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Theories and Approaches in the Early Years

See our new online course on theories and approaches in the early years. The course will help practitioners to understand the ways in which young children learn, based on evidence from theories and research.
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Start building futures

We want early education and childcare to get the funding needed to be able to deliver the high quality service everyone wants for our children. For too many years, childcare places have been underfunded and this needs to change.

Your Scotland member event

Are you keen to learn what inspections will look like when they fully resume, and when ratings will be published again? Our Scotland member event is the perfect opportunity to seek reassurance, capture up to date information and insight, and ask questions to give you peace of mind. 
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Out now: new NDNA training brochure

Members, we've now launched our latest training brochure, providing you with full details of our latest training offers, including our Live Virtual Classroom series. You'll have received this with your latest edition of Nursery News magazine. 

Contact us

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. 


See our live virtual training  to support staff CPD during this difficult time. If you have an enquiry or want to book/rebook training please call us on 01484 407070 ext 228.

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To support you with the transition from EYFS 2017 to EYFS 2021 in September, order our Birth to 5 Matters and 2021 EYFS Statutory Framework printed and bound copies, and access our updated Supporting birth-2 and 2-year-olds online courses.

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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