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. See our live virtual training to support staff CPD during this difficult time here.

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NDNA and NDNA Cymru call for nurseries to be prioritised for vaccine

For months we have been calling for better access to testing for early years staff, and with schools now closed, these settings have to be a priority. We all know it’s impossible to distance from toddlers and babies who need close care and contact. Therefore early years staff must also be a priority for the vaccine to enable them to continue on the frontline providing support for families.

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Joint campaign to protect the safety of the early years workforce 

Leading early years organisations the Early Years Alliance, NDNA and PACEY have issued a joint call for the government to take urgent steps to protect the safety and financial sustainability of those working in nurseries, pre-schools and childminding settings in England, in light of the government decision to ask early years settings remain open during national lockdown while instructing schools to close. 

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DfE reveals reasoning behind its decision to keep nurseries open

The Department for Education (DfE) has shared with NDNA its rationale behind keeping nurseries open to all children but closing schools to most pupils. Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of NDNA has met with Childcare Minister Vicky Ford to discuss the situation that nurseries are now in and what support the Government could offer them.

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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. 


From October 2020 NDNA recommenced in house face-to-face training. If you have an enquiry or want to book/rebook training please call us on 01484 407070 ext 228. We will also continue to support you via our  Live Virtual Classroom training and webinars.

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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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