Latest News, Policy & Events

COVID-19 support for nurseries

See our FAQs and downloadable resources to help your nursery through the coronavirus pandemic. We've also created a step-by-step guide on what to do if you get a positive coronavirus case in your setting plus a guide for dealing with the press if your nursery has a positive coronavirus / COVID-19 case. 

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Healthy Body, Happy Me: 22-26 March

Our Healthy Body, Happy Me theme for this year is Nurture with Nature. Download activities to inspire children’s curiosity of nature. Nature nurtures us. It’s good for both our physical and mental well-being. In each of our daily guides, you’ll find some reflections for practice and ideas for learning, including at least one physical activity. Plus, each day you’ll also find a great home-learning activity you can share with parents. 
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Testing kits WILL be distributed to PVI nurseries 

Following weeks of campaigning and lobbying, the DfE has finally agreed to distribute home testing kits to all early years providers including PVI nurseries from 22 March. NDNA has lobbied successfully that PVI nurseries – which deliver the most significant proportion of childcare places – must be treated in the same way as nurseries in schools and maintained nursery schools, both of which have been sent the home testing kits for their staff.

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Member events: booking now open

Our Member Events across the UK give you the latest on early years sector policy and practice, and best of all? They're free to members. This spring, we have made your member events national so no matter where you are in the country, you can attend. We have also secured different speakers on different dates in England so please choose the event and speakers that you most want to hear from and book accordingly.

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We have remained open as usual with the team working remotely, to continue to support you. Please bear with us when calling, we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. You can also email, contact our legal helpline for members, and see here for media enquiries. 


See our live virtual training  to support staff CPD during this difficult time. If you have an enquiry or want to book/rebook training please call us on 01484 407070 ext 228.

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We are now able to deliver hard copies of our publications to you. However, due to coronavirus restrictions, this may take us a little longer than usual. In the meantime, you’ll receive an electronic version of your publication on the day of your order. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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

We support nurseries across England to provide high-quality, sustainable childcare. From our head office in West Yorkshire we provide day nurseries and the early years sector in England with campaigning, support, training and advice.

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NDNA Scotland

We support Scottish nurseries from our office in Edinburgh and we're a strategic partner to the Scottish Government, supporting policy development and the implementation of Early Learning and Childcare strategy.
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NDNA Cymru

NDNA has a committed and enthusiastic member base representing day nurseries throughout Wales. We have active member networks in local authority areas across the country. 

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