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.  

New online courses: Ofsted inspection framework

We've launched two brand new online courses to support you with the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework. Access 'Quality of Education' and 'Intent, Implementation and Impact' at just £5.00 per course as an NDNA member or at £7.50 per course as a non-member. 

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Political party pledges roundup 

We have compiled a roundup of the main and most relevant party pledges which affect the sector, ahead of the General Election on 12 December. We are campaigning hard to ensure your voices are heard. See our resources including our own manifesto, a factsheet and letter templates for parents and parliamentary candidates here to share. 
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NDNA Awards 2020 now open

Our 2020 awards are now open for registration and parent voting! Our awards are the only early years awards voted for by parents as well as judged on excellence. New for 2020, you can register in ten categories, as we have launched a brand new SENDCO Award.

Blog: Ofsted inspections

What documents does Ofsted need at your inspection? And how can you demonstrate high quality practice? Early Years Adviser Laura Robshaw answers all your questions about Ofsted inspections in our latest blog post.
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Free Bing

NDNA has teamed up with Acamar Films, producer preschool series Bing, to provide parents with resources on transitions, to support their Bingsters through big moments in their little lives. Download our free factsheets and share them 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

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

Find out all you need to know about registering on the Public Contracts Scotland Portal for the ELC 1140 Hours Funding Frameworks here. NDNA members can login to access our support for the requirements of 'Criteria 8 - Fair work practices, including payment of the Living Wage', including an example Method Statement and policy templates to use here.

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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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