Latest News, Policy & Events

England Annual Nursery Survey results revealed

Shortfalls in government funding have more than DOUBLED over the past year, leaving cash-strapped nurseries struggling to pay even minimum wages to staff, according to our England Annual Nursery Survey results.

See the results of our survey here

Results are in: Scotland Annual Nursery Survey

Confidence has plummeted so low within the early years sector in Scotland that only 30% of private nurseries are likely to offer 1140 hours of funded early learning and childcare (compared to over half in our 2017 survey)

Read our full survey report here.

Discounted Level 3 food hygiene course

Throughout June we are running a special offer with The Safer Food Group on our Level 3 Supervisor Food Hygiene online course! 

This course provides information on how you can manage both the business and your team in vital areas of food hygiene. Our discounted price is just £69+VAT for members.

Brand new early years pocket guides

Each early years pocket guide includes sample activities to make maths and literacy fun and engaging for the children in your nursery. 

These guides, mapped against the EYFS, include; Number Activities, Shape, Space and Measure, Writing and Reading. You can also buy them in a handy bundle too.

Join us

NDNA's membership has been created specifically for nurseries: to support your business and help you provide the best-quality care and learning for your children.

In early years, Quality Counts

 Strive for outstanding practice at your nursery with NDNA’s early years quality improvement and self evaluation accreditation Quality Counts. 

Tummy time for babies

Recent research has shown that 19% of mothers with children under six-months-old never put their babies on their fronts to play. Read our guide to tummy time for babies at nursery or in early years settings.

Supporting nurseries across the UK & overseas

NDNA International

We help childcare settings across the world to excel by passing on our knowledge and training in every aspect of early years education.  All based on the English childcare curriculum, the EYFS.

We have members across Europe and in Singapore, India, Dubai and more.

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NDNA England

We're running a series of FREE online and offline business support events to help you use our online business support toolkit the Early Years Business Zone. 

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

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NDNA Scotland

As part of reviewing their registration process, The Care Inspectorate are holding consultation events to hear your views and suggestions to make the process more efficient and relevant.

To find out more or book, email or

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NDNA Wales

The Welsh Government is holding "table talk" discussions on the Childcare Offer for Wales, to share the latest developments as well as the chance to give your views on the implementation and its rollout.

The discussions are taking place across Wales during June and July.