Latest News, Policy & Events

Let's get it right for early years

Nurseries need the next government to get it right for early years. But we need you to help us change the system. So act now. Tell your local election candidates why childcare matters. Access our free resources to do this including our manifesto for early years here.  

Nursery warning – potential scam alert

A member has contacted us after an organisation called the 'UK nursery Association' sent them a renewal letter and invoice. 

We believe this is a scam and advise you to report any letters or emails you receive to us by emailing

Make business rates cut a reality

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Conference a review of business rates across all sectors of the economy. We have argued for years that nursery businesses should be exempt from paying unfair business rates which were designed as a tax on space in shops, warehouses and factories.
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Out now: Nursery News magazine

Your latest edition of membership magazine Nursery News is out now! Our September/October 2019 edition features recruitment support from Bambini Recruitment, the dress code debate and how you can get involved in The Daily Mile™ at your nursery. 

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We've launched two new factsheets free to members. Download 'Brexit - Preparing your nursery to leave the EU' and Ofsted Inspection Framework trends (2019)' in our online shop.

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Outdoor play
all year round 

As the seasons change there are lots of learning possibilities outdoors. Plus, it's great for our health and well-being. Risky play is shown to benefit children’s emotional well-being too. 

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

Welcome aboard to Sue Asquith our new NDNA International Early Years Adviser! See how we support and deliver an ambitious vision for quality education and care for young children around the world here.

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NDNA England

The Department for Education has released its lasts Early Years National Funding Rates for 2020/21. This follows an announcement from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson revealing how the extra £66m for early years will be spent. 

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NDNA Scotland

The Scottish Government claims that a third of all three and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds are already accessing additional hours of childcare over and above the current 600 in its  Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Delivery Progress Report.

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NDNA Cymru

NDNA Cymru has been awarded the Adult Engagement Employer of the Year award following our work with North Wales Training, sourcing participants through our Childcare Works project.

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