Here you'll find a range of myNDNA sector advice written by our very own early years advisers and industry experts.

Visual perceptual skills in early years

23 October 2017
  Baby looking at camera As an early years practitioner, you need to understand how to identify any problems with visual perceptual skills in children at your setting, so that you can provide the right activities to support development. 

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Top tips for self-evaluation

12 October 2017

As an early years practitioner, having a commitment to ongoing evaluative practice at your setting is essential to ensure continuous high-quality care and learning for children and helps the sustainability of your nursery. Read our top tips for self-evaluation.

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Mathematical development

11 September 2017

numbered tree slicesMaths should be a permanent focus in all early years settings, threaded through all areas of your provision. Let’s have a look at a few simple ways to achieve this with a few tweaks.

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Recognising signs of anxiety in children, parents and carers

22 June 2017

Jane EvansIt can be so hard to tell if a child at your nursery is displaying challenging behaviour, a character trait or anxiety and therefore it can be difficult to know how to respond.

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Technology and early language development

12 June 2017

Chris Williams, ChattaIt is impossible to ignore the role technology plays in early language development. View tips for developing language through the use of technology at your setting, from Chris Williams of Chatta.

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Music and movement in early years: We were born to move!


5 June 2017

Helen BatelleyWe learn more physical skills in our first five years than at any other time in our lives! Check out NDNA Conference speaker Helen Battelley's tips on physical development in the early years.

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Self-regulation in early years


1 June 2017

Self-regulationSelf-regulation is so important in contributing to children becoming positive learners and for their long-term mental health.

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Nursery advice: Using social media


28 May 2017

Social mediaSocial media can be a great online channel to boost communication with parents and raise awareness of your nursery. And the best part? It’s absolutely free!

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