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

A 'Mindfulness Curriculum' at nursery: Shardlow Hall Day Nursery

19 June 2019
Shardlow Hall Day Nursery child smelling flowers
NDNA Member Shardlow Hall Day Nursery has launched a 'mindfulness curriculum' for children at the nursery. In this post, Shardlow Hall Nursery tells us what this means, and how they've implemented it.  
 
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10 steps to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for nurseries

24 May 2019
Practitioner and children on tablet
There was a lot of worry and concern about the GDPR (that came into effect on 25 May 2018). Here, Claire Lidstone of Activity4All, takes a look back at what GDPR means to nurseries, one year on.
 
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Outdoor science in early years for Outdoor Classroom Day 2019 

20 May 2019
Little boy playing outdoors at nursery
It's Outdoor Classroom Day on 23 May! Get inspired with forest school leader, Tricia Pillay's, ideas for outdoor science! 
 
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Special guests announced for leading education event

7 May 2019
Tracy Brabbin
Childcare Expo is celebrating its 10th birthday throughout 2019, and following the huge success of the recent London event, the party is set to continue at EventCity in Manchester this summer.
 
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Mindfulness at nursery

2 May 2019
Old School House Nursery children doing YogaMindfulness is not just a buzz word, but a way of bringing attention to the present moment, creating a calming effect. But what role should your nursery play in teaching children about mindfulness? And what are the practicalities and how can you go about introducing it?
 
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Food allergies at nursery

24 April 2019
Nursery lunch table with foodWith almost 1 in 12 children in the UK suffering from a food allergy, how can you be sure you are doing everything you can to accommodate them and keep them safe at nursery?

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Setting up a nursery forest school

15 April 2019
Child sat in treeThere are few areas of early years practice as rewarding as setting up a forest school for the children in your care. Early years consultant and qualified forest school leader, Tricia Pillay, explores how you can introduce a forest school to your setting.

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Animals and pets at nursery

08 April 2019
Child holding chickThey say never work with children and animals, but as we know, working with children is hugely rewarding - so how can a nursery integrate animals and pets into its provision? 

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Safety in the home environment

 
02 April 2019
Boy role-playing as a fire fighter
It's Family Safety Week 1 – 5 April 2019. Did you know that half of all under 5s are taken to A&E every year because of an accident? Rachel Benchekroun, from RNB Consult and Train, looks at ways you can support parents to keep children safe at home.
 
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Registration officially OPEN for Childcare Expo Manchester

01 April 2019
People laughing
Following on from the tremendous success of the recent London event, Childcare Expo has now set its sights on EventCity in Manchester this Summer. Set to take over the venue for two days from 14th – 15th June, the show promises a bumper line-up of special guests, prominent industry speakers and a range of leading suppliers - and registration for the event is now open!

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