Latest News, Policy & Events

New training course: Ofsted Inspection Framework

Understand what the new framework means for your practice with our new face to face training course taking place across England. It explores the key changes and the impact for your nursery, what to expect at your inspection, how to plan for these changes and more.

Government must listen to child benefit recommendations

The Work and Pensions Committee have heavily criticised the official Government response to their report on childcare payments under Universal Credit. NDNA gave evidence on the impact for parents and providers of the policy and supported the committees recommendation for up front and direct payments to nurseries.


Transitions in early years: they’re a Bing thing! 

NDNA has teamed up with Acamar Films producers of Bing - the award-winning TV series which celebrates the joyful, noisy, messy reality of pre-school life - to provide parents with resources on transitions. Four free factsheets and other resources will support parents to help their Bingsters through the big moments in their little lives.  

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NDNA Conference and Awards

Your early bird rates for the NDNA Conference are ending soon! Book before 30 April to save up to 20% on tickets with speakers from Andy Cope on the 'Art of Being Brilliant' to Caroline Hounsell on staff mental health and well-being. All finalists of the NDNA Awards will be announced on 18 April so keep an eye on our news page! 

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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.

Nursery pets

They 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? 


Get 20% off one order and 10% off all orders with TTS and Consortium as an NDNA member. 

Supporting nurseries across the UK & overseas

NDNA International

NDNA has partnered with uFony to provide their Daycarez™ App at 20% off to NDNA International members. Daycarez™ is a complete solution for day nurseries to capture, track and share information about each child with their parents.

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NDNA England

We are looking for early years professionals to provide coaching and mentoring to practitioners, to improve outcomes for children. The Early Years Leaders Programme is fully funded by the Mayor of London. We are also looking for practitioners to receive the free coaching and support.

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NDNA Scotland

NDNA Scotland’s research shows that most councils which have approved their new hourly rates for this year and next year will be going for the £5.31 figure which came from a costing review in 2016. NDNA continue to lobby for a funding rate that reflects the rising costs and demands of the expanded 1140 hours.. 

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NDNA Cymru

NDNA Cymru will be supporting people across Wales not currently in employment to train as nursery assistants. Our Childcare Works phase two, which is fully funded by the Welsh Government, aims to train up 84 people aged 25 or over and give them supported employment in a nursery for 16 weeks.

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