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starting your nursery

information and advice for starting a nursery, ideal for both new business starters and those seeking to develop their nursery

Starting your nursery publicationStarting a nursery can be an exciting but daunting experience with so many things to consider. Whether you are acquiring an existing nursery, starting up or have an existing business and are looking to develop it and take it to the next level, this publication can help.

'Your essential guide to starting your nursery' is a comprehensive guide ideal for both new business starters and those seeking continued development of a nursery. Contents include: researching your market, costing the project, premises and regulation, planning your nursery environment and managing the nursery.

Click here to download the contents page and a sample of the starting your nursery publication.

This publication is A4 size and 91 pages.


  • NDNA members - £23.50
  • Non-members - £31.50

Price includes postage to UK delivery address.

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free starting a nursery factsheet

We have also developed a starting a day nursery factsheet with advice and information to help you get started. You can download a copy of this factsheet for free by clicking here and filling out a short online form.

nursery starter pack

If you are thinking about setting up a nursery, you can buy the starting your nursery publication and 12 month membership of NDNA for just £80 - click here for full details on the nursery starter pack.