Latest News, Policy & Events

One year to fix nursery workforce crisis

Our first NDNA Scotland Workforce Survey has uncovered a workforce crisis, as private and third sector nurseries struggle to recruit the right staff, and the majority face significant challenges keeping the workers they have.

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10% discount on Quality Counts

Raise outcomes for your nursery children and be well-prepared for your next inspection with Quality Counts, our quality improvement scheme for nurseries. Get 10% off this month with code CONF2019 at the checkout too!

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New publication: Children's Well-being

Get tips to tune into your children's emotions and increase levels of well-being with our 'Children's Well-being' publication, written by Stacy Mann, NDNA Associate Trainer, and raise positive outcomes for your children. 

Preparing for your Ofsted inspection 

Discover everything you need to know, to achieve the best Ofsted inspection outcome at your childcare setting with our 'Preparing for your Ofsted Inspection' training courses, taking place across England. 

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Updated membership

We have reviewed and updated our membership documents and terms and conditions, you can see them here.

Positive relationships
with parents

With a new term around the corner - and a new cohort of babies and children likely to be joining your setting - now is an ideal time to reflect on your relationships with parents! 

Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs)

Find out all you need to know about nurseries in our FAQs, collated from questions we get asked by our members and their parents, and updated regularly. For safeguarding concerns, please call 01484 407070 without delay. 

Supporting nurseries across the UK & overseas

NDNA International

Tanishq Sheikh, Early Years Trainer, supports nurseries outside of the UK. in this interview Tanishq speaks to our NDNA International Early Years Adviser, about the childcare sector in India. 

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NDNA England

To support you, we've collated all of our support for nurseries on the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework changes, due in September 2019, from free guides, to training, in one place. 

Access it here

NDNA Scotland

Nurseries in Scotland can now apply for Millie’s Mark, the gold standard in paediatric first aid for childcare. The scheme has been very successful across England since it was launched in September 2016.

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NDNA Cymru

The Welsh Government has announced a £1.2 million small grants scheme. The scheme was included in the £7.7 million made available by the Welsh Government to support the delivery of the Childcare Offer.

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