Latest News, Policy & Events

10% off The Consortium’s entire stationery range

For the whole of September members can receive an additional 10% off all stationery products. Simply log in to your dedicated NDNA account here and add NDNAST10 when you place your order online.  Hurry – offer ends 30 September!

Closures jump by two thirds since 30 hours

Government underfunding of the 30-hour funded childcare policy has increased nursery closures by 66%. We mapped closures since three and four-year-olds of working parents were given 30 funded hours per week across England from September 2017.

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Support business rates relief

In Scotland and Wales nurseries receive some rates relief, we need your help to call for the same in England. Download our suggested social posts to encourage your parents to sign a petition here.

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New guidance on inspecting safeguarding in early years settings

The DfE has issued new guidance for Ofsted inspectors to use when inspecting safeguarding under the Common Inspection Framework. View the updates a in our Knowledge Hub.

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Join us

NDNA's membership has been created specifically for nurseries: to support your business and help you provide the best-quality care and learning for your children.


We've launched four new activity guides; Number ActivitiesShape, Space and MeasureWriting and Reading or buy a handy bundle, mapped against the EYFS.


Get 20% off one order in 2018 and 10% off all orders with TTS and The Consortium as an NDNA member. 

Supporting nurseries across the UK & overseas


We help childcare settings across the world to excel by passing on our knowledge and training in every aspect of early years education.  All based on the English childcare curriculum, the EYFS.

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NDNA England

The Department for Education (DfE) have published the evaluation report of the first year of the 30 hour childcare policy.  NDNA is disappointed with the Governments findings on the policy. 

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NDNA Scotland

Before our NDNA Scotland member event we will be running a training session on Outdoor Maths and Literacy, exploring the developmental benefits of outdoor maths and literacy for children. 

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NDNA Cymru

A Business Wales Childcare Grant is open to childcare providers to create new childcare places and places for those with additional needs to support the Welsh Government’s 30 Hour Childcare Offer.