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

Tackling obesity in early years

27 March 2019
Child on climbing frame
Sue Asquith, Early Childhood Consultant, takes a look at tackling obesity and embedding healthy lifestyles from an early age.

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When should nurseries exclude children for sickness?

06 March 2019
Cambridge early years
With cold and flu season peaking in winter, Julia Sudbury of Cambridge Early Years takes a look at when nurseries should exclude children for sickness.


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Surviving seven Ofsted inspections in eight days!

27 February 2019
Lesley Dawson
When Lesley Dawson, Nursery Manager of Children's Corner got the call for their first inspection, the Inspector said they'd be having a busy couple of weeks. Lesley talks us through how this was an understatement to say the least, as in the following eight days, seven inspections took place.

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Children biting at nursery: How should you react?

20 February 2019
Fiona Bland
Biting can be very upsetting for children, their families and staff, but it does happen. It’s important for nurseries to know why this happens and to deal with it effectively. NDNA Early Years Expert Fiona Bland is on hand to help. 

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Planning for an Ofsted inspection

4 February 2019
Sue Asquith
What does Ofsted want to see when inspecting your nursery? And just how much paperwork should you be doing? NDNA Associate and Freelance Early Childhood Consultant Sue Asquith takes a look.

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Discover new ways to get crafty at Childcare Expo London

1 February 2019
London Childcare expo
Childcare Expo London returns on the 1 and 2 March with a series of free interactive workshops throughout the two days to inspire early years and primary education professionals. 

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Reducing plastic waste and single-use plastic at nursery

4 January 2019
Child with drinks carton
Plastic, plastic everywhere… early childhood consultant Sue Asquith takes a look at ways you can reduce single-use plastic and plastic waste at your childcare setting.

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Special guests announced for Childcare Expo London

2 January 2019
Childcare expo speakers
The organisers at Childcare Expo London are proud to announce their special guests for this years event. 

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