safety.  Each section guides you through how to offer the best education to your children, plus you’ll have a dedicated mentor to give you support over the phone. eQuality Counts is undertaken by nurseries who want to demonstrate they’ve achieved the highest levels of childcare and want to show parents that they’re leading the way in early years excellence. 

Learn more about eQuality Counts

NDNA Training

Improve your quality of care by improving your own learning

Evidence shows that well-qualified and skilled staff deliver better childcare practice, so it’s vital that you have access to the best available training and support.

When you join NDNA as an International member, you’ll receive free, best practice policies and procedures and discounts off all training courses, which can more than pay for the cost of your annual membership.
All NDNA training is developed by Early Years Advisers with years of experience, and are all based on the EYFS. 

Our training can be done online and face to face: we can train you in the UK, or we can come to you to deliver a programme of training.

We often welcome International nurseries to the UK to benefit from our face to face training, such as our popular EYFS and the Learning and Developing Requirements course. Plus we can arrange visits to high performing UK nurseries to help you to see best practice in action and how to deliver the EYFS. 
Read about our visit from a group of 30 Czech teachers to five UK nurseries.

Visit our shop to buy NDNA online training on our Development Zone and publications and download our FREE member factsheets. To book any of our face to face training courses, please contact us, selecting the international option in the drop down box.

To access your FREE member course, go to our Development Zone. All NDNA online training bought in our shop is accessed in the Development Zone too.

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International membership is just £65!

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World Forum on Early Care and Education 2017

NDNA Members receive an exclusive discount on the 2017 World Forum on Early Care and Education

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